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Trump Says Ban on Importing Elephant Trophies to Remain in Place

LAUREN GILL: ‘President Donald Trump plans to keep the ban on importing elephant trophies into the United States in place, resolving months of uncertainty about the state of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Obama-era restrictions on bringing the animal into the country. In an interview with Piers Morgan… in the United Kingdom, President Donald Trump slammed elephant hunting for trophies and suggested that the money hunters pay to hunt the massive mammals that is supposed to go towards conversation actually ends up in the pockets of government officials…

Speaking to Morgan, Trump said, “Well, I changed it,” in reference to the move in November 2017 to open up importation of the animals into the U.S… “I thought it was terrible. That was done by a very high level government person. As soon as I heard about it, I turned it around. That same day―not even a day went by. No, I was not believing in [the conservation argument],” the president told the British television personality’. SOURCE…

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