For those of us who want to protect endangered species, there are times when we may question our government's actions. That's our right and our privilege, as citizens of one of the world's greatest democracies.
But then, there are times like right now, when voicing our support can mean all the difference.
As we speak, on the government drafting table, there's a landmark proposal to ban virtually all interstate ivory sales, proposed by President Obama and the US Fish and Wildlife Service earlier this summer.
The proposed measure could be a huge step to turn the tide for elephants, who are doomed with extinction in as little as 10 years if current poaching rates continue. However, the new rule isn't in place yet.
Before it can go into full effect, the measure is first open to public comments until September 28. At that point, the US Fish and Wildlife Service will sort through all our comments, and decide whether and how to move forward based on our input.
This is where you come in. If you add a comment supporting action to save elephants from extinction, you'll be "voting" for it. You'll be voting for elephants. And elephants need all the votes they can get right now.