Conservationists cut elephant tusks to curb ivory poaching

11/27/2012 | CBS News

In an effort to protect elephants, which are being killed in record numbers solely for their ivory, conservationists in Kenya have resorted to the controversial tactic of tranquilizing the animals and removing part of their tusks to make them less appealing to poachers. Conservationist Ian Craig knows such efforts won't stop the poaching entirely, but he hopes they will help, along with revenue brought to local economies by elephant-related tourism.

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