A death sentence has been delivered for endangered elephants.
The U.S. government has reversed an existing ban on elephant "trophies," and will now allow bloodthirsty hunters to slaughter the majestic animals and bring their carcasses as trophies back to the United States.
Despite President Trump promising to keep the ban on "this horror show" intact following initial outrage, the administration has now backtracked and announced it will allow elephant trophies on a "case-by-case" basis, effective immediately.
Elephant trophy imports were prohibited in 2014 in an effort to help save this species -- but now, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has decimated this ban, encouraging Americans to start slaughtering elephants in Zimbabwe and Zambia.
Not surprisingly, this cruel and dangerous decision was pushed by wealthy hunters and Safari Club International, who lobbied along with the National Firearm Association to lift the ban -- only serving to benefit America's richest, at the elephants' expense.
African elephant populations are plummeting, with 30,000 killed every year by poachers and trophy hunters. With even more hunting, these amazing animals may not stand a chance.
Lobbyists wrongly claim that because money from trophy hunts is supposed to go toward conservation, more hunting will somehow help increase elephant populations. But this has been proven false -- and with Zimbabwe's government notoriously corrupt, what oversight will exist to ensure that any of the money goes to protect a single elephant?
This deadly plan must be abandoned at once. Sign now to tell President Trump to keep his word and leave the ban intact, so no elephants are ruthlessly killed and brought to the U.S. as sickening "trophies."