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Young elephant orphaned by poachers.
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2012-11-13 - Dubai, United Arab Emirates
This week, customs agents in Dubai seized elephant ivory tusks that were estimated to be worth more than $4 million dollars. According to an AP report, the tusks were hidden in a shipment of green beans, which came from an unnamed country in Africa. Killing elephants for their tusks is not only a brutal and inhumane practice, but it has been illegal since 1989, when a global ban on ivory was put in place. Illegal poaching of animals and animal parts can include elephant tusks, bear gallbladders,...



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