U.S. Crushing 6 Tons of Ivory at Rocky Mtn Arsenal Wildlife Refuge

The U.S. Government will be crushing 6 tons of ivory that it has stockpiled since the 1980s in hopes of sending a strong message to consumers, vendors, and poachers of ivory that it will no longer be tolerated. 

The crushing event is not opened to the public, however, an group from DU called "A World With..." will be meeting outside the gates toward the end of the event with signs to show support.  That way when the busses and media are leaving, they will see them outside with their messages of gratitude. 

Obviously the more people that show up, the better.  Make a sign if you wish or just show up and join in! 

Here is a few articles explaining the nature of the event:


http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/06/us/in-a-message-to-poachers-us-to-destroy-its-ivory.html

http://swampland.time.com/2013/11/05/obama-administration-to-destroy-ivory-stockpiles/

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