The $10 billion illegal ivory industry has grown so large that a giant illegal ivory storage facility in Colorado is at capacity. Now they have to destroy the ivory.
In October, U.S. enforcers of wildlife trafficking laws will destroy a mountain of ivory stockpiled in a warehouse in Colorado in a new public push to stem an illegal $10 billion industry.
The big “crush” comes because they have seized so much ivory--more than six tons. There’s literally no room to store it anymore.
The Denver Post describes the warehouse, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s National Wildlife Property Repository, which holds wildlife objects and parts that are seized from smugglers. U.S. authorities are prohibited from selling any of it...