Blumenauer and Buchanan Statement on Trump Administration’s Decision to Reverse Ban on Elephant Trophy Imports

November 16, 2017
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Representatives Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and Vern Buchanan (R-FL), Co-Chairs of the Congressional Animal Protection Caucus, released the following statement on the Trump Administration’s decision to reverse the ban on elephant trophy imports:

“African elephants are a threatened species and face extinction in our lifetime. As part of the international effort to reverse this trend, we strongly support the ban on imports of elephant ‘trophies’ from Zambia and Zimbabwe. We are deeply disappointed by reports that there are plans to remove this ban, and as co-chairs of the Congressional Animal Protection Caucus, we are united in our effort to maintain the existing ban.”