Hours to Help Save Elephants

Date: 2015-09-26 07:43

From: Nick Kimbrell – http://www.Avaaz.org
<avaaz@avaaz.org>

Dear pbnb reader,

The Obama administration has proposed strong new rules to protect elephants by cracking down on the ivory trade in the US. The public comment period on these draft regulations ends on Monday and if thousands of us submit comments in favor of these rules, there’s a great chance they’ll be adopted.

Groups like the National Rifle Association are fighting tooth and nail against the government’s efforts to protect elephants, and that’s why it so important that the Fish and Wildlife Service hears from the rest of us.

Follow the link below to leave a comment. The US is the world’s second largest ivory market
— cracking down on it will help protect elephants in the wild. Comment now:

https://secure.avaaz.org/en/craigslist_selling_ivory_3/?bBWntab&v=65468

Leaving a comment is a direct way to help save elephants — each and every comment we leave becomes part of the public record. Here are some tips on what to say:
– Tens of thousands of elephants are killed every year by poachers hoping to profit from the global ivory trade

– I support strong new regulations to shut down the trade in ivory

– Stopping the ivory trade here in the US will help protect countless elephants in the wild

– The US should be a leader in the global fight to protect elephants and other species threatened by poaching

Leave a comment now:

https://secure.avaaz.org/en/craigslist_selling_ivory_3/?bBWntab&v=65468

Our community has campaigned for years to save the elephants, and been recognized as having made a real impact by leading conservation groups. Let’s take this opportunity to support strong new regulations.

With hope and determination,

Nick, Joseph, Danny, Rewan and the entire Avaaz team

SOURCES
Proposed U.S. ban on ivory trade faces powerful foe
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/proposed-u-s-ban-on-ivory-trade-faces-powerful-foe/

100,000 Elephants Killed by Poachers in Just Three Years, Landmark Analysis Finds

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/08/140818-elephants-africa-poaching-cites-census/

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