Washington, D.C. – Safari Club International is deeply disappointed with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (FWS) announcement yesterday that it will continue the ban on the importation of sport-hunted elephants from Zimbabwe for the rest of 2015. The FWS first imposed an importation ban on sport-hunted elephants from Zimbabwe in April 2014. Yesterday’s decision will continue the importation ban indefinitely into the future until it is lifted by the FWS.
Despite receiving data and information from Safari Club, Zimbabwe, and many others regarding the benefits of elephant hunting in Zimbabwe, the FWS claims that it remains unable to determine that elephant hunting in Zimbabwe enhances the survival of the species. The FWS continues to claim that it lacks enough information regarding how Zimbabwe manages its elephants and identifies six specific areas of concern (see links below). Even though it recognizes that hunting benefits elephant conservation in various ways, the FWS has put the entire burden of addressing poaching on the hunting community. The FWS refuses to allow importation of legally sport-hunted elephants until it finds that the benefits of hunting outweigh the detrimental impacts of poaching – setting an unrealistic and unprecedented goal for an enhancement determination. Continue reading
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MINOX USA, the exclusive North American distributor for PUMA German and IP knives, is expanding its network of retail dealers in the United States and Canada. MINOX USA began distributing these two great knife brands in January 2014.
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