M.M. ALAM NAIROBI: Before setting it to fire Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta pointed towards the highest ivory stack ever in the world here at National Park and remarked: “The height of the pile of ivory before us marks the strength of our resolve (to stop slaughtering of elephants and smuggling of its ivory)”. To satisfy the demand of ivory over 30,000 elephants are killed annually in Africa drastically reducing present population of half a million. African leaders have long been demanding ban on ivory trade to prevent extinction of elephants. The burning stacks of 16000 confiscated elephant tusks and rhino horns, arranged in a semi-circle, is expected to burn for many days.
Source: News Pakistan