Trump Administration Considers Repealing Ban on Elephant Hunting

Posted on December 13, 2017 by

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A census that was conducted in 2014 declared that only around 700,000 African elephants were left in the wild. The President of the United States Donald Trump and the Trump administration are now considering repealing an Obama-era ban that protects these giants.

This ban blocks the imports of hunting trophies. The ban was introduced to help conservation efforts. The Trump Administration is taking steps to allow the sports’ hunted trophies to be imported into America. Elephants that are hunted in Zimbabwe are large targets.

“The Service claims that sport hunting, as part of ‘sound wildlife management programs,’ can help provide ‘benefits to conservation,’ C.B.S. News Said. No evidence has been provided as to how the slaughtering of endangered elephants benefits efforts to help conserve their species.

The Trump family have been known supporters of large game trophy hunting. Photos have been released that show Donald Trump, Jr., holding a bloody elephant’s tail as he is standing next to an elephant’s corpse. Other photos of the President’s sons can be seen on their social media of their sporting kills.

“The suggestion by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that slaughtering imperiled elephants is acceptable as long as a donation is given to ‘conservation’ marks an expansion of its outrageous ‘pay-to-play’ policy, which thwarts the Endangered Species Act,” The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) Vice President and Deputy General Counsel Delcianna Winders said in a CBS interview.

Big-game trophy decision will be announced next week but will be very hard pressed to change my mind that this horror show in any way helps conservation of Elephants or any other animal,” Donald Trump posted on his twitter on 19 November 2017.

The decision to keep a near-total ban on the national trade on African elephant ivory will remain in place. The Trump administration has decided to keep the ban in place.

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