Washington, DC –-(Ammoland.com)- Chalk-up a win for Safari Club International and National Rifle Association of America in the continuing saga of the elephant trophy import question.
The road to complete victory continues, but SCI and the NRA have forced the government to do real fact-finding and not react to emotion from the antihunters. Although the ban on imports remains in effect until the government finishes its rule-making, SCI, the NRA and other hunting organizations now have a chance to get the real story of hunting-based sustainable use conservation on the table.
SCI and NRA received excellent news Dec. 22 2017 from the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. The court ruled in favor on a key claim in SCI’s and NRA’s 2014 elephant importation litigation. In that case, SCI and NRA sued the previous administration for imposing on April 4, 2014 an abrupt ban on elephant importation from Zimbabwe.
In its 33-page opinion, the D.C. Circuit reversed an earlier unfavorable ruling issued by the lower court.
The appellate court ruled that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) should have …Read the Rest