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Join the Herd: End Elephant Poaching
Take action to help ban the sale of ivory in Massachusetts. Contact your local representative in support of Senate Bill 440 and House Bill 1275- An Act to Prevent Trafficking in Ivory and Rhino Horns.
Please note: The legislation is tentatively scheduled for a hearing at the State House on October 21 from 1-5 p.m. before the Joint Committee on Judiciary. The hearing is not yet confirmed and is subject to change. This page will be updated as more details become available.
Read more about the coalition of leading animal welfare organizations that have joined together to encourage the passage of this legislation.
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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.
New York, New Jersey and California have passed state laws to ban ivory sales. Illinois, Vermont and Delaware have all filed like legislation. Washington State is working on a voter ballot initiative.
Together, we can stop the sale of elephant ivory and rhino horn and ensure the survival of these majestic species.
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.