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(Photo by Glenna Barlow) (Photo by Glenna Barlow)

The battle to save elephants from extinction has moved to a new front in 2016. This January, citizens in both Delaware and Vermont rallied before their state legislatures to advocate for a ban of ivory and rhino horn sales in their states.

In Delaware, citizens, advocates and prestigious lawmakers from the neighboring state of New Jersey made a powerful case before the Senate Banking and Business Committee in favor of a bill that would end nearly all commercial ivory and rhino horn trade in the state. The Committee agreed to advance the bill, which is now up for a vote before the Delaware State Senate.

In Vermont, a group of inspiring students from Vermont Commons School created a compelling 10-minute film about the dire threat of extinction that elephants and rhinos face. The youth and Vermont citizens then spoke up before the Vermont House Committee…

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