A Statement for Elephants at the Ivory Crush in New York

August 3, 2017

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Photo Credit: Julie Larsen Maher © WCS

It's a good day for elephants and a bad day for poachers. Today, we co-hosted the Ivory Crush in New York's Central Park, making a statement to the world that the illegal ivory trade must end by crushing nearly two tons of confiscated ivory.

"The crushing sounds inside Central Park today equal justice for elephants," said John Calvelli, Vice President of Public Affairs of the Wildlife Conservation Society and Director of the 96 Elephants Campaign. "The crusher pulverized more than 2 tons of elephant ivory, ensuring that this ivory will never again bring profit to the criminals killing off the world’s elephants."

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