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Barber shop fined for selling ivory shaving brushes

Policeman inspecting ivory brushes
Policeman inspecting ivory brushes


2006-10-24 - London, United Kingdom
A leading London gentleman's barber was fined £10,000 after 24 grooming accessories made from ivory were found on its premises during a raid by police. Officers from the Metropolitan's Wildlife Crime Unit seized 24 items including shaving brushes - stamped with "real ivory" - on sale for up to £1,100 each, as well as ivory hairbrushes, glove stretchers and an elephant's tusk when they raided the company's shops in Mayfair and Piccadilly.



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