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PROPOSED WASHINGTON STATE
ELEPHANT & MAMMOTH IVORY BAN
Agriculture & Natural Resources Meeting Natural Resources & Parks Meeting
Tuesday - January 27, 2015 at 10:00 A.M. Wednesday - January 28, 2015 at 2:00 P.M.
House Hearing Rm B
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA 98504
Senate Hearing Rm 3
J.A. Cherberg Building
Olympia, WA 98504

Please send an email to these Legislative
committee members of the HB1131 in the House:

eric.pettigrew@leg.wa.gov
roger.goodman@leg.wa.gov

dick.muri@leg.wa.gov
brady.walkinshaw@leg.wa.gov
derek.stanford@leg.wa.gov
sam.hunt@leg.wa.gov
mia.gregerson@leg.wa.gov
sherry.appleton@leg.wa.gov
joe.fitzgibbon@leg.wa.gov
vincent.buys@leg.wa.gov

Please send an email to these Washington State Senators on the SB5241 committee:

Joe.Fain@leg.wa.gov
jamie.pedersen@leg.wa.gov
brian.hatfield@leg.wa.gov
info@stevelitzow.com
Christine.Rolfes@leg.wa.gov
Carolyn.Schaefer@leg.wa.gov

Washington State is proposing a ban on elephant and mammoth ivory sales in Washington State. This ban would make it a crime to sell or possess with the intent to sell legally imported pre 1990 elephant ivory and 10,000 year old mammoth ivory from the extinct woolly mammoths!  This means collectable guns, knives, carvings, cue sticks, musical instrument, scrimshaw, trophy tusks and family heirlooms.  According to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the venerable World Wildlife Fund the U.S. is NOT a destination for poached ivory today, so why have our legislators decided this is necessary?  Poverty and corruption in Africa, and greed in Asia are the reason poaching in Africa is happening. Americans should be allowed to buy and sell our legal property freely, and if not we should be compensated. Tons of mammoth ivory is collected every year by Alaskan natives along the riverbanks and on the beaches, where the tusks fall out of the banks due to erosion.  This ivory is one of their few sources of income, and gold miners find it in their pursuit of gold.  No archeological sites are robbed, this material becomes exposed by nature and mining and if it is not collected it cracks, crumbles and deteriorates into compost within a few years and is lost forever. The only way to preserve this precious prehistoric material is to allow it to be collected, bought and sold.  It is easily distinguishable from elephant ivory and is legal to ship all over the world, because of that no one is smuggling it. This very poorly crafted bill goes to the Agriculture and Natural Resources committee on Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. at the John L. O’Brien building in Olympia.  Ivory owners need to be at the meeting, if you can’t be there, then call the numbers on the committee member list and speak out!  Below is a link to the HB1131 bill and a link to committee members with their phone numbers. If we can't convince the committee to kill this bill, then we need a minimum 30-day public input/comment period for the facts to be presented.  The thousands of people, who have millions of dollars of property that will be affected, need to be heard.  Again we need to speak up now so this bill dies in committee. This may be our only opportunity to be heard.  I will be there to speak, and hope to see you there. Please let your ivory owner friends know.  Watch our website for more updates.

http://lawfilesext.leg.wa.gov/biennium/2015-16/Pdf/Bills/House%20Bills/1131.pdf

http://leg.wa.gov/House/Committees/AGNR/Pages/MembersStaff.aspx

The information in the King 5 news story below contains false statements.  According to an email I just got from Dan Stiles his information is misrepresented.
http://www.king5.com/story/news/local/2015/01/14/washington-to-consider-ivory-ban-to-protect-elephants/21735305/ 



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New Mammoth Ivory Bark Bracelets

Genuine Mammoth Ivory Cribbage Board
with Scrimshaw -
Sale Priced - $375.00

Carved Bone & Wood flintlock Pistol

Nantucket basket with Scrimshawed Ivory Plaque

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New Universal
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We regularly add new items to the website (last updated: January 26, 2015). Check back frequently to see what's new! LINKS PAGE ANNOUNCEMENT! We are putting together a links page to show the many ways you use our products and to hopefully direct some business your way. If you are interested in participating, please email a photo with a group or single piece of your work along with a brief description of what you do plus all your contact info; address, telephone number, website and email. Send it to:

We comply with C.I.T.E.S., U. S. Fish & Wildlife Service and Washington State Department of Game regulations and that all of our products are legal to own, buy, sell and ship within the United States. The wildlife products we offer for sale are obtained legally and in a manner not detrimental to the survival of the wildlife species. The source of these products are wildlife ranches, museums, old estate sales, legal sport and subsistance hunting, trapping, and government controlled culls which are necessary to maintain healthy balanced wildlife populations.

The natural history art we offer is always in demand. Besides an aesthetic value there is the prospect of a solid long term investment as many of these products become unobtainable (the fossil ivories, artifacts & trade beads, to name a few). Possessing these fascinating specimens and sharing their beauty and interesting background with others helps create a desire to learn about science and history. The proof is that a number of schools, museums and park boards purchase specimens from us for educational purposes. Share your collection/hobby with others; it's fun, educational and tax deductible if used for office decor.

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