Continue US Elephant Trophy Import Restrictions - Save Endangered Species Around the World
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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has removed elephant trophy import restrictions into the U.S., allowing American safari hunters to poach and import animals into the U.S.. Barack Obama previously created restrictions on trophy imports in efforts to prevent the extinction of animals such as the African Elephant, but these restrictions have since been reversed. As of 2016 there were just over 350,000 elephants still alive in the wild, down from millions in the early 20th Century. Animals such as the African Elephant are listed in the U.S. Endangered Species Act, which requires the U.S. government to help protect endangered species in other countries through limiting or discontinuing the importation of these animals after they are poached. This reversal completely contradicts the U.S. Endangered Species Act and severely endangers the African Elephant more than it already has been. Please consider signing in hopes that this beautiful, intelligent species can once more be protected and saved.
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