The Crush on Wildlife
Today, in Denver, the Department of the Interior is destroying the United States’ entire stock of confiscated contraband ivory — totaling nearly six tons.  With this action, the United States is sending a simple but powerful message to the sadistic poachers who kill elephants and other animals, and to all the traffickers who transport illicit cargo and the consumers who purchase these illicit goods: “You cannot and must not mistake our seriousness.” MORE
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    Crushing ivory and protecting wildlife.
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    man I really hope they let museums have a crack at it first…
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