Before the switch was flipped on the 25-ton rock crusher, New York Congresswoman Grace Meng told the Times Square crowd how her kids asked a simple question when she told them what she was going to do today: “Why would anyone want to hurt and kill elephants?”
And then the US Fish and Wildlife Service crushed one ton of ivory, most of which had been seized during undercover operations in New York City and Philadelphia. Representatives from the Wildlife Conservation Society, the African Wildlife Foundation, the Natural Resources Defense Council, the Humane Society of the United States, and the World Wildlife Fund were all on hand. The event was hosted in Times Square because it’s one of the most-public places on earth — and also because…
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