A popular game sold in New York State was found to be made with animal remains.

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation proudly stated "Checkmate" in its latest Police on Patrol.

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The DEC announced undercover ECOs, in coordination with the DEC Division of Law Enforcement’s Bureau of Environmental Crimes Investigations, seized an ivory chess set offered for sale on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.

"Ivory articles sold in New York State are subject to a strict permitting process to ensure they are not being sourced illegally overseas," the DEC said in a press release.

The unnamed seller now faces potential fines for the illegal commercialization of ivory. Fines are expected to cost "hundreds of dollars," according to the DEC.

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