Why illegal ivory is burned
The biggest burn of illegal seized ivory not only shows the horrifying extent of this ghastly trade but destroys the possibility of it ever getting into the wrong hands for profit. 105 tonnes of elephant tusks is a shocking number of animals senselessly slaughtered for people who value it for useless trinkets and jewellery. Personally I'd like to see a total ban on the trade of all ivory items antique or otherwise. If the world is serious about saving elephants from extinction in the very near future a total ban by countries worldwide is a necessary step I think.
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