This bill — the ProTECT Act of 2018 — would prohibit the taking (i.e. killing) of any endangered or threatened animal species in the U.S. as a trophy and the importation of any such trophy into the U.S. It would also prohibit the Secretary of the Interior from issuing permits allowing the importation of such trophies. In effect, it would reverse the Trump administration’s decision to consider applications for the importation of such trophies on a case-by-case basis.
The bill’s full title is the Prohibiting Threatened and Endangered Creature Trophies Act of 2018.