China Publicly Destroys Ivory Tusks to Discourage Illegal Trade
January 6, 2014
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For the first time, China publicly crushed a part of its ivory stockpile - over six tons of it - in an effort to shed its image as a global hub for the illegal trade in African elephant tusks. Mana Rabiee reports.
AFP (Aug. 26, 2015) Thailand destroys more than two tonnes of ivory -- a victory for animal rights groups fighting against the trade in a country renowned for being a hub for illegal tusks.
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AFP (Mar. 3, 2015) Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta set fire to a giant pile of 15 tonnes of elephant ivory Tuesday, vowing to destroy the country's entire stockpile of illegal tusks by the year's end. Duration: ... watch video
AFP (July 16, 2015) Rampant illegal trading in ivory in Hong Kong is pushing elephants towards extinction, conservationists said, reporting more ivory items on sale there than in any other city.
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AFP (Jan. 20, 2015) When Kenyan police seized a truck packed with over 200 elephant tusks last year, the bust led to the rare arrest of suspected ivory kingpin Feisal Mohamed Ali. Activists hope Ali's trial will shine a ... watch video
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