U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Announces Return To Importation Of Elephant Trophies

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Announces it will approve importation permits of elephant trophies from Zimbabwe and Zambia.Elephant Hunting

National Rifle Association Institute For Legislative Action (NRA-ILA)
National Rifle Association Institute For Legislative Action (NRA-ILA)

Fairfax, VA – -(Ammoland.com)- After major improvements to elephant conservation and management, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) has announced it will approve importation permits of elephant trophies from Zimbabwe and Zambia.

The Service has determined that hunting would enhance the conservation and survival of African elephants.

The Service’s findings are for trophies taken in 2016 through 2018.

“By lifting the import ban on elephant trophies in Zimbabwe and Zambia the Trump Administration underscored, once again, the importance of sound scientific wildlife management and regulated hunting to the survival and enhancement of game species in this country and worldwide” said Chris Cox, Executive Director of the National Rifle Association’s Institute for Legislative Action.

“This is a significant step forward in having hunting receive the recognition it deserves as a tool of sound wildlife management, which had been all but buried in the previous administration.”

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James Higginbotham
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James Higginbotham

personally i DON’T like TROPHY HUNTERS, like all real HUNTERS WE HUNT FOR THE MEAT.
and i never could understand JUST WHY?
some people want to kill a GREAT BEAST LIKE AN ELEPHANT OR SAY LIONS EXT.

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

@JH, The meat is never wasted. Safari hunts provide meat to the local villages that those people could not otherwise obtain.

XX
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XX

Pea-brained, Old Useless Bill. Like the other simple Simons on this thread, you suggest that elephant meat is the only thing keeping these villagers alive. I cannot even begin to fathom the monumental stupidity of that comment. You suffer from verbal diarrhea. Learn to STFU once in a while.

Jack Ass
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Jack Ass

Why are we involved in more crap around the world, and why do liberals want us to be everyone’s keeper? Less Government, more freedom, less involvement in other countries issues.

Patrick Sperry
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Patrick Sperry

For all of you naysayers? Trophy fees are the lions share, pun intended, of conservation funding across Africa. Meat is always distributed to the local villages, as well as the rest of the animal not including the trophy. The PH’s and Outfitters assist the local Game Wardens in anti poaching efforts as well. “Feelings do not feed people.” African bush saying…

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

I see that a particular street walking troll has arrived with all the personality of a mound of fire ants.

XX
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XX

Old Useless Bill, you don’t like me? Well, that hurts. Even a fire ant will not kill just because it can.
It’s “people” like you who hold back humanity from evolving. Let’s hope you haven’t bred.

Peter Wall
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Peter Wall

This is great news, if this will reverse the Obama executive action forbidding interstate commerce of
African ivory that had been previously been legal. Which effectively stopped making of ivory handles for
knives,furniture,musical instruments and handgun handles. Poaching was not a problem increased by
Previously legal ivory. China and India are the two biggest problems as far as poaching ivory goes.

J. Russ
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J. Russ

The definition of outrageous. The moronic height of the manically insecure Trump’s Obama envy ignorance. Not enough just to kill the Republican Party but now their symbol too.

John Casey
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John Casey

Hunt something for food ?, I am ok with that. Shooting a herbivore the size of a bus?, NO, not ok with that.
The Gestation period for an Elephant is about 2 years, then they have to survive Lions, and other natural dangers.
Hunting Elephants is either for slaughter for profit, or some idiot needs a Trophy for his poor little ego. And, there are many articles on the web about how this animal will be gone off the face of the earth in decades.

Jay
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Jay

Actually this is not good news. The importation legalization is going to lead to more poaching by the locals. There is already issues with illegal poaching due to the ivory trade. Scientific fact has proven that even with the illegal importation, (which drives up the cost of ivory) locals kill elephants just for tusks to sell on the black market. This has led to a decline in the population which continues on a downward spiral. Now making this legal allows more killing just for ivory and therefore more paydays to ivory hunters. The rest of the planet sees this as… Read more »

Karen devereux
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Karen devereux

Heartbreaking

Gary Norman
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Gary Norman

Emily,you need to do a little research before you make such comments to the general public.

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

@Gary Norman, Yeah, just look at the trolls flood in. False “facts”, fake moral outrage, and plenty of “I hate Trump” sprinkled in. They are hard core do nothings that have never and will never harvest or rescue an animal. This article is just an opportunity for them to projectile excrete their liberal propaganda.

XX
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XX

Old Useless Sideshow Bill–always popping up like a bad case of hemorrhoids. You really are a nasty piece of work. A trophy hunter is nothing more than a wealthy coward with a personality flaw, and a small willy, on a power trip, killing defenseless animals for sick AMUSEMENT. You have the impudence to harp on about rescuing animals. What a saint you are!

Also, what the F5cck is “harvest?” Don’t you mean kill? Just say it. You can’t even get that right.

Trump and his retarded son’s days are numbered. Hope you have picked out your rock to crawl under.

Bill
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Bill

Isn’t this good news? Doesn’t it mean that the herds are adequate for survival, and the country can receive greater hunting funds to help stop polluting elefants, giving meat to the Villeger,,?

emily
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emily

I’m literally shaking after reading this. Absolutely disgusting and horrible. I hope you all burn slow

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

@emily, “burn slow”. What ever do you mean? If you mean burn slow in h#ll, that would presuppose a h#ll, a heaven, and God. Careful you might lose your liberal/socialist/progressive credentials.

Rick Jay
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Rick Jay

Hahahahahaha