From: Huffington Post
Trump Administration Reverses Promise To Ban Elephant Hunt Trophies
The U.S. government will allow hunters to import elephant trophies on a case-by-case basis, breaking the president’s pledge.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has quietly begun allowing more trophy hunting of African elephants, despite President Donald Trump’s pledge last year to uphold a ban on importing parts of animals killed by big-game hunters.
The agency issued a formal memo Thursday saying it would consider issuing permits to import elephant trophies from African nations on a “case-by-case” basis, effective immediately. The new guidelines, first reported by E&E News and later by The Hill, end U.S. bans on the import of such trophies from Zimbabwe and Zambia.
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