In April 2014, Tiffany & Co. was one of three for-profit companies to sign an open letter to US President Barack Obama that commended his administration’s decision to propose new rules for the importation and sale of ivory. (The other two companies were the Walt Disney Company and the auctioneer Guernsey’s.) The letter, published in The Washington Post, praised the administration for taking steps to implement a nearly complete ban on the elephant ivory trade in the United States. It was a very p…

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