Target: Woody Harrelson
Goal: Commend Woody Harrelson for campaigning to end the cruel ivory trade
Animal activist and vegan actor Woody Harrelson has teamed up with the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) to end the ivory trade which is responsible for the gruesome deaths of tens of thousands of African Elephants each year. According to the HSUS, these beautiful creatures could be extinct in as little as 12 years if elephant poaching continues at the current rate.
Harrelson, who recently appeared in the critically acclaimed HBO drama True Detective, is asking Hawaii to pass important legislation that would prohibit the sale of ivory in its state which is currently the U.S.’ third largest ivory retailer. Harrelson says, “Right now Hawaii has a chance to be a global leader in elephant conservation by ending the illegal ivory trade and setting an example for other states and nations to follow. The world is watching. It is within our power, and our responsibility, to end this cruelty by stopping the blood ivory trade.”
This isn’t the first time that Harrelson has worked to better the lives of animals. In 2012, the Kingpin actor joined forces with PETA to call for a ban on the use of chimpanzees in medical testing. He has also worked with Greenpeace to defend the Arctic and he co-founded the Eco-friendly paper company Prairie Paper through which he created an 80% wheat straw waste paper. Harrelson incorporates his love of animals into every aspect of his life. He is a long-time vegan and raw food enthusiast.
By signing the petition below, you with thank Woody Harrelson for continually using his fame to speak out for the betterment of animals and the environment.
Dear Mr. Woody Harrelson,
I was pleased to learn that you had teamed up with the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) to end the ivory trade which is responsible for the gruesome deaths of tens of thousands of African Elephants each year. By encouraging Hawaii to ban the sale of all ivory, you will help to prevent the extinction of these majestic creatures.
Your work with PETA to end medical testing on chimpanzees and with Greenpeace to save the Arctic has also made the world a better place. Thank you for always using your fame to speak out for the betterment of voiceless animals all over the world.
[Your Name Here]
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