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Trump Administration Puts Big-Game Trophy Hunting Decision on Hold

The Trump administration is considering whether or not to allow imports of some African elephant hunting trophies into the United States. Initial reports that the administration might lift an existing ban on these imports sparked widespread outrage, with the President tweeting on Friday that a decision would be put on hold until officials could assess the most recent conservation data. VOA’s Elizabeth Cherneff has more. … Read the referenced story here: Trump Administration Puts Big-Game Trophy Hunting Decision on Hold

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Elephant Advocates Sue Trump Administration on Trophy Hunting

Conservation groups sued the U.S. government on Monday over a plan to allow hunters to bring home elephant and lion trophies from Zimbabwe, following changing statements about the possible move by President Donald Trump’s administration. The lawsuit in federal court in Washington was the latest move in a saga that began last week when a trophy hunting group said at a conference in Africa that the White House was ready to overturn a rule banning the import of elephant trophies, sparking a surge of criticism from wildlife advocates. The Center…

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Is Trump Administration Afflicted With ‘Moscow Memory’?

Richard Wolffe, GuardianConversations and meetings seem to pass through this mysterious quadrant of their brains and simply disappear. Even when the wreckage is found on some server or other, they profess ignorance, confusion or innocence. And sometimes all three at once. … Read the referenced┬ástory here: Is Trump Administration Afflicted With ‘Moscow Memory’?

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