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Google urged to remove ads for ivory

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Conservationists have urged internet giant Google to remove thousands of advertisements promoting products made from whales and elephants. 

Seized ivory tusks are displayed during a Hong Kong Customs press conference on January 4, 2013. Conservationists have urged internet giant Google to remove thousands of advertisements promoting products made from whales and elephants.

Campaign group The Environmental Investigation Agency said Tuesday that it had written to Google CEO Larry Page last month appealing for the removal of more than 1,400 ads promoting whale products and 10,000 ads for elephant ivory products on its Japanese shopping site.

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