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Dan Ashe

Elephant tusks (credit: NOEL CELIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Tons of Illegal Ivory Crushed In Commerce City

U.S. officials on Thursday destroyed more than 6 tons of confiscated ivory tusks, carvings and jewelry — the bulk of the U.S. “blood ivory” stockpile — and urged other nations to follow suit to fight a $10 billion global trade that slaughters tens of thousands of elephants each year.

11/14/2013