Oregon ballot Measure 100 that protects 12 species from poaching, cruelty and the threat of extinction passed overwhelmingly with 70 percent of the statewide vote. Effective July 1, 2017, Measure 100 will ban intrastate sales of any product made from tigers, rhinos, elephants, lions, cheetahs, jaguars, leopards, pangolins, whales, marine turtles, sharks and rays. The law will not prohibit ownership of ivory or other products made from the covered animals — only sales.
In July 2016, Save Animals Oregon, a coalition of animal protection leaders including Save Animals Facing Extinction, filed over 150,000 Oregon voter signatures in support of the most expansive animal protection ballot measure in state history. The measure tracked a similar initiative in Washington State which Save Animals Facing Extinction championed and succeeded in passing. Measure 100 was supported by a broad coalition including the Oregon Zoo Foundation, the Oregon Coast Aquarium, Oregon Humane Society, Defenders of Wildlife, Audubon Society of Portland, Wildlife Conservation Society, Wild Aid, The Humane Society of the United States and others.