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Former NBA star and Chinese icon Yao Ming inspects the corpse of a poached elephant in Namunyak, Northern Kenya. Yao is on a fact-finding mission with international conservation group WildAid as part of a campaign to reduce the demand for ivory products in China, the main destination for illegal ivory. Since 2008, elephant poaching has been on the rise, according to Save the Elephants and the Kenya Wildlife Service. Follow Yao’s journey through Africa at http://yaomingblog.com/
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After witnessing how illegal ivory was obtained, I really was speechless. After seeing these animals up close and watching them interact in loving and protective family groups, it was heart wrenching and deeply depressing to see them cruelly taken before their time.