Call to Action! Reverse the Suspension: Attend SCI Lobby Day

In the wake of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s abrupt suspension of 2014 elephant trophy imports from Zimbabwe and Tanzania on Friday April 4, 2014, Safari Club International MUST sound the call for action from its membership!

lobbyist-on-capitol-steps-300x200Now, more than ever, it is important that every SCI member make an effort to make the trek to Washington, DC on Thursday May 8, 2014 to attend SCI’s Lobby Day on Capitol Hill.  Hundreds of meetings with Congress and Administration officials will be scheduled by the SCI Hunter Advocacy team to fight this suspension, all in the name of the conservation.

It is imperative, if you are able to make it to Washington on the 8th, that you do so.  Registration can be done simply by filling out the form below and submitting it.  Once submitted, a member of SCI’s staff will contact you with further details.

 

This year alone the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

  1. Has begun work to ban the sale of firearms and knives that have ivory inlays on them.
  2. Restricted elephant importations to 2 per year, per hunter; which we believe is in violation of the law.
  3. Has banned elephant imports completely from Zimbabwe and Tanzania.
  4. Is taking up the polar bear issue AGAIN at CITES
  5. Is considering listing of the lion under the Endangered Species Act

This administration has clearly decided that we are a target. You need to be with us on May 8th, 2014 to take a stand for our sport. If you cannot make it, we hope you can spread the message to others to attend on behalf of hunters everywhere. At the very minimum, we ask that you contact your congressman via email to oppose the trophy import ban. Quite frankly, this is the year that we need to take the fight to them and make our voices heard in Washington, DC.

 

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One Response to “Call to Action! Reverse the Suspension: Attend SCI Lobby Day”
  1. Actually I will be in DC for SCI/SCIF board meeting tell me what I can do to help support our cause. See you soon Diane

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