2 Tons of Ivory Crushed by New York City Officials in Central Park

Over 2 tons of Ivory worth $8 million was crushed by the City yesterday in Central Park in a demonstration against the illegal trade.

Jewelry and statues made out of the ivory from at least 100 slaughtered elephants were crushed Thursday during a ceremonial demonstration in Central Park. The $8 million worth of ivory was destroyed by a rock-crusher machine to highlight the state's commitment to destroying the illegal trade.

Check out the video's accompanying article on the New York Daily News for more info.

Matt Coneybeare

Matt Coneybeare

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Matt enjoys exploring the City's with his partner and son. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time eating, running, and working on cool stuff.

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