10 Jun '15, 3pm

#Luiis_3x ] Congo president joins fight against ‘blood ivory’ with 5-ton burn: Congo-Brazzav... [ #Luispokel ]

This burn makes Congo-Brazzaville the 13th nation to destroy ivory confiscated from illegal poachers. Last year, China used a giant crushing machine to pulverize $10 million worth of ivory ornaments, carvings and tusks in front of press and government officials. France took part in a similar event last year, a public crushing of more than 3 tons of illegal ivory worth around $1.4 million. Similar burns were held in Kenya and Ethiopia earlier this spring as well. By making a public spectacle of the destruction, authorities hope to send a message that the quest for ‘blood ivory’ will not be tolerated.

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