Nearly All Sales of Elephant Ivory Are a Crime

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Ivory is a beloved item, used since the start of the nation in pianos, knife handles and furniture. Now it's become a big enough business to threaten species extinction. So, the Obama Administration has declared a near-total ban on the sale of products containing African elephant ivory.

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As Darryl Fears reports in the Washington Post, the ban may put an end to more than one kind of business.

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Guest:
Darryl Fears - Washington Post - @bydarrylfears

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Andrea Brody, Sáša Woodruff, Katie Cooper