US officials crushing 6 tons of illegal ivory to send global anti-poaching message

  • by: STEVEN K. PAULSON , Associated Press
  • Updated: November 13, 2013 - 10:45 PM

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. — U.S. officials are destroying more than 6 tons of confiscated ivory tusks, carvings and jewelry — the bulk of the U.S. "blood ivory" stockpile — to support the fight against a $10 billion global trade that slaughters tens of thousands of elephants each year.

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