Tag: Ivory Trade

Environment

New York Won’t Tolerate Ivory Poaching Anymore

Animals and humans coexist in this world. Due to our superior brain, we emerged as the more powerful species than these animals that once roamed the planet freely. Despite being monstrous creatures in size, many of these animals have gone endangered because of irresponsible human activities like poaching and hunting. These poor animals have become victims of man’s greed as they are often sold as exotic dishes or in the case of elephants, have their tusks removed for the ivory found in it.

In the “city that never sleeps”, roughly eight million worth of elephant ivory has been destroyed in the infamous Central Park as “The Ivory Crush” initiated this event. Aside from global warming, deforestation, climate change, pollution, and rapid growth of the human population, many of the world’s animal species have disappeared off the face of the planet without most of us know about it. More extinction is expected as the list of endangered species grows.

Trinkets, statues, and jewelry crafted from the tusks of at least 100 slaughtered elephants were fed Thursday into a rock crusher in Central Park to demonstrate the state’s commitment to smashing the illegal ivory trade.

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