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There’s Ivory in Paradise

February 27, 2014
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BACKGROUND

Hawaii legislature considers banning all ivory sales!

Did you know Hawaii is the second largest seller of ivory in the U.S.? Let’s make Hawaii a true paradise, where all ivory sales are outlawed!

Take a moment to read THIS LETTER from WildlifeDirect. Then send your own (using the sample below) to the following emails:

WHOM TO CONTACT

EDBtestimony@capitol.hawaii.gov ; reptsuji@capitol.hawaii.gov ; repward@capitol.hawaii.gov ; reprhoads@capitol.hawaii.gov


SAMPLE LETTER

Dear Sir/Madam,

RE: PLEASE SUPPORT EW HB2183 and SB2024 to prohibit any person to import, sell, offer for sell or possess with intent to sell any ivory product in Hawaii.

I am writing to you to ask for help. There is a global crisis surrounding the illegal ivory trade. The elephant, a keystone species vital to Africa, is on the verge of extinction. Terrorist organizations are profiting from the ivory trade, using the funds from the ivory to cover the expenses of their operations. Rangers risk their lives fighting poachers. We need to crush the demand for ivory and the illegal trade of ivory if we are to secure the future of elephants, creating a safe and stable future for African communities.

I request that Hawaii, as the 2nd largest retailer of ivory in the USA, agrees to ban the ivory trade. Hawaii can play a key role in the survival of elephants and ending the bloody massacre of elephant families for the ivory trade by setting a bold and courageous example to the rest of the developed world. This letter is to ask you to please Support HB2183 and SB2024.

Thank you for your attention to this urgent appeal.

Sincerely,

[YOUR NAME & COUNTRY OF RESIDENCE HERE]

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Karen Lyons Kalmenson

Karen Lyons Kalmenson




My tusks are mine
They are part of my head
But humans see them
As their own, instead
Theirs to take,
For décor and such
Humans leave us alone
Thank you very much!

Karen Lyons Kalmenson


7 Comments leave one →
  1. February 27, 2014 1:19 pm

    THIS TERRIBLE VILE TRADE MUST BE STOPPED , IVORY SHOULD BE BANNED WORLD WIDE AND DEVALUED . THERES ONLY 1 PLACE FOR IVORY AND THATS ON THE ANIMALS THAT OWN IT.

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  2. karenlyonskalmenson permalink
    February 27, 2014 2:00 pm

    My tusks are mine
    They are part of my head
    But humans see them
    As their own, instead
    Theirs to take,
    For décor and such
    Humans leave us alone
    Thank you very much!

    Like

    • February 27, 2014 2:34 pm

      Perfect, I love it, thank you so much, hon! The picture is beautiful, too.

      Like

      • karenlyonskalmenson permalink
        March 3, 2014 12:13 pm

        thank you so much stacey 🙂

        and you are welcome!

        Like

  3. Karin Nelson permalink
    February 28, 2014 12:12 am

    ourcompass.wordpress.com is no longer available.

    This is the message I’m getting when O try and open Stacy’s article?

    Like

  4. March 4, 2014 1:20 pm

    Reblogged this on "OUR WORLD".

    Like

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