Vermont for Wildlife
If you want to take action, email Vermontforwildlife@gmail.com to add your name to our all-volunteer list to help pass the proposed legislation.
Please copy/paste the sample letter below or create your own simply stating PASS S.29/H.99! STOP EXTINCTION! and email it to the following legislators who currently serve on Committees where this vital legislation is awaiting action as well as to your own legislators (helpful link below for that, too, if you are uncertain who represents you).
Please take action and stop the sale of imperiled wildlife in Vermont!
Contact your specific Vermont State Senators and ask them to support S.29 to restrict the sale in Vermont of products and parts of the most at-risk species including cheetah, elephant, giraffe, hippopotamus, jaguar, leopard, lion, pangolin, ray, rhinoceros, sea turtle, shark, tiger, and whale. Contact your specific Vermont House Representatives and ask them to support H.99 which is the identical House version of the Senate bill.
LINKS to articles on local Vermonters advocating for elephants and other species:
Thirteen-Year-Old Voice for Elephants, Jane Goodall’s Good for All News, May 11, 2016
Local Heroes: Elephant Activist Taegen Yardley, MyChamplainValley.com, March 23, 2016
Citizens Spur States to Ban Trade in Ivory and Rhino Horn, National Geographic, April 6, 2015
Speaking up for Elephants: Reflections on Vermont’s Ivory Sales Ban Hearing, National Geographic, April 17, 2015
Ivory Free Vermont releases new youth-led film project, The Citizen, February 26, 2016
LINKS to articles on additional background information:
Humanity Has Wiped Out 60% of Animal Populations since 1970, Report Finds