Horror: Officials strip off antique piano keys, claiming ivorymain
An English immigrant to New Zealand has seen his 123 year-old piano vandalised by customs officials in search of illegal ivory.
University of Auckland professor Julian Paton, had the key tops of his piano removed by the Department of Conservation.
‘We were diligent,’ said Paton. ‘We went out of our way to make sure we could legally import the piano to New Zealand. We absolutely deny any wrongdoing whatsoever.’
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