Trump: Reinstate Trophy Ban on Elephant Parts

Target: Donald Trump, President of the United States

Goal: Reinstate ban on elephant part imports that promote trophy hunting.

President Trump has repealed a ban on the import of legally hunted elephant remains, or “trophies,” from Zimbabwe and Zambia that was put in place while President Obama was in office. This is the second time this year that the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) has brought up the idea of easing trophy import restrictions. The first time, Trump criticized trophy hunting, calling it a “horror show.” This time, however, his actions speak louder than words.

In November 2017, when discussions on lifting the elephant part import ban first came up, public outrage ensued. Conservationists as well as celebrities like Ellen DeGeneres and Leonardo DiCaprio spoke out about opposing the lift of the ban. In response to the outrage, President Trump announced that he would “review all conservation facts” before making any decision. He went on to say that he would be “very hard-pressed” to lift the ban and that, in his opinion, big game hunting doesn’t help the “conservation of elephants or any other animal.”

Despite the remarks that President Trump made in November, an official FWS memo dated March 1, 2018 states that imported trophies will now be considered “on a case-by-case basis” as opposed to banning the trophies outright. The agency has rationalized the decision by assuming that big game hunters will assist in conservation efforts in an attempt to be able to continue their cruel leisure activity. Conservationist groups like the Humane Society and Save the Elephants have stated continuously that trophy hunting is never beneficial for the animals being hunted and is especially worrisome for the elephant populations in the countries that the ban was protecting: Zimbabwe and Zambia.

Sign this petition to urge President Trump to reinstate the ban on all elephant trophies from Zimbabwe and Zambia.


Dear President Trump,

In January of 2018, Piers Morgan interviewed you. You stated that you “[didn’t] want elephants killed and stuffed and have the tusks brought back into this [country].” You have also referred to big game hunting as a “horror show.” These public remarks contradict the actions taken by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service under your command to lift the Obama-era ban on elephant trophies from Zimbabwe and Zambia.

Big game hunting needs to be stopped not only in order to save animals that are endangered or part of a declining population, but also because the practice itself is cruel towards other living things. I urge you to stop considering any big game hunting appropriate, even on a case-by-case basis, and reinstate the ban on elephant trophies from Zimbabwe and Zambia.


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  1. Daniel Anarella says:

    Trump is ruining America and spending taxpayer money like its his personal money! Dump this POS impeach this idiot

    • Trump is suffering a lack of intellegece ,he is senile,and has visions of being a dictator,a liar a traitor and a fraudster,why is he being protected by republicans,why MONEY.

  2. He’s a POS

  3. Actions reveal more than words… With so many species in peril, shouldn’t we be helping them rather them tearing up families and making them go extinct.

    • Margaret Melnick says:

      Trump is only concerned with pleasing his blood thirsty kid when it comes to animals. Did you not see the picture of his kid posing with animals he killed?

  4. Derinda Nilsson says:

    What a great idea to impeach this idiot trump. Kill ,Kill, and kill that’s all this asshole wants to do. And yes he is ruining America.

  5. rather than use this form to bash Trump let’s try to stick to the matter at hand murdering elephants stuffing them and using their tusks as trophy is horrendous this reminds me of I Love Lucy who I love the show I think in a couple episode she had like a life Fox around his neck it makes me realize how stupid and ignorant people are a sentient being was murdered and she’s wearing it around her neck thinking she looks chic it’s not just Trump that has the kill kill kill its people the hunters

  6. Rosslyn Osborne says:

    This is really only happening due to his family being hunters and wanting to bring this stuff home to brag about! Seriously how low can a human sink to want to murder an animal then brag about it.
    Please Mr Trump make canned hunting available for all the hunters to be in an enclosed area and allow their enemies and animal right activists target them…See how they like it.


  8. That stupid idiot wants to reinstate throphy ban on elephant parts, ONLY because ‘junior -‘his son – loves to go hunting’…

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