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USFWS Effectually De-Funded System That Protects Elephants

USFWS Effectually De-Funded System That Protects Elephants

Dallas Safari Club

Dallas Safari Club

DALLAS - -( On April 4 2014, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced that African elephants hunted in Tanzania and Zimbabwe in 2014 may not be imported to the U.S.

The agency says its new policy will be reevaluated in 2015 and beyond. The Dallas Safari Club (DSC) is concerned that this ruling was made suddenly, arbitrarily, unilaterally, with disregard for science and citizens in the affected countries, and with ignorance of on-the-ground realities of conservation in Africa.

By banning American hunters, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has effectually de-funded the system that protects elephants where they are threatened, and manages elephants where they are overpopulated. DSC has contacted the agency, lawmakers and stakeholders.

Its letter to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is posted here.

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  • 4 User comments to “Dallas Safari Club Statement on New U.S. Elephant Policy”

    1. Gee, what a surprise. Another government agency making political decisions about subjects they know little to nothing about. Be surprised when PETA or friends of PETA are found to be the instigator of these ignorant rulings. PETA – you know, the animal lovers.

    2. Marc Brewer brewer on April 13, 2014 at 12:41 PM said:

      Wwll, the way I see it this is good. I personally don’t agree with hunting elephants, HIGHLY doubt the over population argument. Elephants and especially Rhinos are being poached to the point of extinction.

      It is also widely know elephants are very intelligent and sentient beings. Elephants have been witnessed fondling the bones of their ancestors……to me, this is intelligent behavior and a display of emotion…..

      I’m not anti huntin at all, if you eat what you kill then I’m all for it….but this ISN’T what this is about

    3. Elephant overpopulation is a major problem in some countries. Think of something that weighs tons and eats 500 pounds of vegetation a day. They destroy the entire ecosystem if left unchecked.

    4. Just watched on TV last week how they drug the elephants and move them when they are a problem in one area of Africa, one of the countries where that ebola outbreak is going on in that general area.

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