The Spokesman-Review: Dr. Guy Palmer argues in favor of I-1401
Sunday, October 11, 2015
“Living in the Inland Northwest with its wilderness and wildlife is a privilege: The beauty of the diverse landscapes is enriched by the sounds of the resident and migratory fauna. But in many regions of the world, wild areas are becoming silent as endangered species are being illegally poached to extinction. The slaughter of animals for their parts – ivory from an elephant, the hide of a tiger, the horn of a rhinoceros – has devastated these populations. Initiative 1401, which will be on our November ballot, is the first step toward change, change that will preserve these species for future generations. A yes vote on I-1401 will enact penalties for those who sell, offer to sell, purchase, trade, barter for, or distribute products from endangered species like elephants, tigers and rhinos. That’s why I am supporting Initiative 1401.”
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