Laura Ingraham

Does trophy hunting 'enhance survival of the species'? Trump administration policy allowing elephant trophies stirs debate

Does trophy hunting 'enhance survival of the species'? Trump administration policy allowing elephant trophies stirs debate

Partially reversing an Obama-era ban, the Trump administration will now allow U.S. hunters to bring home the remains of elephants they’ve killed in Zimbabwe and Zambia in southern Africa.

The move, announced earlier this week, was greeted with cheers by hunters and firearms groups and but was derided by animal-rights advocates as the government argued that conditions for elephants in parts of Africa had “changed and improved” in recent years.

The sides starkly disagree over whether the move helps or hurts elephant conservation efforts in the long run, with one animal advocacy group already threatening to sue the Trump administration over the decision.

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