Target: Dan Ashe, Director of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Goal: Thank officials for passing an almost entire ban on the trade and sale of ivory.
The U.S. has finally made a bold move against the sale and trade of ivory. A new addition to the Endangered Species Act has almost entirely banned these practices. The U.S. is unfortunately the largest market for ivory, so the passing of this law is a huge step for elephants. Every 15 minutes, an elephant is killed for its tusks.
Before this ban, ivory was allowed to be traded and sold if it came from an elephant that died of natural causes or if the ivory had been imported before 1978. Unfortunately, this law was easily manipulated considering that the source of ivory is hard to pinpoint.
Now all ivory is banned except for certain products like guns and instruments which use very little. Sign this petition and thank officials for taking this huge step in protecting elephants.
Dear Mr. Ashe,
Recently, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service made a huge step in helping elephants everywhere. A new addition to the Endangered Species Act puts an almost compete ban on the trade and sale of ivory. Only certain products like guns and instruments are allowed to contain ivory and these products use very little.
Every 15 minutes, an elephant is killed for its tusks, and the U.S. is currently the largest market for ivory. This ban has the potential to save countless lives. Hopefully the demand for ivory will now go drastically down. Thank you for all the hard work you put into making this ban a reality.
[Your Name Here]
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