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Save the Elephants! End the Ivory Trade in the U.S.

About the Petition

In 2012, the ever-growing demand for ivory claimed the lives of 30,000 African elephants—that's 96 every day. With the second largest ivory market behind China, the U.S. enables this slaughter by permitting legal import, sale, and export of ivory in specific cases. The laws behind ivory regulation are complex and difficult to enforce.

Stand with the International Fund for Animal Welfare and urge Congress to declare a moratorium on ivory sales in the U.S.

Photo: Seized illegal ivory products in the U.S. (Credit: Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters)

To: U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate

We, the undersigned, urge you to take a bold stance against the sale of ivory. The illegal wildlife trade has reduced the forest elephant population by 76% in the last ten years. Our lack of comprehensive enforcement of illegal ivory sales allows products to filter into our country. By leaving the market vulnerable, we are encouraging criminal enterprises in Africa and Asia to continue slaughtering elephants.

I stand with the International Fund for Animal Welfare in urging Congress to declare a moratorium on ivory sales in the U.S.

Sincerely,

[Your name here]

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