What do Siberian Tigers and American forestry workers have in common? Both depend on the Lacey Act, a landmark American conservation law. Amended in 2008, the Lacey Act helps the United
States combat trafficking in illegal wood and paper products and penalizes those who import illegally harvested wood products and wildlife.
Tell the administration and your Representatives to support full implementation of the Lacey Act!
This video was created by Wake The Beast on behalf of the Environmental Investigation Agency, Rainforest Action Network, Sierra Club and the United Steelworkers. Domestically sourced, union made paper products were used throughout the video.
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Detective - DeMorge Brown
Worker - Lindsay Ames
Tiger - Vitali Baganov
Animation - James Bloniarz
Music - Sean Bacastow & Jake Clavette, Lake Effect Music -
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