Help Save The Elephants!
Elephants Are On The Brink Of Extinction
And Massachusetts Plays Big Role In Their Future
Ivory sales are still legal in Massachusetts, despite being banned internationally in 1989 and nationally in 2016. A 2017 report on the ivory market highlighted the Boston area because of its many antique stores and markets.
We encourage you to petition your State Senator and State Representative to enact two pending pieces of legislation: Senate Bill S.576/ House Bill H.903 to prohibit the sale of ivory and rhino horn in Massachusetts, and Senate Bill S.2251/House Bill H.3376 to ban the use of elephants and exotic animals in traveling exhibits and shows.
Massachusetts Must Act To Protect Elephants Before It’s Too Late
Reasons To Pass Bills S.576 and H.903
Massachusetts is 5th in the US in the ivory trade. (HSUS 2019)
Elephants will be Extinct in the wild in less than 10 years, unless we take action NOW! The Ivory and Rhino Horn Ban Bill will end most legal trade in MA and will help save the species! Say No to Ivory/Rhino trafficking!
In 1900, an estimated 10 Million Elephants roamed freely in Africa-today, there are fewer than 400,00 African Elephants and fewer than 48,000 Asian Elephants in the wild.
An estimated 100 African Elephants are slaughtered by poachers for their ivory tusks every day. (worldelephantday.org)
Help Stop This Cruelty!
Massachusetts Can Help Stave Off Elephant Abuse And Extinction
Reasons To Pass Bills S.2251 and H.3376
Over 2,000 captive Elephants in the US have been taken from their wild families, isolated, beaten and starved into submission in order to “entertain” humans.
Karen and Beulah, two Elephants forced to perform at Springfield’s Big E died in captivity in 2019 after years of suffering alleged abuse and neglect. (nonhumanrights.org)
A performing/ridden Elephant is a tortured Elephant.
The Ban on Exotic Animals in Traveling Shows Bill would stop local and out-of-state operators from bringing their cruel and abusive practices to Massachusetts.
How You Can Help
Simply call your MA State Representative and Senator and tell them to PASS these bills.
S.576 and H.903 – The Ivory and Rhino Horn Ban Bill will end the legal trade in MA.
S.2251 and H.3376 – The Ban on Exotic Animals in Traveling Shows Bill would stop local and out-of-state operators from bringing their cruel and abusive practices to Massachusetts.
Join Us In The Fight To Bring Respect To These Majestic Creatures And An End To Inhumane Practices
For more information, please visit our partner at World Elephant Day. You may also visit our main website at Massachusetts For Elephants.