Protect African Lion From Trophy Hunting--October 28, 2015 Deadline
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On October 29, 2014, The U.S. Department of the Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service, published in Volume 79 No. 209 of the Federal Register (50 CFR Part 17): Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants: Listing the African Lion (Panthera Leo Leo) subspecies as "threatened" with a Rule under Section 4(d) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973 ("ESA"). The proposed Rule would make it illegal to "take" the African lion(includes harass, harm, pursue, hunt, shoot, wound, kill, trap, capture, or any attempt to do any of these) within the United States or upon the high seas, or import or export, carry or receive in interstate or foreign commerce. However, the proposed Rule would make an exception for the importation into the U.S. of African lion trophies taken legally in range countries upon the issuance of threatened species import permits. This proposed Rule will become final or withdrawn by the Secretary on or before October 29, 2015.
Signors of this petition urge and encourage the Secretary of the Interior to make the listing of the African lion a threatened species under the ESA, as proposed, but remove the exception for trophy or sport hunting.
Trophy hunting or sometimes called "sport hunting" of a threatened species, such as the African lion, is contrary to concept of the "preservation" of an animal, is immoral, barbaric and sends the wrong message to the public at large, especially young people.
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