Tagged trophy hunting


— giraffes have suffered from loss of habitat, disease and illegal hunting for bushmeat. but the petitioners argue that the species is facing added pressure from “trophy” hunters who travel to africa to shoot their big-game quarry. these hunters overwhelmingly come from the us. read article :  giraffes should be listed as endangered species as population drops by 40% more : giraffes must be listed as endangered, conservationists formally tell US


— trophies could still be imported as long as they met the standards set under the special rule and the animals were killed legally. read article : u.s. aims to protect lions through endangered species act