The global illegal wildlife trade is bringing animals around the world to the brink. Pledge your support for national and international efforts to protect endangered species.
Initiative 1401 in Washington state will protect ten animal species currently threatened with extinction. Pledge your support for the initiative and find out how you can help bring this legislation to your state.
The sale, trade, distribution, and possession of shark fins remains legal in most parts of the U.S. Currently, only 9 US states ban the trade of shark fins: Hawaii, Oregon, Washington, California, Illinois, Maryland, Delaware, New York, and Massachusetts. And New Jersey is very close. In collaboration with Oceana, Humane Society of the U.S. and Humane Society International, we are working on bans in new states starting with Rhode Island and Vermont. Pledge to support state legislation.
Poaching, illegal animal trafficking and overconsumption are bringing precious species to the brink. The time is now for world leaders to act – and for all of us to speak up. Thank the President for stepping up to protect endangered species and ask him to finalize the Administration's proposed rule to stop the commercial ivory trade in the United States. Poachers have killed more than 100,000 elephants in the last three years and we are running out of time. Please act now and show your support.