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Ivory Poaching Has Increased Since International Ban

Elephant poaching, while illegal, is still happening all around the world and seems to be at an all-time high.

Last week, two jewelers in New York City were charged with possessing millions of dollars worth of illegal ivory. Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr. said at a news conference, “It’s booming here and pushing both species of elephants to the brink of extinction.” In June, more than a thousand elephant tusks were incinerated in Gabon by President Ali Bongo to demonstrate his efforts to end poaching. Ivory poaching was banned worldwide in 1989; however, just last year the number of elephants killed for their tusks reached an all-time high. International anti-poaching program Monitoring the Illegal Killing of Elephants explains that poaching is most common in impoverished places where there is a lack of law enforcement and a high demand for ivory.

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Abused-Animal Sanctuary in Mississippi Gets a Facelift

Newly reimagined Hope Animal Sanctuary features 20 tiny houses that serve as comfortable habitats for rescued animals.
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Utah Mayor Goes Vegan to Set Example for Citizens

Park City Mayor Andy Beerman will not consume animal products for 10 days—and possibly beyond—to show city residents that plant-based eating is easy.
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UK Makeup Guru Says Vegan is "The Right Thing to Do"

Jessica Rose urges makeup artists to use only vegan products to avoid supporting animal exploitation for vanity's sake.
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Karlie Kloss Touts Beyond Burger as the Future of Meat

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