August 11, 2020

Singapore crushes massive ivory haul on eve of World Elephant Day

Singapore (AFP) – Singapore began destroying nine tonnes of seized ivory Tuesday, the largest such action globally in recent years, including contraband tusks that came from more than 300 African elephants.The destruction by an industrial rock crusher was held on the eve of World Elephant Day, and aims to prevent the items from re-entering the market and disrupt the global supply chain of illegally traded ivory, Singapore’s National Parks Board said.A spokeswoman for the board told AFP it would take three to five days for all of the ivory — seized between 2014 and 2019 — to be crushed, after…

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