It is very sad to see an animals natural resource, the very reason they were killed, be burned in such a way. Very bold political statement against poaching. But was it the smartest?
Kenya sets ablaze 100 tonnes of elephant ivory and one tonne of rhino horn, in what is being called the largest stockpile of the material to be destroyed. Led by Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta at the Nairobi national park, eleven giant pyres of ivory is set on fire using 20,000 litres of gasoline. The decision to destroy the ivory was made to highlight the impact of poaching.