About the Issue

Measure 100 prohibits the sale or purchase of parts and products from endangered sea turtles, elephants, rhinos, and other threatened animals. Measure 100 will ensure that Oregon does not provide a market for endangered species products resulting from wildlife poaching and trafficking.

In Africa, 35,000 elephants a year are slaughtered for their ivory. Poachers poison watering holes with cyanide and use machine guns and rocket launchers to slaughter hundreds of elephants at a time.

Measure 100 is carefully crafted and does not affect legal antiques, and allows continued ownership and gifts and inheritance of existing products that do not contribute to the illegal wildlife trade.

Measure 100 has a broad base of support, and is endorsed by the Oregon Zoo Foundation, the Oregon Coast Aquarium, Oregon Humane Society, Defenders of Wildlife, Environmental Investigative Agency, National Wildlife Federation, Oregon Wildlife Society, Asian Pacific Network of Oregon, The Humane Society of the United States, newspapers, elected officials, and more.

Washington, California, and Hawaii have passed similar laws to shut down wildlife trafficking within their borders. With the passage of Measure 100, Oregon will build on this momentum in shutting down local markets for those who seek to profit from this destructive wildlife trade.

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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Oregon Measure Would Create United Front Against Animal Trafficking On West Coast

Back in the 1970s, Gens Johnson got really interested in handmade and regional art. She started buying pieces from shops in Portland and across the Northwest.

“I bought two pieces that were scrimshaw, and they were done on whale ivory and walrus tusk,” she said.

Scrimshaw is a kind of carving – typically of boats and sea life. It was popularized by whalers in the 1800s.

Endorsement: Vote 'Yes' on Measure 100

There are plenty of controversial decisions to be made in November, but Measure 100 is not one of them.

The Wildlife Trafficking Prevention Act would prohibit the sale of products and parts from 12 endangered animals in Oregon. Those animals are rhinos, cheetahs, tigers, sea turtles, lions, elephants, whales, sharks, pangolins, jaguars, rays and leopards.

Pass measure 100 to save animals

As a Bend resident and veterinarian I will be voting in support of Measure 100. If passed, this measure will outlaw the sale of parts and products of 12 species of endangered exotic animals within Oregon.

Since the health and welfare of all animals is a priority to veterinarians, many veterinarians in Oregon have endorsed this measure, including Oregon U.S. Rep. Kurt Schrader.