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Investigation finds products of endangered animals for sale in Oregon

(October 11, 2016) —Investigators from The Humane Society of the United States working on behalf of Save Endangered Animals Oregon found products of several imperiled animals for sale in multiple Oregon businesses. The findings come with less than a month remaining until Oregon voters cast their ballots. If it is approved by voters, Measure 100 will ensure that Oregon does not provide a market for animal products resulting from wildlife poaching and trafficking.

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Protect animals with Measure 100

The Bend Bulletin · Oct 08, 2016

Oregonians love animals, and we have a long, proud history of passing laws to protect them. That’s why among all 50 states, Oregon is ranked second in the strength of its animal welfare laws. Now we have a chance to continue that tradition by passing Measure 100 to ban the commercial trade in the parts and products of our most cherished and iconic wildlife species.

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Vote yes on Measure 100

The Bend Bulletin · Oct 06, 2016

I am Kenyan citizen and earned my LLM in Animal Law from Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland, and now work with a nonprofit in Kenya that saves elephants and rhinos from the poachers and smugglers. Its operations have a finger on the pulse of wildlife crime, and with it comes the realization that without demand reduction initiatives like Measure 100, we will never win this war against illegal wildlife crimes.

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Yes on measure 100

Eugene Weekly · Oct 06, 2016

Oregonians love animals and we have a long, proud history of passing laws to protect them. That’s why among all 50 states, Oregon is ranked second in strength of its animal welfare laws. 

Now we have a chance to continue that tradition by passing Measure 100 to ban the commercial trade in the parts and products of our most cherished and iconic wildlife species.

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Rep. Gomberg weighs in on general election state ballot measures

Tillamook County Pioneer · Oct 05, 2016

I’ve always believed I should tell people where I stand on difficult issues, and why I stand there.

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Our View: Yes on Measures 94-95-100

Medford Mail Tribune · Oct 04, 2016

Measure 100 would outlaw trafficking of endangered exotic animal parts within Oregon. It sounds a little far-fetched, but supporters say there is a shadowy market in ivory, rhinoceros horn and other illicit items in the state. Federal law prohibits such sales, but the Endangered Species Act does not apply to in-state trade in animal parts.

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Sad that Measure 100 necessary

The Register-Guard · Sep 30, 2016

The Register-Guard’s Sept. 29 editorial, “Help end a gruesome trade,” was informative and awareness-raising. It saddens me that there even exists the tragedy that necessitates Measure 100 and the editorial to promote it.

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Measure to protect endangered animals

Herald and News · Sep 30, 2016

Oregonians love animals, and we have a long, proud history of passing laws to protect them. That’s why among all 50 states, Oregon is ranked second in the strength of its animal welfare laws. Now we have a chance to continue that tradition by passing Measure 100 to ban the commercial trade in the parts and products of our most cherished and iconic wildlife species.

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Support Measures 98, 99 and 100

The Times · Sep 29, 2016

Measure 100

Restricts wildlife trafficking

YES

It’s not often that you get the chance to hurt terrorists and help elephants with the single stroke of a pen.

Poaching of endangered animals has long been a global problem, with a booming market for things such as elephant ivory, sea turtle shells and rhino horns. In recent years, it’s taken a more sinister turn, as the proceeds from wildlife trafficking funded terrorist groups in sub-Saharan Africa.

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Help end a gruesome trade

The Register-Guard · Sep 29, 2016

Every 15 minutes, an African elephant is killed for its tusks. At that rate, the last wild elephant will be gone within 20 years. The United States is second only to China as the world’s top market for elephant ivory, which means Americans bear a heavy responsibility to end the demand that makes the slaughter of elephants profitable. Oregonians can do their part by approving Measure 100 on the Nov. 8 ballot, which would ban the sale of ivory, rhinoceros horns and other heavily trafficked products made from the corpses of endangered species.

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