Tell the Trump Administration: Lifting the elephant trophy ban is the wrong move
Elephants are worth more alive than dead.
These iconic animals are a critical part of healthy ecosystems. Reports that the Trump Administration intends to revoke bans on the import of sport-hunted elephant trophies from Zimbabwe and Zambia is highly disturbing.
The United States has been a strong leader on shutting down the trafficking of ivory. Though the U.S. ivory ban remains in effect, the Trump Administration is moving in the wrong direction with this new trophy exemption. What's more, this move sends a dangerous signal to poachers and to our allies about the commitment of the United States to ending the trade in ivory and endangered animal products.
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