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Join the Herd: End Elephant Poaching
UPDATE: We are continuing our work to protect elephants and rhinos from extinction, and we need YOUR help!
Massachusetts legislators are considering a bill that would ban the sale of ivory and rhino horn in Massachusetts, clamping down on the illegal trade by eliminating the cover of a legal market. In October, legislators heard testimony on the bill. Now, is the time to ask them to move the bill out of the Judiciary Committee and allow it to move forward in the legislative process.
Be a voice for elephants and rhinos, and urge members of the Judiciary Committee to move H. 1275, An Act to Prevent Trafficking in Ivory and Rhino Horn, out of committee. You can find the Committee members’ contact information here. When you call or e-mail, please be sure to thank them for their time and consideration. If you are unable to call all of the committee members, we would really appreciate it if you could reach out to the Committee chairs:
- Representative John Fernandes: 617-722-2396
- Senator William Brownsberger: 617-722-1280
Now, is the time to act. By working together, we can ensure a bright future for these magnificent creatures.
Video: 96 Elephants- A Killing at the Bai
Please note, video includes graphic content.
Just for Kids
"Not enough people know or realize what is happening to elephants...that's why I'm here."
Meet Anna, a wildlife supporter and member of Stone Zoo's Guest Services team. Hear from this dedicated teen about the elephant crisis and learn how you can join in her fight to save elephants from extinction.
You Can Help
We can prevent the extinction of African elephants and rhinos if we act now. Support the ban on the sale of ivory in Massachusetts by supporting Senate Bill 440 and House Bill 1275- An Act to Prevent Trafficking in Ivory and Rhino Horns.
This legislation does not criminalize possession or inheritance/noncommercial gifts of ivory. It prohibits the sale of ivory in Massachusetts.
Together, we can stop the sale of elephant ivory and rhino horn and ensure the survival of these majestic species.
In the News
• Congratulations to our friends in Hawaiian legislature on the passing of SB2647! Hawaii is the third-largest market in the country for ivory sales. More
• Man, 77, faces prison, $250,000 fine for buying, selling elephant tusks More
• Coalition of leading conservation and animal protection groups support Massachusetts ivory and rhino horn sale ban More