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house Bill H.R. 2245

Should the U.S. Limit Imports of Sport-Hunting Trophies From African Lions & Other Potentially Endangered Species?

Argument in favor

The importation of trophies from big game hunting in foreign countries is controversial and should be limited. Ensuring that trophies from African lions and at-risk species proposed for Endangered Species Act (ESA) listing can’t be brought into the U.S. will help protect endangered animals and help contain public outrage about Americans hunting for sport abroad.

jimK's Opinion
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last Monday
Yes.. Do everything possible to prevent the extinction of any endangered species for sport or sporting trophies. Mankind has a terrible track record in screwing up biodiversity and ecosystems- with often terrible consequences - just for the ‘fun’ of it or for convenience, without considering long term ramifications.
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Mike's Opinion
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last Monday
All “sport hunting” should be banned. Why is killing an animal for sport acceptable?
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Robert's Opinion
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last Monday
Importing endangered animals dead or alive is just disgusting
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Argument opposed

By limiting the importation of trophies from species proposed, but not placed, on the Endangered Species Act, this bill would severely restrict Americans’ ability to hunt for sport abroad and bring their trophies home. In doing this, this bill could potentially harm the conservation cause by reducing the Fish and Wildlife Services’ revenue from hunters, which helps fund conservation.

Donald's Opinion
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last Monday
Most of the trophies are collected when hunters pay very large amounts of money to provide funds for animal conservation and preservation to call the herds.
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Carmine's Opinion
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last Monday
The Americans big money is what keeps these conservatories open in these other countries. Without the American sportsmen traveling to these conservatories for big game hunting they will have to close down. If you want to see something change it would have to be at these conservatories that have the sportsmen as guests at these resorts. They take them out on the conservatory to hunt. This was they can protect way more then they kill. Just remember your limiting Americans freedoms even abroad. Thing about that for a minute... Also your wasting time & money in this while we have have illegals flooding our southern border. While socialists are trying to take over our government & tax is 75% then if we have a certain amount of money in the bank they’ll help themselves to another 10% so a total of 85%. Do you want the government taking your money & spending it for you? We have homeless people all over the country & instead of even giving them a place to live we’re setting up a nice place to live for illegals. How about we set up a place for our citizens to live?
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B.R.'s Opinion
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last Monday
This bill does not go far enough. Either we condone hunting for sport or not. Putting limits on imports does not correct this type of behavior. On the other hand, if we continue to allow hunting for sport, until a species has been declared endangered, they are at risk.
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      house Committees
      Water, Oceans, and Wildlife
      Committee on Natural Resources
      Committee on Ways and Means
    IntroducedApril 10th, 2019
    Most of the trophies are collected when hunters pay very large amounts of money to provide funds for animal conservation and preservation to call the herds.
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    Definitely.
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    I don’t see trophy hunting as being anything of value. Yes that’s a personal belief and I will get a ration of shit for it. If you want to hunt for food, that’s great and perfectly acceptable. Trophy hunting is a rich mans sport so they can show off their manly or womanly prowess. No value to it, especially animals that are on the edge of being endangered.
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    Many species are close to extinction. This legislation might help in a big way to save these species. They are also being deciminatef by global warming.
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    Just another way rich white folks are still taking resources from modern day colonization.
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    All "sport hunting" should be banned
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    There’s nothing sporting about being driven to where these animals live, then murdering them for fun.
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    The word “trophy” says it all. I cheered when I heard the story of the poacher being stomped by an elephant, then eaten by lions. We should hunt for food, not to mount a head on the wall. This is despicable practice of the “higher” species.
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    And outright ban it, trophy hunting doesn’t even come close to replicating the amount of money that conservation tourism brings in for countries like Botswana and South Africa.
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    Human behavior is reprehensible killing for pleasure alone. The life of a beautiful animal is a gift that shouldn’t become a wall ornament!
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    🤔 Why the heck not stop,their importation, immediately? 🤔 The importation of trophies from big game hunting in foreign countries is controversial and should be limited. Ensuring that trophies from African lions and at-risk species proposed for Endangered Species Act (ESA) listing can’t be brought into the U.S. will help protect endangered animals and help contain public outrage about Americans hunting for sport abroad. SneakyPete..... 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻. 8.12.19.....
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    Yes. The act of killing trophy animals to bolster pathetic egos is barbaric. Ban the importation of these trophies, throw the violators in jail, and get them some kind of mnetal help.
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    Ban trophy hunting and ban Preserved dead trophy animals from being allowed into this country.
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    Yes it should be illegal to bring trophy of endangered or at risk species into the US.
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    Only the most depraved and insecure would kill an endangered animal for the fun of it. Like the Trump sons, for instance.
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    Congressmen. Please use your powers to seize such cruelty against these conditions of animals for without your support, they will only exist on paper. Thank you all. Loyal supporter. Jacqueline Guillory
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    Why is this even a question? Of course. Otherwise, they will be hunted to extinction.
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    This type of hunting is cruel and evil sport and is decimating animal populations to the brink of extinction.
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    We need to be supporting our endangered wildlife, not encouraging more hunting for sport.
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    Not only limit, but stop this barbaric practice.
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