The rider, supported by groups like the National Rifle Association, is aimed at thwarting the Obama Administration’s efforts to end the importation and sale of illegal ivory in the U.S. It is estimated that the U.S is the second largest market for illegal ivory and wildlife in the world, and continued domestic trade is helping to keep the elephant poaching epidemic going.
This despicable rider is just one more example of the avalanche of anti-wildlife proposals making their way through Congress. It’s more important than ever that wildlife lovers like you and me raise our voices and demand to be heard!
Tell Congress to end the ivory trade altogether, not make it harder to stop illegal ivory imports!