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Soccer-Premier League players condemn illegal wildlife trade
By Stephen Wood LONDON, Feb 12 (Reuters) – Leading Premier League players, including Manchester City’s Yaya Toure and Vincent Kompany, on Wednesday added their voices to a campaign to end the illegal trade in wildlife. “The world must unite… to not buy ivory,” , City’s Ivory Coast midfielder Toure and Victor Wanyama, the Kenya-born Southampton midfielder, said in a video message released by the English Premier League. The campaign, run partly by World Wildlife Fund UK and the Born Free Foundation, is aiming to highlight the plight of elephants and rhinos in Africa. In the 30-second video, Wanyama and Toure were joined by Toure’s brother, Liverpool defender Kolo, and City captain Kompany, who is of Congolese descent, in condemning the killing of endangered species.