Major Amendments Made to New Jersey Senate Bill

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New Jersey’s Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee heard testimony on Monday, November 9th on Senate Bill 3416, Endangered Animal Species. Introduced by Senator Raymond Lesniak (D-20), SB 3416 intends to prohibit the possession, transportation, importation, exportation, sale and shipment of any wildlife appearing on the state or Federal endangered species lists, species found on CITES … Continue reading

SCI Addresses Proposed Washington State Ivory Ban

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Chip Burkhalter, Director of Government Affairs in SCI’s DC office, has written an article for the Spokesman Review explaining why Washington Ballot Initiative 1401 would not stop poaching in Africa. Initiative 1401 is on the Washington ballot this November and would make the act of selling, offering to sell, purchasing, trading, bartering for or distributing … Continue reading

China and U.S. Move to Enact Ivory Bans

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On Friday, September 25th, Chinese President Xi Jinping and President Barack Obama announced an agreement between China and the United States to enact “nearly complete bans on ivory import and export.” This agreement was introduced with the intent of curbing poaching and helping to end the illegal ivory trade. Unfortunately, this pact will not accomplish … Continue reading

SCI Mobilizes Members to Reverse Airline Shipping Bans

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Editor’s Note: With input from our chapters to the north we have added letters to Air Canada and WestJet. Please take a moment and send a letter to these airlines and show your support of Canadian hunters! One of the many casualties of the most recent outcry by self proclaimed animal rights defenders is the … Continue reading

Washington Report – Fighting the Airline Bans

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Most SCI members are likely not familiar with the “online petition” fad. Leftist websites such as Change.org host thousands of these meaningless manifestos, and there is an active subculture of agitators who spend substantial amounts of time signing petitions to boost their numbers. Now, SCI members have become the target of a concerted petition drive … Continue reading

SCI Condemns Arbitrary Decision by Domestic Airlines To Ban Shipment of African Hunting Trophies

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In what appears to be an ill-advised response to public attention, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines and American Airlines each announced the immediate suspension of cargo shipments of lion, elephant, rhinoceros, leopard, and buffalo trophies. The airlines have given no indication that they will ban the shipment of trophies of any other species. For Delta … Continue reading

South African Airways Lifts Cargo Embargo Of Hunting Trophies

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South African Airways has lifted its cargo embargo, instituted April 21, 2015, that precluded the shipment of hunting trophies through its system. Safari Club International and others in the hunting community, including the Professional Hunters Association of South Africa (PHASA), have been working feverishly since to have the embargoes lifted. Without consulting the hunting community, … Continue reading

SCI Files New Lawsuit to Challenge 2015 Zimbabwe Elephant Importation Ban

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SCI, together with the NRA, has filed a second lawsuit concerning the importation of elephants from Africa. This latest lawsuit challenges a March 26, 2015 decision of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) to continue its ill-advised ban on the importation of elephants from Zimbabwe for 2015 and beyond. The FWS first banned the … Continue reading

Ivory Crush May Cause More Problems Than It Solves

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SCI Foundation attended the Times Square Ivory Crush, an event where U.S. officials crushed a ton of ivory as part of a publicity stunt to focus on the problems caused by elephant poaching. The United States Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) believes that crushing ivory sends a message to traffickers and their customers that the … Continue reading

SCI Needs Your Help – Elephant Hunting in Zimbabwe

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SCI is preparing to challenge the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s decision to continue the ban on importation of legally sport-hunted elephants from Zimbabwe for 2015 and beyond.  We need information regarding the impacts of the importation ban. Did you cancel your hunt in 2014 or 2015? Do you plan to cancel an upcoming hunt in … Continue reading

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