Trump To Lift Ban On Importing Elephant Trophies

ABC News reports:

The Trump administration plans to allow hunters to import trophies of elephants they killed in Zimbabwe and Zambia back to the United States, reversing a ban put in place by the Obama administration in 2014, a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service official confirmed to ABC News today.

Even though elephants are listed as endangered under the Endangered Species Act, a provision in the act allows the government to give permits to import these trophies if there is evidence that the hunting actually benefits conservation for that species. The official said they have new information from officials in Zimbabwe and Zambia to support reversing the ban to allow trophy hunting permits.

Savanna elephant populations declined by 30 percent across 18 countries in Africa from 2007 to 2014, according to the Great Elephant Census published last year, which put their remaining numbers at just over 350,000.

  • Mark

    I have to believe karma is going to bite this bastard in the ass for a very long long time. For a party that professes family values, they are doing everything in the fucking power to make certain the world is destroyed for future generations.

  • Bluto

    Killing endangered species somehow protects them. Motherfuckers! I hope Uday & Qusay both get their balls stomped off after being violated by a big pissed off bull elephant.

    • /

      Tusk to the testicles.
      They could probably use some Ivory.

    • Cattleya1

      I’d much rather see them as taxidermied trophies.

  • shellback

    And I didn’t think I could loathe this family any more than I already did. Big. Fucking. Surprise.

  • Gene Perry

    Where do you start with this? Yeah, great idea Trump. Let’s endanger an endangered species even further.

  • Gigi

    If Obama was such a lame duck president with zero accomplishments, what are all the laws that Twittler is so busy dismantling?

  • Anastasia Beaverhousen

    I hear elephants have big dicks.. Hey, Elephants! We have a bigger dick here… He’s living in the White House.

    • Snarkaholic

      Q: Why does an elephant have four feet?
      A: Because six inches wouldn’t be enough!

    • /

      Both are prehensile, too.
      Actually, prehensile apparently means, “Capable of grasping,” so nix that.
      Neither Trump’s “brain” nor tiny tweeters are big enough to be prehensile.

  • leastyebejudged

    Evil.

  • /

    Keeping of trophies of large slaughtered animals now allowed?
    I guess Kathy Griffin no longer has anything to be apologetic about.
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/a7deaae4d8954544601caa1249ff82027b2a26daa356c6aee88357020bef90d0.jpg

    • Boreal

      Ramen and fuck any of the trolls who come here to whine about her doing this.

    • justme
    • Ernest Endevor

      You have a point. BTW, unless I’m imaging things (it happens) there are two versions of that image. The one you’ve posted and another with a shopped dark background and dramatic lighting that looks much more violent. That second version is what I saw most, including here at Joe’s Chat Shack. No?

    • Christopher

      I never thought she needed to apologise in the first place.

      Trump is vile and has no redeeming value whatsoever. Even as fertilizer he’d be poisonous to the earth.

      • /

        You won’t hear any argument from me.
        I like Kathy a lot and after the myriad vile reactions that the GOP had to Obama, this is pretty tame.

        • BJORN RAGNVALDR

          I’ve never cared for her, nothing personal, just not my taste. Vilifying her over this was wrong. If you don’t like it, move on, no need to take down a career over this.

      • seant426

        She pissed me off that she gave in so easily to her critics because of the faint whiff it would adversely affect her bank account. Those critics were never her audience, anyway.

    • Cucker “Dick” Tarlson

      After her video any reservations I had about this were fully resolved. Given time she’ll rise above it.

  • FAEN

    I hate these people. I really really hate these people!

  • Do Something Nice

    The irony is that the elephant is the symbol of the Republican party, a party that is being lead into extinction by Trump.

    • Christopher

      Yeah, I was thinking that as well.

  • Christopher

    Everytime I turn around, there’s yet another reason to loathe these monsters masquerading as humans.

    • billbear1961

      May they ROT, the lot of the evil bastards!

  • billbear1961

    We see the evil Troll-in-Chief is back from Asia!

    https://scontent-iad3-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/s640x640/sh0.08/e35/11934676_1704605033093272_178908950_n.jpg

    “Night Troll at the Window”–Ásgrímur Jónsson (1876-1958)
    Iceland

    • Christopher

      Remarkable likeness!

    • Snarkaholic

      “Mom! That Moore perv is back!!!”

      • billbear1961

        Iceland is better at reining in its trolls!

    • AJ Drew

      You sent no postcards, you never called. Safari was worried sick.

      Nice to see you BillBear!

  • Friday’s_cat

    Even if culling an elephant herd is good management the Great White Dope administration will choke Fish and Game to the point poached trophy kills will be brought in.

    • Friday

      There isn’t anywhere elephants need ‘culling.’

  • Michael R

    More stick it to Obama moves .

    • Joe in PA

      Exactly. Or “piss off Obama supporters” more like it.

      And it’s working. 🙁

    • Goodboy

      That’s all he knows how to do. Reverse Obama’s polities.

  • GeneInSJ

    This is pure evil. I hope they suffer for doing this.

  • Glenn E Ross

    The picture of Junior brandishing a bloodless knife, holding the elephant penis is a fitting illustration of the current Republican Party under Trump. Maybe it’s a tail, but either way, they’re butchering the party piece by piece.

  • Jay Silversmith

    Don the Con, jr. holding an elephant’s penis is NOT what I wanted to see before breakfast. Lifting the ban on slaughtering elephants is probably to cover up jr’s crime of not having a permit in the first place.

    • /

      He looks so proud of himself.
      Let’s see how he does against an angry elephant without his rifle.

    • Marty Pavelka

      Good point. Junior looks like a child playing Big Game Safari. Altogether disgusting. Question though: penis or tail? I’ve seen this photo several times and always thought that it was a tail.

