WATCH: Kenya burns ivory from 10,000 poached elephants

Bearing witness to the destruction of 105 tonnes of elephant ivory in Kenya this past weekend was a moving experience.

The International Fund for Animal Welfare is wholly committed in the fight against the decimation of elephants for their ivory on a number of fronts. And we were proud to support the government of Kenya and the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) on this somber occasion.

In this video, you’ll see the magnitude of the destruction, and I meet up with KWS deputy director Patrick Omondi to stand in unity for elephants in front of the pyres.

We will not rest until ivory trade has come to an end.

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