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Fish and Wildlife Service Sends Message that Wildlife Trafficking, Elephant Poaching Must be Crushed

The U.S. stepped up their efforts to 'Fight Wildlife Trafficking' by destroying stockpiled ivory.  Six tons of illegal elephant ivory confiscated by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service law enforcement officers were loaded into an industrial-scale rock crusher and pulverized today at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge outside Denver, Colo. Officials from the departments of Justice and State joined Service Director Dan Ashe and leading worldwide conservationists in calling for global action to combat wildlife trafficking and stop the slaughter of elephants and other species.

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Published on: Friday, November 15, 2013