@Regranned from @protect.animals.worldwide and @christylee787 - Our voices have been heard! Let's keep The pressure on
from @michsygold - In the face of widespread public #backlash, President Donald #Trump announced late Friday that he has suspended his decision to reverse an Obama-era ban on the importation of #elephanttrophies from Zimbabwe and Zambia. “Put #biggametrophy decision on hold until such time as I review all #conservation facts,” he posted to Twitter. He adding that the issue has been “under study for years” but that he would soon provide an update. As HuffPost reported Wednesday, the administration decided to lift the ban after determining that #sporthunting in those African countries will help conserve the species, a spokesperson for the #USFishandWildlifeService confirmed. The decision was made public not by the federal agency but via a celebratory news release early Tuesday from #SafariClubInternational, a #trophyhunting advocacy group that, along with the #NationalRifleAssociation, sued to block the 2014 ban.
Greg Sheehan, principal deputy director of the #FWS, broke the news to the hunting organization during the African Wildlife Consultative Forum in Tanzania, an agency spokesperson told HuffPost. The forum, which ended Friday, is being hosted by the Safari Club International Foundation and the United Republic of Tanzania. #savewildlife #saveelephants #savelions - #regrann - #regrann