The US President Donald Trump, has put on Hold initial decision to allow the importation of Elephant Trophies,
this decision came amidst criticism from the social media,
The President used his official Tweeter handle to tweet the following:
President Trump’s reversal came after his administration had released a rule to allow hunters who kill elephants in Zimbabwe to bring their trophies back to the U.S.
The importation was banned by the previous administration.
According to CNBC “Africa’s elephant population plunged by about a fifth between 2006 and 2015 because of increased poaching for ivory, a coveted commodity used in carving and ornamental accessories in China and other parts of Asia, the International Union for Conservation of Nature said last year.
Wildlife activists argue that corruption is endemic in impoverished Zimbabwe, and that money generated by big game hunting and meant for conservation has been diverted into the pockets of crooks and poachers.
Supporters say money made from well-regulated hunts has been used for costly wildlife conservation in cash-starved African countries battling to diminish chronic poverty.”