About the Issue

Measure 100 prohibits the sale or purchase of parts and products from endangered sea turtles, elephants, rhinos, and other threatened animals. Measure 100 will ensure that Oregon does not provide a market for endangered species products resulting from wildlife poaching and trafficking.

In Africa, 35,000 elephants a year are slaughtered for their ivory. Poachers poison watering holes with cyanide and use machine guns and rocket launchers to slaughter hundreds of elephants at a time.

Measure 100 is carefully crafted and does not affect legal antiques, and allows continued ownership and gifts and inheritance of existing products that do not contribute to the illegal wildlife trade.

Measure 100 has a broad base of support, and is endorsed by the Oregon Zoo Foundation, the Oregon Coast Aquarium, Oregon Humane Society, Defenders of Wildlife, Environmental Investigative Agency, National Wildlife Federation, Oregon Wildlife Society, Asian Pacific Network of Oregon, The Humane Society of the United States, newspapers, elected officials, and more.

Washington, California, and Hawaii have passed similar laws to shut down wildlife trafficking within their borders. With the passage of Measure 100, Oregon will build on this momentum in shutting down local markets for those who seek to profit from this destructive wildlife trade.

By voting yes on this measure, Oregon voters will help save sea turtles, sharks, rays, elephants, rhinos, cheetahs, and other critically threatened or endangered species from poaching, cruelty, and the threat of extinction.

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