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I-1401 FAQ

What is Initiative 1401?

Initiative 1401 is a Washington state voters’ initiative that will be on the November 3, 2015 ballot.

If passed, I-1401 will strengthen laws banning sales of endangered species products in Washington, significantly decreasing our state’s contribution to the unprecedented rate of animal poaching for body parts. Protected animals under this legislation include elephants, rhinos, tigers, lions, leopards, cheetahs, pangolins, marine turtles, sharks and rays. These animals are the most trafficked species threatened with extinction.

Poached animals are used for human consumption, ornamentation (rugs, trophies, etc.), trinkets and jewelry, and as part of other items such as furniture, weapons and clothing.

Woodland Park Zoo is proud to be a part of the I-1401 campaign and is excited for the opportunity to fight for one of our institution’s core values. Help us win big for endangered animals by voting YES on I-1401!

Is this initiative related to the zoo’s previous 96 Elephants campaign?

Will this initiative really save animals?

What is Woodland Park Zoo doing to save endangered wild animals?

Isn’t the federal ban on exporting and importing ivory good enough?

What can Washington State do?

Are there exceptions for antiques or transfers through estates in I-1401?

What can I do?