Kenya Sends Ivory Poachers A 105-Ton, Burning Message
The Kenyan government made its political point, suggesting doing anything other than burning its ivory would have been immoral.By Samantha Crook | May 1, 2016
On Saturday, Kenya burned more than 100 tons of ivory from thousands of elephants, despite criticism that the government was wasting a commodity it could make millions from.
"We are not watching any money go up in smoke, because from our perspective, there is no intrinsic value. Kenya believes that the only value of the ivory is tusks on a live elephant," Kenya Wildlife Service Director General Kitili Mbathi said.