Lawsuit Challenges Federal Government’s Secretive Elephant Trophy-import Policy
Trump Administration Cuts Public Out of Permit Process, Meets With Trophy Hunters
WASHINGTON— Four conservation and animal-protection groups sued the Trump administration today over its secretive new policy of approving elephant and lion trophy imports behind closed doors.
Today’s lawsuit targets a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service decision, outlined in a March 1 memo, to shut the public and scientists out of the process for evaluating the impacts of trophy hunting of elephants, lions and other African animals.
The Center for Biological Diversity, the Humane Society of the United States, Humane Society International, Ian Michler and Born Free USA filed the suit in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C.
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