New York: Action Needed: Help Us Ban the Ivory Trade in New York!
The elephant poaching crisis has become increasingly severe
over the past several years, and we need your help to work toward a solution. It
is estimated that 35,000 – maybe as many as 50,000 – elephants are poached
annually. Unfortunately, the U.S. is the second largest ivory market in the
world, and New York is the largest ivory market in the U.S., so we must reduce
the demand here for “white gold.”
Fortunately, Assemblyman Sweeney (D-11) has introduced A.
8824, which would ban the sale of ivory in New York. It would also increase the
penalties for offenses involving high-valued animal parts, thereby ensuring
harsh punishments for those engaging in the bloody ivory trade. We need your
help to make sure that this bill passes! Please write to your
assemblymember today, asking them to support this crucial legislation.
This action alert is for residents of the following states only: New York