We’re disappointed to share the news that legislation to #BanIvoryWA failed to pass in Olympia this year. Special interest groups opposing the bipartisan House and Senate bills fought hard to put the protection of ivory products above the protection of elephants.
Which one will you fight to protect?
Next year we’ll bring this legislation back to Olympia and we’ll need to be louder than before to contend with the opposition. We need voices all over the state—from Aberdeen to Zillah—to stand up for elephants. Talk to your friends, ask them to join the herd, and sign up for news at www.zoo.org/96elephants to be on the inside track for the next round in Olympia.
Though there’s more work to do, we want to thank you all sincerely for getting us this far—your voices raised awareness for the issue in Olympia and got legislators working. Our thanks go also to Representative Pettigrew and Senator Litzow for introducing bipartisan ivory ban bills this legislation and fighting for wildlife.
The herd will be heard.