Pledging
These are the original issues in this subcategory
  • ENDANGERED SPECIES TRAFFICKING
  • ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT
  • ELEPHANT, RHINOCEROS & TIGER PARTS TRADE
Winning Issue » ENDANGERED SPECIES TRAFFICKING


Worldwide trafficking in endangered animals, animal parts and oils is the World’s third most lucrative form of smuggling -topped only by the illegal drug and arms trades. It is estimated the global trade in endangered animals is a $20 billion-a-year industry, with nearly $3 billion of this amount coming from Americans. Nearly 40% of this total, or about 40 million creatures, are poached from the Amazon Rain Forest in Brazil, Earth’s most diversified region. These creatures include butterflies and insects, alligators, snakes, panthers, tiny tamarin primates, finches, parrots and macaws. The Amazon turtle, manatee and pink river dolphin are among some of the species harvested for their body parts and oils. As endangered species trafficking is an international issue, animal welfare advocates say the only solution to reduce or stop trafficking is to coordinate education and enforcement with other nations and agencies.


Pending Legislation:
S.27 - Wildlife Trafficking Enforcement Act of 2015




Polling Options

  • I oppose reforming endangered species trafficking policy and wish to defeat S.27 - Wildlife Trafficking Enforcement Act of 2015, and also wish to donate resources to the campaign committee of either Rep. Paul Ryan or Sen. Mitch McConnell
  • I support making wildlife trafficking a predicate offense under racketeering and money laundering statutes and the Travel Act, to provide for the use for conservation purposes of amounts from civil penalties, fines, forfeitures, and restitution under such statutes based on such violations, and wish to pass S.27 - Wildlife Trafficking Enforcement Act of 2015, and also wish to donate resources to either the campaign committees of Sen. Charles Grassley (IA) and/or Sen. Dianne Feinstein (CA), or to an advocate group currently working with this issue


Winning Option

  • I support making wildlife trafficking a predicate offense under racketeering and money laundering statutes and the Travel Act, to provide for the use for conservation purposes of amounts from civil penalties, fines, forfeitures, and restitution under such statutes based on such violations, and wish to pass S.27 - Wildlife Trafficking Enforcement Act of 2015, and also wish to donate resources to either the campaign committees of Sen. Charles Grassley (IA) and/or Sen. Dianne Feinstein (CA), or to an advocate group currently working with this issue
You May Pledge Your Support For This Issue With A Monetary
Donation And By Writing A Letter To Your Representatives
Please login to pledge


Pledge Period - Opening Date
February 20, 2020
Pledge Period - Closing Date
March 4, 2020
Trustee Election - Begins
February 27, 2020


Suggest a Trustee for this Presentation Cycle


Suggest a worthy trustee for consideration before Day 16 of this presentation cycle. (Maximum 60 Characters)
Trustee Name