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Tell Ohio’s Legislators to stand up for wildlife and vote for a complete ban of ivory, rhino horn, and trophy hunting products in our state. Copy and paste the template below and email your Governor, your State Senator, and your State Representative.

Subject: Institute a complete ban without exemptions on ivory, rhino horn, and trophy hunting products.

Dear State Legislators and Governor,

I am writing to you as a constituent and supporter of Ivory Free Ohio, to ask that you support legislation banning all intrastate sales of ivory, rhino horn, and trophy hunting products, in Ohio.

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An Open Letter to the Cleveland Orchestra

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Photo Credit; WWF

Dear Cleveland Orchestra,

My name is Christina LaMonica, and I am the Founder of Ivory Free Ohio, a grassroots organization dedicated to outlawing all intra-state sales of Ivory, Rhino Horn, and Trophy Hunting products in our state without exemption. We’ve never met in person, but we’ve communicated via telephone and emails regarding our movement and your continued support.

As you are aware, we’ve worked diligently with Senator Frank LaRose and his staff, educating them on the adverse effects of the Ivory trade while creating legislation that protects our national security and helps Africa’s keystone species from extinction.

Using an ax, machete, and chainsaw, poachers hack the faces of Elephants and Rhinos while they are still alive.  Photo Credit; The Tsavo Trust

The United States is the largest consumer of Ivory and Rhino Horn products- 2nd to China. One Elephant is slaughtered every 15 minutes. That’s four an hour, 96 a day, 672 a week, 2,880 a month, and 34,560 a year. And in the time it took you and your constituents (Cleveland Museum of Natural History and the Cleveland Museum of Art) to hijack our Ivory Bill, over 25,000 Elephants have been killed for their Ivory tusks.

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Senator Frank LaRose; Home Town Hero

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Ms. Christina LaMonica with Ohio Senator Frank LaRose (R)

Thank you Ohio State Senator Frank LaRose, (R)-District 27, for taking the initiative to enact legislation banning the interstate, intrastate, and Internet sales of all raw and worked Ivory, Rhino Horn, and Trophy Hunting Products in our State without exemptions.

Much appreciation goes out for all of your signatures, support, and encouragement. Collectively, we have received over 118,000 signatures supporting an ivory free Ohio.