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US Destroys 6 Tons of Ivory to Curb Elephant Poaching

The U.S. has destroyed six tons of ivory it had seized, crushing the tusks of elephants in an effort to combat the world trade in the contraband.The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service had collected the tusks -- some with intricate carvings on them -- over the last 25 years. But on Thursday, workers pulverized the stash in an industrial rock crusher in (the western U.S. state of ) Colorado, all in an attempt to curtail elephant poaching and cut the market for the tusks.Experts say there is a $10...

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