US to crush tons of seized ivory

2013-09-10 17:45

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Denver - Wildlife officials are planning to crush more than 6 tons of ivory as part of a push by the United States to combat illegal trafficking worldwide.

The ivory was seized around the country in an effort to block imports of tusks from elephants that have been slaughtered for their tusks.

The seized items include whole tusks that have been carved into scenes from daily life.

The US Fish and Wildlife Service said the illegal industry has become a $10bn one.

The Denver Post reports the agency plans to pulverize the ivory next month.


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