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6 tons of seized ivory crushed in Denver

November 15, 2013
By STEVEN K. PAULSON , THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. - U.S. officials on Thursday destroyed more than 6 tons of confiscated ivory tusks, carvings and jewelry - the bulk of the U.S. "blood ivory" stockpile - and urged other nations to follow suit to fight a $10 billion global trade that slaughters tens of thousands of elephants each year.

 
 
 

 

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