French Customs employees unload a collection of elephant tusks, prior to crushing them into dust, at the foot of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, Thursday Feb. 6, 2014. France is crushing more than 3 tons ... more 
French Customs employees unload a collection of elephant tusks, prior to crushing them into dust, at the foot of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, Thursday Feb. 6, 2014. France is crushing more than 3 tons of illegal ivory in Europe's first destruction of a stockpile of the banned elephant tusks. Thursday's pulverization is intended to send a message to poachers and traffickers that preservationists hope will help stem the illicit trade that endangers the species' survival. (AP Photo/Remy de la Mauviniere) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Remy de la Mauviniere
Thu, Feb 6, 2014 8:15 AM EST