Twitter Action Asking Delta to Stop Transporting Hunting Trophies
May 18, 2015 — I sincerely want to thank all 142,000 of you for signing my petition asking Delta to join South African Airways and end the transport of exotic animal hunting trophies.
The publicity generated by the petition is really having an effect.
Indeed, I have some GREAT news to report: Emirates Airlines just announced it too is following suit, and that effective Friday, May 15th:
“we will not accept any kind of Hunting Trophies of elephant, rhinoceros, lion and tiger for carriage on Emirates services, irrespective of CITES appendix.”
Emirates is the 3rd largest air cargo carrier in the world (behind FedEx & UPS) so this is a really significant development !
Delta still has not stated publicly whether they will be following in the progressive steps of SAA & Emirate Airlines. A spokesperson simply responded that under their existing policies, “Delta accepts hunting trophies in accordance with all U.S. domestic and international regulations, which prohibits the possession of trophies or other items associated with protected species. Customers are required to produce detailed documentation of trophies to U.S. Customs and Border Patrol officials as their trophies undergo inspection."
In the past, Delta has joined several other air carriers in refusing to transport primates destined for research experiments, so there is hope that they will see the light on this issue as well. But we really need your help in making our collective feelings known to Delta so they can take this humane and courageous course of action.
So please take a few seconds to participate in this Twitter action asking Delta to follow Emirates and South Africa Airways’ new policy and no longer transport exotic animal hunting trophies:
Thanks so much again for your support!