Strict Obama administration ivory ban infuriates musicians


Professional musicians are in an uproar over an Obama administration order that virtually bans the movement of ivory over the U.S. border, including that which is found in many musical instruments.
Gary Moody, a music professor at Colorado State University, is part of a faculty chamber ensemble scheduled to perform at a wind instrument festival in Austria this summer, but he’s not sure he’ll be able to take his bassoon with him. Its bell ring, located at the top of the instrument, is made of ivory.