Bobby Hathorn : As a Musician, I use only Corian on my Guitar/Banjo for the nuts & saddles…(they are the parts that hold the strings up) Synthetic, sounds BETTER than Ivory or Bone, and NO animals killed! Woo-hoo!>>>>Thanks for your stand, fellow enviromentalists.
Nanci Cox-Shirley: Thank you Christina, we need to start this in every state. I am sure you are aware of the British man that made it his personal quest to find out just where the poachers are, tracing this valued information to the King Pin of this horrible trade in Sudan. If you have not seen this documentary please do so. I do believe that we are on the right track in seeing that each state will not allow the purchase or sale of any Ivory. Thank you again.
Shoshana Matusak: My heartfelt thanks for your ongoing efforts and hard work to help end the slaughter of these majestic animals.
Valerie Orner: Dear Christina, I wish I could be there to lend my voice, but my heartfelt thanks for working to protect these precious animals from those who are vile, greedy, corrupt and devoid of compassion. For the animals of this world it is a holocaust every day and we must stand together for those with no voice.
Linda Braune Heisner: WE NEED TO BE THE VOICES AND THE LAW HOLDERS FOR THESE MAJESTIC ANIMALS BEING SLAUGHTERED FOR THEIR IVORY TUSKS AND HORNS… WERE ALLOWING OTHER HUMANS TO DESTROY OUR BEAUTIFUL AND NATURAL HISTORICAL WILDLIFE ALL FOR THE REASON OF MONEY AND GREED. NOT CARING ABOUT THE AFTERMATH OF THIS INEXPLICABLE DISASTER TO OUR NATURAL WILDLIFE HABITAT… THESE GREEDY SLAUGHTERS MUST COME TO AN END FOR THE SAKE OF PRESERVING WHAT’S LEFT OF THIS EARTH’S WILDLIFE….
Paul Cooke: It seems that we have no laws to protect anything anymore. The law should be as simple as ‘right and wrong.’ Is it right to kill all these animals just for their ivory? Common sense tells us that this is not right or fair to the animals. They need protections.
Chris Norden: Hi Christina! Thank you so much for creating this petition. I just signed it. The only challenge I see is in the enforcement of it in Ohio (or elsewhere). I recently watched a documentary about ivory poaching and apparently it is impossible to tell the difference between new ivory products and old ivory products, that, for example, a piece of carved ivory from an elephant killed in the 1800’s and one made from an elephant that was murdered or maimed for its tusks a few months ago are identical even to “experts.” Have you looked into that? Any legislation is only as good as its “enforce-ability.”
I’m sure you know more than I do about the topic. Is there a website to which you could refer me that addresses that issue? If “fresh ivory” is indeed distinguishable from “heirloom ivory,” then hopefully your petition will be able to help lead to the protection of these beautiful animals that they so deeply deserve.
Toby Ann Reese: Thank you so much for informing me about the musical instrument using ivory. It just never occurred to me. I support your effort and support the elephant rescues in Africa and here in the USA. Please keep trying to get the word out.
Sylvie Sadorian: Good job! there’s more to be done, I know. Bless your heart Christina for all the hard work and efforts put in this project, surely they’re not in vain! there will be justice for all animals, sadly humanity can be evil. Good luck.
Susan Fong: Christina, I commend you for your tireless dedication in working to stop the importation of rhino and elephant products in the U.S. I hope that proposed legislation in several states banning the sale and trade of these products is successful. Thank you for helping these innocent animals whose populations continue to diminish because of the ruthlessness, greed, and stupidity of some people. The brutal and unconscionable slaughter of these precious animals must stop!
Bobby and Bonnie Hathorn at email@example.com: Dear Ms. LaMonica:
We hope that this email finds you doing well; as for us, we’re doing great!
The reason for this email, is, I am a Bluegrass musician, (Banjo/Guitar) who switched from Ivory and Bone 25 years ago. I was told by my teacher in the early ’70’s that Ivory and Bone, in that order were the substances of choice in making Bridges, Saddles, and Nuts for Guitars, Banjos, Mandolins, and all stringed instruments.
Since that time, a luthier friend, Terry Overstreet introduced me to Corian. This material holds the strings well, is low-friction, and conducts the vibration of the strings. As a result, the instrument that the Corian Nuts, Saddles, and Bridges are used on sound louder, clearer, and have more sustain, with less string breakage than either Ivory or Bone. And, NO Elephants, Rhinos, or Walrii killed!
If you know any string musicians who would like to try Corian, please let me know, and I will send some samples.
Thanks for your time, Bobby & Bonnie Hathorn
Lauren Cooper: Assuming ivory piano keys was a thing of the past, I hadn’t made the connection between ivory and musical instruments…. thanks Ivory Free Ohio and Christina LaMonica for this well-written and painful letter.
Susanita DeLima: Well done Christina. We need to keep pushing all we can until people understands this about murdering Elephants and Rhinos. Thank you so much and may God bless you always.
Candy Parker: I love music. And I do not blame musicians because this, most likely, does not come to their minds. Your making them aware is nothing but courageous. Thanks.
Bonnie Sanford: This law needs to be passed in Ohio and every state in America. Did you know that the U.S.A. is the second largest country in the world to import ivory? One state at a time needs to stop the import of ivory and stop this senseless killing.
Cristina Oliva: Enact Legislation Outlawing Ivory and Rhino Horn in the State of Ohio!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Tona Braddock: These loopholes need to be closed. Ohio needs to wake up as the trade in ivory and rhino horn supports terror groups.
Marjory Kephart: I am signing this petition to ask Ohio Governor, John Kasich, the Senate and the General Assembly, to enact legislation banning the import, in-state, and internet sale ad distribution of raw and worked ivory from elephants’ tusks and rhinoceros horn products in the State of Ohio. Let’s show the world that saving elephants and rhinos from extinction is a bipartisan effort. Thank you for your consideration and efforts on their behalf.
Gail Chase: Keep up the fight to ban the sale of ivory. Elephants and rhinos are being murdered every day! This is despicable and needs to end NOW!
Marytheresa Martini: keep up the great work monica i keep sharing your post to get more signatures.we have to save all our endangered animals
Yes, lets do all we can to save these wonderful animals
Gloria Conner Bray: Thank you, Christina. You will prevent much suffering.
Lourdes Mannise: Great speech Christina!!!!!
Tacie Anderson: Thank you, Christina for inspiring each and every one of us at the march on Saturday. Well done!
Carolina Oliveros: Rhinos and elephants are been killed everyday. Please never buy items made of ivory and and rhino horn.