House of Rep. to Vote on Anti-Hunting Appropriations Language

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The US House of Representatives is set to vote on anti-hunting bills this week! IMG iStock-1293904168

U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- Safari Club International (SCI) strongly opposes Section 436 of the FY22 Interior Appropriations bill, which is set for a vote in the U.S. House of Representatives THIS WEEK.

But now we need YOUR help in urging Members of Congress to OPPOSE this anti-hunting provision…

If passed, it will include a blanket funding ban on trophy imports from a sport-hunted elephant or lion from Tanzania, Zimbabwe, or Zambia and have a devastating impact on African communities and species conservation. We need your help in ensuring this bill does not become law – contact your Representative TODAY and urge them to OPPOSE the inclusion of Section 436 in H.R. 4372, the Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act.

CLICK HERE TO EMAIL YOUR MEMBER OF CONGRESS TODAY

Well-regulated international hunting is vital to wildlife conservation, maintaining biodiversity, and habitat protection in southern Africa and around the world. Hunting programs, especially those involving rural communities in conservation and management, are proven tools to sustain both species and habitat. Hunting provides communities with direct and indirect economic incentives, sustainable development opportunities, employment, and resources for anti-poaching and human-wildlife conflict management.

Last week SCI, along with 21 other organizations representing millions of American sportsmen and women, sent a letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy detailing the devastating impact a blanket trophy ban will have on these countries.

A ban on permitting trophy imports with appropriated funds is a misguided attempt to dictate the management of African wildlife, a right that inherently belongs to Africans. Congress must understand the realities of conservation on the ground in Africa, and therefore strike Section 436.

As SCI works for hunting and conservation, we will continue to stand for African leadership, fight for science-based legislation, and be #FirstForHunters around the world.

Will you #StandWithSCI?


About the SCI Hunters’ Convention:

Safari Club expects upwards of 24,000 worldwide hunters to visit Reno, Nevada, February 5-8, 2020.  The SCI Hunters’ Convention represents the largest and most successful event to raise money for advocacy to protect hunters’ rights. The 2020 Hunters’ Convention will be held at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center with over 452,000 square feet of exhibits and almost 1,100 exhibiting companies.

Safari Club International

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hippybiker
hippybiker
1 month ago

I’ve seen some of the Bull Crap commercials on the “ Boob Tube.” You know the ones, where they show pictures of the poor baba6 Elephants and all the poached Ivory Tusks! It’s nothing more than slick propaganda to equate hunting with illegal poaching! But you know what? Unless enough people tell the mindless boobs in “The District of Criminals” the real truth, the Bull Crap will pass and “Mr. Crap For Brains” will sign it!

swmft
swmft
1 month ago

from my reading the rich hunters would have to pay for their own import permit, no special persons pass am i reading it wrong?? i would have to pay for my paperwork so why should we pay for someone who is rich

Ryben Flynn
Ryben Flynn
1 month ago

What they don’t understand is that the hunters pay big bucks to hunt in those Countries, up to over tens of thousands of dollars. That money goes to the wildlife preserves to work on reducing poaching and maintain a healthy herd of animals. The animals selected for the hunts are usually old and no longer able to contribute to the herd. A humane kill is better than a pack of predators attacking and killing the animal by eating it alive, a most painful death.
Also the meat from the kill goes to feed the population in the surrounding area.

Last edited 1 month ago by Ryben Flynn
Nurph
Nurph
1 month ago
Reply to  Ryben Flynn

You are 100% correct & NONE if them care one bit.

Finnky
Finnky
2 months ago

What does “a blanket funding ban on trophy imports” mean? Surely hunters and trophy collectors pay all costs to import their property? Did spell checker insert the word “funding” – if so, this sounds considerably worse.

A 2A Fan
A 2A Fan
1 month ago
Reply to  Finnky

Language in the bill reads “None of the funds made available by this Act may be used to issue a permit for the import of a sport-hunted trophy of an elephant or lion taken in Tanzania, Zimbabwe, or Zambia”.

I take this to mean that customs would be prohibited from using funding from this particular bill to issue permits…???