The Endangered Species Act (ESA) allows importation for scientific research, enhanced propagation or species survival, but U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), who implement the ESA, loosely interpret "enhancement" to include trophy hunting of protected species. Hunters take advantage of loopholes to bring "trophies" across the U.S. border, under the guise of scientific research and other permits for exemption. The United States must close the loopholes that allow these people to bring their trophies home. Until we stop that, they will continue to kill this Earth's most exotic and endangered animals. HELP ME PUT A STOP TO THIS!
This petition is to find and close any loopholes, and stop entry into the U.S. of all animal trophies – mounted or unmounted.
SIGN and SHARE my petition to the White House, for Cecil and ALL the countless others that have been killed!
It needs 100,000 signatures August 27th. http://wh.gov/iIbJR
ANIMAL LIVES MATTER!