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Confiscated illegal ivory haul crushed in the US

More than six tons of confiscated ivory including tusks, carvings and jewellery have been crushed in the US.

Thousands of items accumulated over the past 25 years were dumped into a steel crusher at the National Wildlife Property Repository north of Denver.

Adam Roberts, Executive Vice President of Born Free USA said: "Any time we can remove ivory from the marketplace, it is a win for elephants."