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Chinese star calls on Asia to help end elephant slaughter

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Ivory jewelry and carvings are prized by some in Asia, but people should know they come from the massacre of elephants whose survival is threatened by rampant poaching, popular Chinese film star Li Bingbing has warned. 

Chinese film star and UNEP goodwill ambassador Li Bingbing pictured after receiving temporary tribal markings from members of the Samburu tribe in Samburu game reserve, Kenya on May 8, 2013. Ivory jewelry and carvings are prized by some in Asia, but people should know they come from the massacre of elephants whose survival is threatened by rampant poaching, Li said.

"I want to spread the message... that we should stop the killing because there's blood slaughter and a poaching crisis happening behind the beautiful carvings and jewelry," Li said, visiting elephants in the wild in Kenya.

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