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Phil Yates lion printOn Monday, the US House of Representatives passed the Global Anti Poaching Act

"to support global anti-poaching efforts, strengthen the capacity of partner countries to counter wildlife trafficking, designate major wildlife trafficking countries, and for other purposes. "

This Bill was co-sponsored by 43 Republicans and 64 Democrats.

This Act is all about the illegal wildlife trade. It is becoming increasingly apparent to us that the "legal" wildlife trade contributes as much if not more to the decline of selected wildlife species as the illegal trade. Whilst we certainly applaud this new initiative, we would strongly urge that the "legal" trade is much more closely scrutinized in terms of its contribution to the overall decline in lions and other trophy hunted species.

Picture Credit: Phil Yates



Posted by Chris Macsween at 21:49

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