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TAKE ACTION

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.

 

FIND YOUR REPRESENTATIVES AND SENATORS

 

Please take action and help stop the sale of imperiled wildlife!

 

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.

 

Find your legislators here: https://legislature.vermont.gov/people/

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

http://news.janegoodall.org/2016/05/11/thirteen-year-old-voice-elephants/

 

Local Heroes: Elephant Activist Taegen Yardley, MyChamplainValley.com, March 23, 2016

https://www.mychamplainvalley.com/news/local-heroes-elephant-activist-taegen-yardley/408292995

 

Citizens Spur States to Ban Trade in Ivory and Rhino Horn, National Geographic, April 6, 2015

https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2015/04/150407-ivory-trade-vermont-usfws-victor-gordon-cities-nra/

 

Speaking up for Elephants: Reflections on Vermont’s Ivory Sales Ban Hearing, National Geographic, April 17, 2015

https://blog.nationalgeographic.org/2015/04/17/speaking-up-for-elephants-reflections-on-vermonts-ivory-sales-ban-hearing/

 

Ivory Free Vermont releases new youth-led film project, The Citizen, February 26, 2016

http://www.thecitizenvt.com/2016/02/26/ivory-free-vermont-releases-new-youth-led-film-project/

LINKS to articles on additional background information:

Humanity Has Wiped Out 60% of Animal Populations since 1970, Report Finds

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/oct/30/humanity-wiped-out-animals-since-1970-major-report-finds

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