      • seant426

        Tail.

  • swimboy

    He’s only doing this to bring our policy in line with the one we have with Nambia.

  • AJ Drew

    DTJr… “Daddy likes some tail.”

    And… omfg, they hate Obama so much they’re sinking low enough to declare open season on elephants. uck, ick, [insert sound of cat vomiting hairball.]

  • SkokieGuy [ChicagoAdjacentGuy]

    “…if there is evidence that the hunting actually benefits conservation for that species…”

    To the Trump cult, this is how they’d like to handle immigration and welfare reform.

  • TuuxKabin
    • Johnny Wyeknot

      I think Trump is after a kickback from the wall (actually weird Mad Max fence) contract.

  • Uncle Mark

    A few more months, and the Trumps will become an endangered species with the courts gunning for them

  • Uncle Mark

    I hope someone mistakes Donnie-Two-Scoops as an elephant on the golf course and poaches his ass

  • TampaZeke

    Nothing like killing the symbol of your party so that you can hang his head on the wall down at GOP headquarters.

    Don’t worry, there will be an Elephant slaughter of historic and glorious proportions come November 2018!

  • Cucker “Dick” Tarlson

    Yet another Obama measure reversed.

  • Tom Mears

    Personally, I think it is a great idea that people can bring their elephant hunter trophy back to the US. I think any US citizen up to and including current or past presidential offspring should go to Africa to hunt. When/if someone bags one of them, allow that person to bring back a tasteful trophy of their hunt. Maybe a hand, foot, or some other easily removed appendage. Mind you, nothing that would kill the target though

  • justme

    MAke it fare..

    Arm the animals so they can defend themselves…

  • Johnny Wyeknot

    I suggest the Trump family watch the Elizabeth Taylor movie Elephant Walk.

    • TuuxKabin

      Those elephants trashed her mansion real good

      • Johnny Wyeknot

        I love the scene where she is able to attain a full run in the upstairs hall. I used to want a house that big. The ultimate lesson: don’t fuck with elephants. I remember when the SF cops retaliated against White Night by trashing the Elephant Walk bar in the Castro.

  • ChrisMorley
  • Lee Grupsmith-Pedersen

    I guess the reasoning behind this is that the trophies look much better in someone’s collection than on the original elephant? At this rate, how long until the symbol for the GOP becomes extinct/mythical?

  • Waarki
    • Ragnar Lothbrok

      Fucking horrible

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    Outrageous & unacceptable.
    How to stop him?

  • pgarayt

    There is a certain group among the Human species that will poison every river, make the air poison, kill every living thing, watch millions of their fellow Human beings die of starvation and war and turn their kids into mindless clones and never lose a minute of sleep over it. They are the ‘Bastards’ wholly supported by religious fucks and both are over due for a cull.

  • Friday

    They just needed to do more egregious evil yesterday.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok
  • Duh-David
    • Hank

      THAT is the type of “elephant” I want to see in PIECES for a Trophy!!!
      Split the GOP up!!!!!!

  • lymis

    The only trophy ANYONE needs of an elephant safari is the photograph they took of the animal in the wild before they let it go on its way unmolested.

  • andrew

    There is nothing contemptible that the mutant Trump won’t do,

  • Kevin Andrews

    There is no more graphic example of the contempt this vile Oligarch and his demon spawn hold for all living things around them. Unfit to breathe the air we all must is the only description fitting this mentally ill malignant narcissist’s spawn. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/a01d61c338a339e490fc92dad47be4d69b96199c2befd0442d5605ef89e9856e.png

    • Goodboy

      Wow. Robert Reich served under 3 presidents too. Also Inequality for all was an amazing documentary. I can see why he hates Trump.

  • boatboy_srq

    Considering how little concern the GOTea has for any human outside the Right Kind of Ahmurrrrkkkan®, this really isn’t surprising. If they don’t even pretend to care about their constituents, we can’t possibly expect them to care about wildlife.

  • nocadrummer

    How about, if we allow the elephants in, and the killers are banned from entering the United States, or receiving monies from the U.S.?

  • The_Wretched

    There goes the elephant. Rules like these need to exist or the species they protect die off. It is that simple.

    • boatboy_srq

      The way I converted my Mum from GOP to Dem was to point out her WWF and Nature Conservancy memberships and say, “You do realise you’re sending these orgs money so they can fight the people you vote for, yes?”

      Pity that approach works on so few.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    Sadly, his 30% base will LOVE this, not to mention Eric and Don Jr. Worse still, this is going to increase poaching and encourage a resurgence in the Ivory trade, mark my words. This is entirely reprehensible and inexcusable. My only hope is that any so called hunters who take advantage of this are killed by the elephants…trophy hunters are the lowest of the low, especially since most hunts today are either canned or outright illegal. I just can’t we these fucking idiots.

  • JWC

    Of course the bill contains the “O” word Obama

  • Claude Jacques Bonhomme

    What a self-serving POS he is… just to satisfy his clan.

  • Piet

    Day after day, I tell myself this guy can’t get any more disgusting than he already is, and then by damn he proves me wrong again. We are in such deep shit.

  • Rick Hammond

    I thought a “sport” was where both sides knew the rules and knew what was going on. This IS NOT A SPORT.

  • Tempus Fuggit

    Gross.

  • Alexander Stallwitz

    Its one thing to hunt for food to feed yourself and or your family, Sport Hunting is quite another. Hunting for food is legimate reason but Sport hunting isnt. Sport hunting is just murdering animals pure and simple . People who do this like Dipshit Donny Jr are assholes and deserve to have their trophies taken away from them.

  • JCF