Friday, October 16, 2015

A Million Stand for Elephants

An unprecedented million and more people helped WWF petitioned the US Fish & Wildlife Service to adopt a proposed rule preventing illegal African elephant ivory from being imported and sold in the US.  Several states, notably California, have already passed bans or partial bans.  The large number of signers marks the single most successful petition drive in the United States, and the first time ever in the history of the USFWS it can confirm they received more than a million public comments on a rule making.