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Eustace Statement on Trump Administration Reversal of Ban on Imports of Elephant Trophies from Africa

Asm. Tim Eustace Change Rolls Back Obama-Era Policy Aimed at Protecting Wildlife

Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee Chair Tim Eustace (D-Bergen/Passaic) issued the following statement Friday in response to the Trump administration's announcement that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will allow the import of sport-hunted African elephant trophies from Zimbabwe and Zambia. The policy change reverses a ban on such imports established during the Obama administration:

"Trophy hunting is pure cruelty in and of itself, but when one considers the vulnerability of the African elephant population in particular, the Trump administration's action makes its disregard for animal welfare clear. ..."

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