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Safari Club International Files Another Lawsuit Challenging Elephant Import Ban

Safari Club International Files Another Lawsuit Challenging Elephant Import Ban
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Safari Club International just filed another lawsuit challenging the current elephant import ban on trophies taken in Zimbabwe by U.S. Fish & Wildlife.

Along with the NRA, Safari Club International just filed another lawsuit challenging the current elephant import ban on trophies taken in Zimbabwe by the United States Fish & Wildlife Service.

The USFWS elephant import ban was first enacted in April 2014 and specifically prohibits the import of elephant trophies taken in Zimbabwe and Tanzania into the United States.

Safari Club International immediately challenged the elephant import ban, but USFWS reaffirmed their decision in July 2014.

The Government of Zimbabwe has submitted information with the SCI lawsuits demonstrating that the elephant import ban has caused significant damage to the hunting industry, anti-poaching agencies, and elephant conservation efforts in Zimbabwe in an effort to get USFWS to reverse its decision.

While the lawsuit is working its way through the legal system, the elephant import ban on trophies taken in Zimbabwe will still be in effect and no elephant trophies taken there will be permitted to enter the United States.

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Safari Club International Files Another Lawsuit Challenging Elephant Import Ban