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Trump to consider elephant trophy imports on 'case-by-case' basis

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Trump to allow ivory on case by case basisThe Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) announced last week that it will now consider all permits for importing elephant trophies from African nations on a “case-by-case basis," breaking from President Trump's earlier promises to maintain an Obama-era ban on the practice.

In a formal memorandum issued on Thursday, FWS said it will withdraw its 2017 Endangered Species Act (ESA) findings for trophies of African elephants from Zimbabwe and Zambia, “effective immediately.”

The memo said “the findings are no longer effective for making individual permit determinations for imports of sport-hunted African elephant trophies.”

In its place, FWS will instead “grant or deny permits to import a sport-hunted trophy on a case-by-case basis.”

TVNL Comment: WTF? 30,000 elephonts are killed every year for their tusks.  What the hell is a 'case by case' basis?  Will each elephant be allowed to plead for its life?


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