(New York, July 3, 2017) - Over two tonnes of ivory artifacts were crushed at a high-profile event at the heart of New York City’s Central Park on July 3, the Star newspaper reported.
American and Kenyan officials present put elephant poachers and ivory traffickers on notice saying they should stop before they are caught.


“Today, we are crushing ivory, tomorrow we will be crushing you,” said Daniel Foote, United States Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs.
Foote noted that ivory trafficking was linked to terrorism, the narcotics trade, and other criminal cartels.


Deputy Chief of Mission at the Kenya Embassy in Washington David Gacheru told the Star that it was crucial to cut down the supply chain for ivory.
African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) director of media relations Denis Galava added: “Illegal trade in wildlife is supporting not only corruption, but terrorism… and also trade in narcotics.”


Read the full story here: http://www.the-star.co.ke/news/2017/08/04/kenya-ivory-trafficking-we-will-crush-you-new-york-warns-poachers_c1610330

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