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Vermont Battles for Elephants

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HOW YOU CAN HELP:  Contact your state representative today and ask them to support H.297, Vermont’s ivory and rhino horn trade ban bill, without exemptions, in 2016.  To find out who represents you, go to http://legislature.vermont.gov/people . Spread the word. Your voice matters!  To find out more, please visit www.ivoryfreevermont.org. 

OPENING QUOTE: Credit - Jen Samuel, Elephants D.C. The people of Vermont are uniting for change to save the elephants.  Unless action is taken now, we will lose these majestic, highly intelligent, and emotionally sentient creatures forever in just 5-10 years--- with lasting and far-reaching negative impacts on every level.  More than 35,000 elephants are being killed every year—that’s one every 15 minutes—for their ivory and because of greed.  Poaching has become killing on an industrialized scale and by the world’s worst militia and terrorist groups.  As long as there is value in ivory- no matter the age of the ivory—the killing will continue.   The US is second only to China in the blood ivory trade. And Vermonters say no more! This film, initiated by 12 year old Taegen Yardley, looks at the global crisis and offers hope in action on the state level—all through the voices and activism of Vermont kids who know they can make this world a better place.

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