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 ICE-HSI recognize the seriousness of wildlife trafficking and that the United States is a source, transit and destination country. While the federal government has banned most international imports and exports of elephant ivory, as well as interstate trade, ivory and rhino horn continue to be sold within 41 states. Vermont is one of them.
If you live in Vermont, please contact your representatives in the state Senate and House of Representatives in support of bills S.29/H.99 that will help end the ivory and rhino horn trade and protect more than a dozen species.