Target: Kristin Leppert, Campaign Director of Save Endangered Animals Oregon
Goal: Commend Leppert and SEA-Oregon’s sponsors and endorsers for their tireless efforts to ban the sale and trade of endangered and exotic animal parts in Oregon.
Later this year, the people of Oregon will have the chance to vote on a measure to prohibit the sale and trade of products and parts from endangered animals, such as sea turtles, elephants, and rhinos. This important measure would not have been possible without the efforts of Save Endangered Animals Oregon and all of its supporters, who together raised over 150,000 petition signatures in favor of the ban.
This effort comes as no surprise considering Oregon’s long history of fighting for wildlife and environmental conservation. Kristin Leppert, the campaign director of Save Endangered Animals Oregon, noted that the people of Oregon do not wish to take part in a trade that “pushes many beloved wild animals to the brink of extinction.” Indeed, the overwhelming support Leppert’s campaign has received in its earliest stages strongly indicates that Oregonians will do right by wildlife when it comes time to officially vote for the measure later this year.
Save Endangered Animals Oregon has received sponsorship and endorsement from Rep. Earl Blumenauer, former Senator Bruce Starr, Oregon Coast Aquarium, and several others. Thank these groups for their collective efforts by signing below.
Dear Kristin Leppert,
I was pleased to learn about Save Endangered Animals Oregon’s initiative to protect endangered species. The effect that the trade of endangered animals’ parts has on their wild populations saddens me greatly, but it is heartening to know that there are people like you who are fighting to protect them.
I wish to thank you and your colleagues for collecting 150,000 petition signatures in support of a ban on trading and selling endangered animal parts in the great state of Oregon. Your selfless efforts have not gone unrecognized, and I am confident that the people of Oregon will make the right decision by voting in favor of the ban later this year.
Thank you again for all your hard work and everything else you continue to do for animals.
[Your Name Here]
Photo credit: Christine Sponchia