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Me as well as many other people most likely had their blood pressure raised when hearing about Donald Trump’s latest controversy. Recently, there has been pressure to lift the ban on elephant hunting trophy imports. To even consider doing this is appalling. The ban has been in tact since 2014, why now? . There is absolutely no need for a trophy made from any animal parts, so why are we suddenly bringing this up? Slate.com reports that the FWS (the organization that brought this stupid subject up) believes the reversal of the ban will “help create revenue stream for pouring money into conservation efforts to help elephants and other African animals”. They are basically saying that the increase in hunting will raise awareness and revenue to help save the elephants. Yes. When the animal goes extinct, we will all feel super bad and help the eleph- oh wait, by then there will be no more elephants becaUSE WE KILLED THEM ALL. Isn’t it better to get to the core of the problem than looking to the NON EXISTENT bright side of a fate not yet determined? This is complete bull sh** and will not result in significant change for the elephants, except for more of them dying of course. After great backlash, the Donald tweeted “Put big game trophy decision on hold until such time as I review all conservation facts. Under study for years. Will update soon with Secretary Zinke. Thank you!” and most recently, “Big-game trophy decision will be announced next week but will be very hard pressed to change my mind that this horror show in any way helps conservation of Elephants or any other animal”. That was barely a coherent sentence to be quite honest, but what I am taking it as (I may be wishful thinking) is that he is essentially refuting the logic of the FWS.
BUT, lets look at some conservation facts, if you will.
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