03 Aug '17, 8pm

It was a beautiful day for crushing some illegal ivory in Central Park:

New Yorkers are accustomed to out-of-the-ordinary encounters on the city’s eclectic streets, but the scene Thursday morning in Central Park was enough to stop some in their tracks. Under a cloudless blue sky, celebrities, politicians, and conservationists loaded $8.5 million dollars’ worth of illegal ivory onto the conveyor belt of a rumbling rock crusher. Into one end toppled kitschy figurines, cheap bangles, ornate carvings, and full tusks, and out the other shot a gritty white powder. By the time the machine powered down an hour later, the final remains of some 100 dead elephants had been pulverized into chips and dust. Since the mid-2000s, African elephants have suffered from an escalating poaching crisis. Populations of savannah elephants dropped by 30 percent from 2007 to 2014, while numbers of forest elephants—West Africa’s more diminutive and secretive species—plum...

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