The illegal wildlife trade is a multi-billion dollar business and the fourth most lucrative transnational crime after drugs, weapons and human trafficking. The DOJ, FBI, NIA, CIA, and HSI-ICE recognize the United States is a source, transit and destination country for wildlife trafficking.
While the federal government has banned most international imports and exports of ivory, as well as interstate trade, ivory continues to be sold within 41 states and D.C. Rhino horn does too.
NJ, NY, WA, HI, OR, NV, IL and NH have passed intrastate bans. If a ban had not yet passed in your state, please take action today and contact your representatives in the state Senate and House of Representatives to tell them a ban is important to you!