The United States is the world’s top importer of wildlife “trophies.” Sign our petition to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), urging the agency to cease issuing trophy import permits!
I strongly oppose trophy hunting and recognize that trophy hunting does not significantly aid in wildlife conservation efforts. Instead, because hunters frequently target animals of already imperiled species, such as elephants, lions, and rhinoceros, trophy hunting is just one more deadly pressure on these species.
The majority of Americans believe trophy hunting is an outdated and brutal sport without any conservation benefits. And, opposition to trophy hunting is not a partisan issue; people from across the political spectrum oppose it. Yet, the United States is the world’s top importer of wildlife trophies and of trophies of threatened and endangered CITES-listed species, with more imports than the next nine highest countries combined.
Therefore, I call on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to cease issuing permits for hunters to import wildlife trophies into the U.S.
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