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Oregon Measure Would Create United Front Against Animal Trafficking On West Coast

OPB · Oct 18, 2016

Back in the 1970s, Gens Johnson got really interested in handmade and regional art. She started buying pieces from shops in Portland and across the Northwest.

“I bought two pieces that were scrimshaw, and they were done on whale ivory and walrus tusk,” she said.

Scrimshaw is a kind of carving – typically of boats and sea life. It was popularized by whalers in the 1800s.

“I was concerned when I bought it that it wasn’t elephant ivory, and I really didn’t think there was any problem with it being a sea mammal product,” Johnson said.

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Overhunting poses extinction risk

Gazettetimes.com · Oct 18, 2016

Hunting is pushing hundreds of mammal species ever closer to extinction, according to an international study led by Oregon State University ecologist William Ripple.

In the first global assessment of its kind, Ripple and his fellow researchers analyzed data on more than 1,100 terrestrial mammals already listed as threatened by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature.

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Editorials: Mixed reviews for Measures 96, 100

Democratherald.com · Oct 18, 2016

Let's resume our examination of some of the state ballot measures that haven't received a lot of attention during this year's election season.

Measure 96

Measure 100

Measure 100 would prohibit the purchase or sale of parts or products from certain endangered wildlife species; the measure, if passed, would specifically block the purchase or sale of parts or products from elephants, rhinoceroses, whales, tigers, lions, leopards, cheetahs, jaguars, pangolins, sea turtles, sharks and rays.

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Editorials: Mixed reviews for Measures 96, 100

Gazettetimes.com · Oct 18, 2016

Let's resume our examination of some of the state ballot measures that haven't received a lot of attention during this year's election season.

Measure 96

Measure 100

Measure 100 would prohibit the purchase or sale of parts or products from certain endangered wildlife species; the measure, if passed, would specifically block the purchase or sale of parts or products from elephants, rhinoceroses, whales, tigers, lions, leopards, cheetahs, jaguars, pangolins, sea turtles, sharks and rays.

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Endangered Animal Products

Centraloregondaily · Oct 18, 2016

Campaign To Stop The Sale of Products Made From Endangered Animals On Oregon Ballot

Elephants could soon be on the brink of extinction because of illegal poaching, and even though the trafficking of ivory is something that starts overseas, the products from elephants and other endangered species can end up anywhere.

In an undercover investigation, the humane society of the United States showed just how much a part of Oregon stores and consumers play in the trafficking of parts from endangered animals.

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Oregon Statewide Ballot Initiatives

Daily Kos · Oct 16, 2016

Measure 100: Sale of wildlife parts or products

Measure 100: Prohibits purchase or sale of parts or products from certain wildlife species; exceptions; civil penalties

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Endorsement: Vote 'Yes' on Measure 100

The Daily Astorian · Oct 14, 2016

There are plenty of controversial decisions to be made in November, but Measure 100 is not one of them.

The Wildlife Trafficking Prevention Act would prohibit the sale of products and parts from 12 endangered animals in Oregon. Those animals are rhinos, cheetahs, tigers, sea turtles, lions, elephants, whales, sharks, pangolins, jaguars, rays and leopards.

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Pass measure 100 to save animals

Bend Bulletin · Oct 13, 2016

As a Bend resident and veterinarian I will be voting in support of Measure 100. If passed, this measure will outlaw the sale of parts and products of 12 species of endangered exotic animals within Oregon.

Since the health and welfare of all animals is a priority to veterinarians, many veterinarians in Oregon have endorsed this measure, including Oregon U.S. Rep. Kurt Schrader.

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Political Picks - Ballot Measures

The World · Oct 13, 2016

Election Day in the United States is still more than three weeks away. But here at home ballots will hit the post office next Friday, Oct. 21. So this election season we’re giving you our ballot recommendations in plenty of time for you to contemplate and respond to, if you like.

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WW’s Fall 2016 Endorsements: State Measures

willametteweek.com · Oct 12, 2016

Measure 100

Endangered animal protections

Yes

Oregon isn't the first place that leaps to mind in a discussion of animal poaching. But the backers of this measure make a persuasive if anecdotal case that the state is becoming a supply hub for elephant ivory, rhinoceros horns and lion genitals.

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