Petition to Outlaw Ivory and Rhino Horn Products in Ohio

Black Rhinoceros (Diceros Bicornis) and African Elephant (Loxodonta Africana) Africa. Photo Credit; WWF

Photo Courtesy of WWF

A Call to Action Outlawing Ivory and Rhino Horn in the State of Ohio

The purpose of this petition is to enact legislation banning the import, in-state, and Internet sale and distribution of raw and worked ivory and Rhinoceros horn products in the state of Ohio.

In 2014, President Barack Obama issued an executive order banning the import and export of ivory, yet the United States remains the largest consumer after China as the order fails to include; the import, in-state, Internet, and diplomatic loopholes. (U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, 2014)

Trafficking of illegal ivory is a transnational organized crime run by terrorists and radicalists whom threaten our national security, our wildlife, and our people. (IFAW, 2013) “There is no legislation in Ohio and this is what I am working to change.” 

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Salute to the Eco-warrior; Jim Justus Nyamu

International March for Elephants, Washington, D.C.  Photo Credit; Christina LaMonica Imagery

International March for Elephants, Washington, D.C. Photo Credit; Christina LaMonica Imagery

By; Oyunga Pala 

I saw Facebook post of a worn out sole of a sports shoe. The page belonged to outstanding wildlife activist, Jim Justus Nyamu. The post read, “This particular pair of shoe covered 900km or so and now in the store out of race”.

Ever since he started walking to raise awareness 2 years ago, Jim Nyamu has covered over 3000 miles educating the masses on the crisis of Elephant poaching for ivory.

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