World’s biggest ivory bonfire in Kenya

Sunday, 01 May 2016 - 8:34

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Kenya has torched world’s biggest ivory bonfire, with eleven pyres of tusks, in a bid to save elephants and stop slaughter.

The bonfire was first lit by Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, has demanded a ban on ivory trade.

"To lose our elephants would be to lose a key part of the heritage that we hold in trust. Quite simply, we will not allow it," Mr Kenyatta has said at a meeting of African heads of state and conservationists. He has added that they will not be the Africans ‘who stood by as we lost our elephants.’

Over 100 tonnes of ivory from thousands of slaughtered elephants were lit.

Another 1.35 tonnes of rhino horn were also burned, urging to end the killing of about 340 of the endangered animals.



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