Trump administration approved the importation of elephant tusks as trophies

Trump administration approved the importation of elephant tusks as trophies

The administration of President Donald trump is going to allow hunters to import trophies in the form of the tusks of elephants that were killed in Zimbabwe and Zambia.

In 2014, former President Barack Obama vetoed the import of trophies of the international campaign to ban trade in ivory.

Trump administration approved the importation of elephant tusks as trophies

But the administration trump wants to take advantage of the provision in the law about endangered species, to allow the import of trophies. It is quite possible, if there is ample evidence that hunting is beneficial for conservation of elephant populations.

The humane society of the United States in turn announced that the ban on trophies from Zimbabwe should be renewed because it is «one of the most corrupt countries on Earth.»

Charlie Mayhew, Executive Director of the UK charity Tusk, said:

«Tusk considers this statement as a retrograde step that sends out the wrong signals to the international community, which in recent years has made great strides in the campaign to end illegal wildlife trade».

But the Executive Director of the Institute of legislative initiative by the National rifle Association Chris Cox supports a probable solution trump.

«This is an important step forward in order to hunting has received due recognition, as a tool of wildlife management, which was buried by the previous administration».

Defenders of the ban suggest that this decision was influenced by a love of hunting big game sons of the President, Donald Jr. and Eric, who in 2015 was photographed with a dead leopard and other animals.

Better yet, show him when he grows up he can kill a leopard… if there are any left. pic.twitter.com/QhDq1YVu14

— Ed Rakowsky (@erakowsky) October 15, 2017

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