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Kenya Burns 15-ton Ivory Pile in Defiance of Trade

Kenya incinerated 15 tons of elephant tusks Tuesday in a symbolic gesture against the illicit ivory trade. The government has promised to destroy all of its remaining ivory stocks as it steps up a fight against poaching. Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta lowered a burning torch to a three-tiered pile of ivory tusks, sending flames and smoke swirling high into the air above Nairobi National Park. Speaking at the event, which also marked World Wildlife Day, Kenyatta said the burning...

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