Cheetahs and rhinos are not trophies

Cheetahs and black rhinos are among the most iconic of wild animals. Unfortunately, their rarity makes them an attractive target for trophy hunters.

Two American trophy hunters traveled to Namibia just to kill a cheetah and a black rhino. They have applied for permits with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to import these gruesome trophies back to the United States where they can show them off.

The killing of these rare and majestic animals for fun and bragging rights is appalling and harms the survival of the species.

The USFWS has a public comment period open until May 28. Let your voice be heard.Urge the agency to protect these endangered animals by rejecting the import applications.  

The Namibian government has failed to effectively clamp down on poaching.

Since both cheetahs and the black rhinos are listed as Endangered under the U.S. Endangered Species Act, the law mandates that the USFWS cannot approve the import of hunting trophies unless such actions enhance the survival of the species. This gives us time to tell the agency that trophy hunting harms species’ survival and that wildlife trophies have no place in the U.S. or anywhere in the world.

We only have a limited time to speak out for these magnificent animals.Please tell the USFWS to reject these trophy import applications today.

Thank you for caring about animals.

Sincerely,

Kitty Block
President
Humane Society International