Sending Office: Honorable John Garamendi
Current cosponsors: https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/864/cosponsors
Endorsements: World Wildlife Fund (WWF), African Wildlife Foundation, National Whistleblower Center, Animal Welfare Institute, Natural Resources Defense Council, Association of Zoos and Aquariums, Oceana, Center for Biological Diversity,
Panthera, Earth Day Network, Sea Turtle Conservancy, Environmental Investigation Agency, The Humane Society of the United States, Humane Society International, Thinking Animals United, Humane Society Legislative Fund, Vulcan, Inc., International Fund for Animal
Welfare, Wildlife Conservation Society, Conservation International
We invite you to cosponsor H.R.864, the “Wildlife Conservation and Anti-Trafficking Act of 2019.” This bipartisan bill will:
- Strengthen federal enforcement against poachers, traffickers, and the global trade in illegal wildlife and seafood products
- Engage and incentivize whistleblowers in the fight to bring down global wildlife trafficking rings
- Provide dedicated funding for wildlife conservation at no expense to American taxpayers
- Build upon the Eliminate, Neutralize, and Disrupt (END) Wildlife Trafficking Act of 2016
Wildlife trafficking, poaching, and illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing rank among the top global crimes, generating billions in illicit profits each year for groups responsible for human rights abuses, weapons and narcotics trafficking, and
H.R.864 includes provisions empowering federal law enforcement to combat the growing wildlife trafficking trade linked to transnational criminal organizations and even terrorist groups.
The House passed these same enforcement provisions in November 2015, by voice vote.
To be added as a cosponsor or for questions regarding the bill, please contact
Iain.Hart@mail.house.gov in Rep. Garamendi’s office or
Kevin.Rieg@mail.house.gov in Rep. Young’s office. Thank you for your consideration of this bipartisan bill.
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