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China Destroys 6 Tons of Illegal Ivory

Authorities in China have destroyed six tons of illegal ivory seized from smugglers, the first such public destruction of the country's stockpile. Journalists and animal rights activists were on hand Monday in the city of Dongguan, as machines crushed piles of contraband that included large elephant tusks and finished carvings. China is the world's largest market for smuggled ivory. The material is seen as a status symbol and is used both for decorative objects and in...

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