Sec Zinke Behind Elephant Trophy Hunting Policy?

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Beware! The elephants will never forget…

Some weeks ago, the Safari Club International (SCI) jubilantly announced that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service had begun issuing several permits for American hunters to import elephants that are killed for sport in two African countries. Interior Secretary, Ryan Zinke, is believed to be the driving force behind this policy change.

Watchdog groups point out that, while in Congress, Zinke received several thousands of dollars in campaign contributions from Safari Club International, and spoke at the hunting advocacy group’s 2016 veteran’s breakfast.

President Donald Trump put the import permits on hold soon after the news started garnering massive criticism on social media. But before that, Wayne Pacelle, the president and CEO of The Humane Society of the United States, had called the announcement of the reauthorized permits “jarring.” Claiming that the move, “suggests an uncomfortably cozy and even improper relationship between trophy hunting

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