HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - About a dozen protestors took to the streets on Saturday to raise awareness about Hawaii's ivory trade.
The Sierra Club, along with concerned community members walked from the state capitol to Honolulu Hale.
Organizers say the march to protect elephants and rhinos was one of many around the world this weekend. The demonstration coincides with the opening of an international convention on wildlife trade in South Africa.
"Until China and America shut down their markets, there's nothing we can do to stop our rangers from being murdered by poachers, there's nothing we can do to protect the elephants unless you guys stop consuming this stuff, and that's why we're getting the message out, and that's why we're marching today," said Steven Lee, a Sierra Club volunteer.
The Sierra Club says no ivory dealer in Hawaii has been found to have proper documentation for ivory sales, which may put consumers at risk for federal prosecution.