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.
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