US to Crush 6 Tons of Confiscated Illegal Ivory Stock Pile

November 12, 2013 / 1 Comment

The US administration has decided to destroy illegal ivory that have been confiscated after they were tracked down. The move is to  send out warning signals to poachers who are engaged in ivory hunting.

WILDLIFE US to Crush 6 Tons of Confiscated Illegal Ivory Stock Pile

A task force that will include officers from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and also other conservation groups, will destroy six tons of ivory that have been collected from illegal poachers since the 1980s.  The United States is said to be the second largest market for ivory, after China.

The rise in illegal poaching has led to the administration to think of steps to end the menace and help elephants live life on the planet undisturbed.

So, according to a report, the decision to go about destroying domestic stocks of ivory would definitely warn poachers to stay off their illegal vocation.

The ivory stockpile will be crushed as part of the government efforts and then made ito different creations to spread awareness against the ill effects of illegal ivory trade.

Nations of the likes of the Philippines, Kenya and Gabon have already done such efforts and crushed confiscated ivory.

Elephants are in the verge of extinction due to poaching and it has become a need to take all out efforts to save them.