04 Oct '11, 3pm

Leonardo DiCaprio working to end ivory trade / spreading awareness of elephant slaughter for tusks

Leonardo DiCaprio working to end ivory trade / spreading awareness of elephant slaughter for tusks

"The ivory trade fuels conflict and strife," said DiCaprio in a release. "Elephants are killed by poachers so their tusks can be traded for weapons and drugs by international criminal organizations before becoming trinkets and jewelry for consumers. Authorities in 85 countries have seized almost 400 tons of ivory on the black market since the 1989 ivory trade ban."

Full article: http://www.mnn.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/blogs/dicaprio-...

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