In Colorado, officials will use rock crushers to demolish confiscated tusks, carvings and jewelry to send an anti-poaching message.
Nov. 13, 2013 Steve Oberholtzer, a special agent for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, talks about poachers as he is surrounded by ivory at the National Wildlife Property Repository near Commerce City, Colo. More than six tons of ivory tusks, carvings and jewelry, worth millions of dollars, will be crushed at the facility Thursday. The items were seized from smugglers, traders and tourists at U.S. ports of entry after a global ban on the ivory trade went into effect in 1989. Ed Andrieski/AP Buy Photo