Environment & Energy

Initiative to protect animals collects enough signatures

SEATTLE — Supporters of an initiative to help protect endangered animals that are being poached or exploited say they’ve collected enough signatures to get their proposal on the November ballot.

The Initiative 1401 Campaign held a press conference at the Seattle Aquarium on Wednesday to announce that they are turning in 348,627 signatures to the state Elections Office. That’s 100,000 more than they needed to qualify for the ballot.