More than two tons of ivory were crushed, in a country renowned for being a hub for illegal tusks.
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The decision comes as a major victory for conservationists and was spurred by the recent killing of the now globally famous Cecil the Lion.
Officials hope the new system will put a serious dent in the number of killings of the endangered animals.
The animals underwent 10 months of preparation that included surgery to recover skin and plumage.
Bowing to criticism from animal rights groups, the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus will soon end use of their emblematic Indian stars.
Graphic footage shows live piglets, rabbits and possums used as bait to train some of the country's most successful dogs.
After 16 years living in a concrete enclosure, a female black bear is moved to a sanctuary after her owner is taken to court.
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