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U.S. to Destroy 6 Tons of Confiscated Ivory, Sending Message to Poachers

U.S. to Destroy 6 Tons of Confiscated Ivory, Sending Message to Poachers

Whole elephant tusks. Carved ivory figurines and statues. Ivory knives, jewelry, chopsticks and trinkets. Six tons of this stuff, all of it illegal, sits in a secure warehouse where box after cardboard box rests alongside wooden pallets that overflow their bloody bounty onto the floor.

September 10, 2013 — John R. Platt