There’s Ivory in Paradise

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BACKGROUND

Hawaii legislature considers banning all ivory sales!

Did you know Hawaii is the second largest seller of ivory in the U.S.? Let’s make Hawaii a true paradise, where all ivory sales are outlawed!

Take a moment to read THIS LETTER from WildlifeDirect. Then send your own (using the sample below) to the following emails:

WHOM TO CONTACT

EDBtestimony@capitol.hawaii.gov ; reptsuji@capitol.hawaii.gov ; repward@capitol.hawaii.gov ; reprhoads@capitol.hawaii.gov

SAMPLE LETTER

Dear Sir/Madam,

RE: PLEASE SUPPORT EW HB2183 and SB2024 to prohibit any person to import, sell, offer for sell or possess with intent to sell any ivory product in Hawaii.

I am writing to you to ask for help. There is a global crisis surrounding the illegal ivory trade. The elephant, a keystone species vital to Africa, is on the verge of extinction. Terrorist organizations are profiting from the ivory trade, using the funds from the ivory to cover the expenses of their…

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