About the Issue

Oregon has a long tradition of conservation and animal welfare standards. From elephants to sea turtles, many iconic species face the threat of extinction due to demand for their parts. Save Endangered Animals Oregon is working to put a measure on the November 2016 ballot to prohibit the sale of products and parts from 12 imperiled types of animals.

By voting yes on this measure, Oregon voters will help save sea turtles, sharks, rays, elephants, rhinos, cheetahs, and other critically threatened or endangered species from poaching, cruelty, and the threat of extinction.

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End traffic in endangered species

Since January, I’ve spent a few hours every weekend collecting signatures for the Save Endangered Animals Oregon ballot measure, which would prohibit the sale of products and parts from sea turtles, sharks, rays, elephants, rhinos, cheetahs and other critically threatened or endangered species.

By the end, I had collected nearly 1,500 signatures in the Eugene area. 

Saving pangolins

When we talk about wildlife trafficking, we most often think of iconic animals like elephants, rhinos and big cats – and saving these animals is undeniably urgent.

Endangered species smuggling growing problem for Oregon

The recent arrest of a Forest Grove man on charges of smuggling endangered species points to a larger problem and a growing demand here in Oregon, according to federal agents.

At a warehouse in Wilsonville, investigators with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service store hundreds of items made from endangered species that were smuggled into or out of Oregon.