Press Releases

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.

The Great Elephant Census Results Highlight Urgency Yes on Measure 100 will Help Stop the Destructive Ivory Trade!


Anti-wildlife trafficking measure becomes YES on 100

(Aug. 5, 2016)—Today, a citizen initiative that recently qualified for the November ballot to protect 12 of the most magnificent and imperiled animals in the world officially launches the second phase of their campaign as YES on 100! The Save Endangered Animals—Oregon measure, sponsored by U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer, former State Senator Bruce Starr and Metro Council President Tom Hughes, prohibits the sale of products and parts from sea turtles, sharks, rays, elephants, rhinos, cheetahs and other imperiled animals.

Save Endangered Animals—Oregon measure to curb wildlife trafficking qualifies for November ballot

(July 27, 2016) — A citizen initiative to protect 12 types of imperiled animals will appear on the November ballot, with the Oregon Secretary of State certifying the Save Endangered Animals—Oregon Act.

The measure backed by Save Endangered Animals—Oregon would prohibit the sale of products and parts from sea turtles, sharks, rays, elephants, rhinos, cheetahs and other critically threatened or endangered animals. The United States is among the world’s largest markets for wildlife products and endangered species products are found for sale in Oregon.

Save Endangered Animals Oregon coalition successfully concluded signature gathering for the anti-wildlife trafficking ballot measure

(July 7, 2016) — Supporters and top volunteer signature gatherers with Save Endangered Animals Oregon, a coalition of animal protection and conservation leaders, delivered boxes of petitions to the Oregon Secretary of State in support of a proposed statewide statutory ballot measure. The measure aims to protect 12 types of animals heavily impacted by poaching, trafficking and consumer demand. Demonstrating the broad grassroots support for the measure, more than 400 volunteers helped to gather petition signatures from more than 150,000 Oregon voters across the state.

Washington Voters Approve Anti-Wildlife-Trafficking Initiative, I-1401, In a Landslide

Oregon Voters Should Next Have a Chance to Replicate the Most Comprehensive Anti-Poaching Law Approved in Any State

Oregon Ballot Measure Seeks to Protect Endangered Species from Poaching

Save Endangered Animals Oregon has announced a new political committee organized to qualify for a ballot initiative to prohibit the sale of products and parts from elephants, rhinos, lions, pangolins, sea turtles, sharks and other threatened species. The measure is designed to save these species from the threat of poaching by removing the economic incentive to kill them and sell their parts and products made with them within the state of Oregon.