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White House to Lift Ban on Elephant Hunting Trophies

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Bradley Templeton, Writer

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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is planning to reverse a ban on importing elephant hunting trophies from two countries in Africa, causing a stir on social media and starting petitions to veto the reversal.

Elephants have bordered along the line of endangered for some time now; the main reason is because of their ivory tusks, a precious commodity used to make jewelry and pottery.

Backlashes and social media movements have prompted the White House to be careful as they tread on this issue. President Trump has postponed the hearing on this topic as of Friday November 19, so there can be more of a discussion on this issue. He tweeted, “Put big game trophy decision on hold until such time as I review all conservation facts,” adding that it will be announced next week as to what happens with the situation.

Wayne Pacelle, CEO of the Humane Society of the United States, was pleased with the decision, adding in an interview with cnn.com, “We’re very pleased that he has intervened, and at the very least, put a pause on a misguided and inhumane policy.”

There is a petition on the White House’s official site to help citizens give their opinion about the issue in any way possible.

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