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    Alexa Poortier

    From Africa to New York! On 3August2017, authorities in New York destroyed nearly two tons of illegal ivory confiscated in the state. The crush was intended to discourage consumers from buying illicit wildlife products, and to demonstrate to traffickers and sellers that wildlife crime is taken very seriously in the U.S.

    Up to 33,000 elephants are killed each year for their ivory tusks, which are used in carvings, jewelry and other products. WildAid, one of the organizations co-sponsoring the crush, has found that only one in five Americans knows that the U.S. is a major trafficking hub for the illegal wildlife trade.

    Is this happening in your country? Stop buying ivory. Without the demand, this will stop.


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