New York Man Admits to Buying and Selling Elephant Tusks
You know that feeling when something big happens in your hometown, and you're like "Hey! I'm from there!" but, then you realize it's a terrible thing that has happened in your hometown, and you're like, "Damn, I'm from there?"
I had that moment today while clicking around the internet. I found out a man from the town I grew up in was charged with trafficking in prohibited wildlife places. Ferdinand Krizan, 77, of Franklinville, NY, (where I was raised) could serve a maximum penalty of up to five years in jail and a fine of up to $250,000 for his crimes. Police had found that he was buying and selling thousands of dollars worth of elephant tusks and other illegal animal products.
He has also been forced to abandon nearly 100 pieces of elephant ivory carvings.
You can CLICK HERE to see the video and find out what else was found in his possession.
Experts say that 96 elephants are killed on average every single day for their tusks. It's hard to believe and so sad!
And for what? What is the appeal of having the horns of an animal? I guess I just don't get it! And I'm embarrassed this guy is from my town. Ew!