Add your name: Elephants are treasures, not trophies
Docket no. FWS-HQ-IA-2021-0099
We, the undersigned, urge the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to impose a total ban on trophy and live elephant imports. Elephants are globally treasured animals, but, unfortunately, they are being threatened with extinction. After two centuries of overhunting, poaching, and habitat loss, the African elephant population has dropped 98%.
While this proposal is a step in the right direction, a total ban on trophies is critical to protecting elephants' survival. Otherwise, United States demand for elephant trophies will continue to incentivize their killing.