U.S. Fish and Wildlife Respository's confiscated wildlife items
Join the Herd: End Elephant Poaching
We're celebrating for elephants!
Thanks to you, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has announced a near-total ban on the commercial sale of ivory in our country. We appreciate all who raised voices in support of the new Federal Regulations. But, these new Federal Regulations do not provide protection for intra-state sales in Massachusetts.
What you can do
Elephants and rhinos need your help! The end of the legislative session is near with only days left. A Massachusetts state bill that would help protect elephants and rhinos has reached a crucial step, and we need your support to pass a strong bill. Senate bill 440 restricts sales of ivory and rhino horn. Unfortunately, it is stalled in the legislature. Now we have to convince legislators to pass it as soon as possible and with language as strong as possible —you can help by calling the Senate Ways & Means Committee and telling them that you support a ban on ivory and rhino horn trade in Massachusetts.
Senate Ways and Means:617-722-1481
Senator Karen Spilka, Chair of Senate Ways and Means: Karen.Spilka@masenate.gov
"Dear Senator Spilka,
As a resident of Massachusetts, I support a ban on ivory and rhino horn trade in the state. Poached wildlife parts can easily be disguised and sold as long as there is a legal market for the product, so I urge you to strengthen Senate bill 440. Thank you for your consideration."
Thank you for your support! Together, we can help to ensure the survival of these majestic animals.
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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.
Together, we can stop the sale of elephant ivory and rhino horn and ensure the survival of these majestic species.