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US Fish and Wildlife Service send message to illegal ivory trade

Five tons of ivory worth around 10 million euros

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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is attempting to curb the sale of illegal ivory in the U.S..

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service plans to pulverize six tons of ivory outside Denver later today.6 tons.

While there are pockets of legal  ivory trading in places like China, U.S. officials hope that by decimating the stockpile, they'll be sending a no-tolerance message to anyone involved in the illegal ivory trade.

Take Two spoke with Edward Grace with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service about the effort and  how the agency obtained the ivory in the first place.

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