Elephants Are Not Trophies — We Must Protect Them

We're urging the administration to deny elephant trophy hunt imports.
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Hi Everyaction,

Just last year Africa's savanna elephants were declared to be in danger of extinction.

But rich trophy hunters use these majestic animals for thrill-kills — and then seek to bring elephant body parts into the United States.

We're pressing the Biden administration to call a halt to elephant trophy hunt imports.

You can help with a donation to the Saving Life on Earth Fund.

Under a settlement between the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Dallas Safari Club, the Service is required next week to decide whether U.S. hunters can bring elephant heads, tusks, feet and other trophies from Zimbabwe and Namibia back home.

Right now, our federal policies support the colonialist practice of killing imperiled animals in other countries, then bringing their body parts back to show off on walls and floors.

But African elephant populations have plunged by 30% recently — there are less than half as many now as there were in 1976, at the time of the first population census.

Elephants are under siege. Letting trophy hunters cart home their body parts is wrong. The United States shouldn't be condoning the killing of these majestic animals.

We've been fighting trophy imports of imperiled species for years. Policies that allow or expand the killing of rare and vanishing wildlife fly in the face of reason and decency — and accelerate the extinction crisis.

Biden could finally end this practice — by banning these imports under the Endangered Species Act.

We'll never stop fighting to save elephants and all endangered species, great and small.

Please give today to the Saving Life on Earth Fund.

For the wild,

Kierán Suckling

Kierán Suckling
Executive Director
Center for Biological Diversity

 

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