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Africa: U.S to Destroy Six Tons of Illegal Ivory


Animals  (tags: wildlife, elephants, ivory, suffering, slaughter, killing )

Jill
- 470 days ago - allafrica.com
U.S. wildlife authorities say they will destroy six metric tons of illegal elephant ivory seized by customs agents. Whole tusks, carvings and other ivory material held in storage in the western state of Colorado will be crushed next month.



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Comments

Veronique L. (215)
Thursday September 12, 2013, 10:49 am
How many dead elephants do 6 tons mean? :'(
 

Ruth S. (298)
Thursday September 12, 2013, 11:42 am
6 tons is 13200 pounds, that is how much is going to be destroyed.
 

Ruth M. (252)
Thursday September 12, 2013, 12:11 pm
How sad to think of the numer of Elephants that have to die for vanity!!!!
 

Christeen Anderson (554)
Thursday September 12, 2013, 12:45 pm
Hearing this makes me so sad.
 

Nimue Pendragon (275)
Thursday September 12, 2013, 5:46 pm
Too bad they can't give it back to the poor elephants.
 

Melania Padilla (185)
Friday September 13, 2013, 12:32 pm
Poor elephants..... Kill the poachers and jail the ones who demand ivory!!
 

Gabriela Baldaia (103)
Friday September 13, 2013, 2:29 pm
Although hugely distressing, the news should be widely spread so that ivory becomes worthless in the near future...
It appears the Interior Secretary Sally Jewell is really concerned about this matter ..
Thank you for sharing, Jill !
 

Evelyn B. (79)
Friday September 13, 2013, 4:31 pm
Noted Tks. Jill...
 

Danuta Watola (1217)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 3:27 am
noted
 

(8)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 3:58 am
Que de souffrances et de morts inutiles... quelle tristesse infinie !
 

Elaine Al Meqdad (226)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 7:24 am
Noted! And every bit of these tusks should be made into a memorial so that people can see the damage that these thugs are doing to our treasured animals!
 

Jaya Sinha (26)
Monday September 16, 2013, 12:44 am
NOTED.
 

Sandra S. (94)
Saturday September 21, 2013, 10:11 pm
Six metric tons is way too many lost elephant lives -the poaching must stop!!! If destroying the ivory gets the message across that the US and Africa mean business, then perhaps the ivory will one day become worthless.
 
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