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US Authorities Crush Ivory to Send Anti-Poaching Message

Africa's elephants are being slaughtered at a record pace by poachers who hope to get rich by selling their ivory tusks.   On Thursday, U.S. officials sent a powerful anti-poaching message by destroying nearly 6,000 kilograms of confiscated ivory tusks, carvings and jewelry.   Conservationists say the key to ending the poaching of elephants is to make it unprofitable to do so.   "Anytime we can remove ivory from the marketplace it’s a win for elephants, because...

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