A sad day for Ricky Gervais and the cult of Cecil the Lion.
But conservationists who know what they’re talking about? They’re going to love this.
USFWS Issues Permits For Lions From Zimbabwe and Zambia
Safari Club International has learned from hunting industry sources in Africa that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is mailing out permits for the importation of lions taken in Zimbabwe and Zambia.
“This is good news for hunters and SCI,” said SCI President Paul Babaz. “We are extremely grateful for the work that the FWS has done to recognize how hunting in these countries enhances the survival of the species.”
SCI does not have all the details about the permits being issued, but will update members as soon as more is learned.
Hunting is not a threat to the survival of a species. Poaching is.
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