IL Citizens: Ask Your State Senator to Vote to Restrict Sales of Ivory and Rhino Horn


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This bill passed both the House and the Senate and is awaiting action by the governor.

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Dear Illinois Humanitarian,

The Illinois bill (H.B. 4843) to restrict the sale of ivory and rhino horn within the state has now passed the full House and the Senate Environment and Conservation Committee. The full Senate will vote on it next week, so we need you to urge your senator to vote yes on this legislation!

The poaching crisis has decimated elephant and rhino populations, and Illinois contributes to the trade in ivory and rhino horn. US Fish and Wildlife Service seizure data show illegal trafficking activity has occurred in the Port of Chicago. If there is a legal market, then illegal wildlife parts can also slip through, putting money in the pockets of the global crime syndicates that profit from this bloody trade. It is imperative that Illinois join the seven other states (California, Hawaii, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, and Washington) that have enacted laws to restrict or ban the sale of ivory and rhino horn within their borders.

What You Can Do

Please contact your state senator to stress the importance of H.B. 4843 and urge him or her to vote yes.

Share our "Dear Humanitarian" eAlert with family, friends, and co-workers in Illinois, and encourage them to contact their state senator, too. Thank you for all you do for animals!


Cathy Liss

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