Elephant Poaching

The illegal ivory trade is big business, and it is threatening the existence of African elephants. Coveted for their ivory tusks, these elephants have been killed by poachers at a rate that pushes the species toward extinction. As the latest edition of HBO's Real Sports reports there is friction between those fighting against illegal killing of the elephants and wealthy trophy hunters, who pursue the activity legally as a sport.

Here's a clip from the story that premieres Tuesday at 10 p.m. ET/PT:

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