ON FIRE

Kenya Burns 105 Tons of Illegal Ivory

In protest of poaching, the Kenyan government on Saturday publicly burned 105 tons of ivory — which is thought to be worth more than $100 million on the black market. Among the items burned where elephant and rhino tusks, as well as animal skins and sandalwood. "The rising value of elephant ivory trade, illegally on the international market, has resulted in a massacre in the rainforest of Africa," Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta told the crowd gathered to witness the event.