WE Demands Ban On US Imports of Trophies and live Endangered Species from Africa

WE Demands Ban On US Imports of Trophies and live Endangered Species from Africa

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The Obama administration banned imports of of trophies from Zimbabwe in 2014 after finding the nation's management of legal hunting did not enhance the survival of the African elephant in the wild.  

Donald Trump's administration has decided to allow the remains of endangered elephants legally hunted in Zimbabwe and Zambia to be imported into the United States of America.  

Elephants are listed as threatened under the US Endangered Species Act and importing ivory into America is banned unless certain conditions are met.

Leopards, Lions, Rhino and Giraffes are endangered species.  Trophies from hunts killing these animals are still entering the USA from Africa. 

Trump has argued that hunting could help conservation efforts.  Hunting is driving megafauna to extinction. 

The USA failed to support a proposal brought by 32 African countries to halt the export of baby elephants from Africa  to ZOOS in foreign countries in Geneva at CITES CoP18 in 2019. 
The USA failed to support parties at the CITES Standing Committee Meeting in Lyon, France in March 2022 with regard to the capture of wild elephants in Africa for export to zoos in the UAE.

President Masisi of Botswana has lifted the moratorium on  elephant trophy hunting in Botswana.  He is allowing 272 elephants to be killed by trophy hunters in 2020.  These hunts were auctioned off to the highest bidder in Canada, the USA, in Botswana and in Europe.  

In 2022 Minister Barbara Creecy, from the South African Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment has announced the following trophy hunting quotas: 150 elephant, 10 black rhino and 10 leopard. 

How many trophies will be allowed to enter the United States of America? 

 

 

 

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