USA: Under Trump, the US Department of the Interior Has REVERRSED the Ban on Elephant Trophy Hunting Imports.


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Hi Mark,

A threatened lion in Tanzania was gunned down for sport

— and now the killer will be bringing the body home to

hang on his wall.

This is the first trophy-import permit for a Tanzanian lion

issued since these majestic cats were protected under the

Endangered Species Act. And it could kick the door wide

open for elephants, lions and more species to be shot in

Tanzania so their bodies can be dragged back to the States.

We must put an end to this kind of behavior before it spreads.

Please give now to support our fight to save lions and other endangered species.

Despite Trump calling trophy hunting a “horror show,” his

administration has repeatedly gone out of its way to clear

the path for overseas slaughter of threatened species.

First the U.S. Department of the Interior reversed a ban on

elephant-trophy imports from Zimbabwe. Then it created a

council riddled with conflicts of interest and packed with

Safari Club members and NRA bigwigs to “advise” on

trophy-hunting decisions.

And now we’re seeing the results: the first permit for a Tanzanian

lion being issued to a Florida-based hunter. It’s no coincidence

this lion killer’s legal representative sits on Interior’s sham,

pro-trophy-hunting council.

This permit bodes ill for wildlife in Tanzania, home to roughly

40 percent of Africa’s lions and up to half of the elephants in

eastern Africa. The administration could greenlight more lion,

and maybe even elephant, trophy imports.

Trophy hunting of the world’s threatened species must be stopped.

We’re in the courts fighting the administration’s pro-trophy agenda.

And we’re rallying our members to push Congress to use its legislative

powers to abolish the pro-trophy hunting council and force these

import decisions into the public eye.

It’s past time to put an end to the fat-cat privilege of gunning

down the Earth’s magnificent, rare wildlife for the sake of an

ego boost.

Please give now to support our fight to stop trophy-hunt imports.

For the wild,

Kierán Suckling
Executive Director
Center for Biological Diversity



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