WH: Trump still opposed to elephant trophies despite new policy


President Trump remains opposed to elephant trophy hunting despite his administration’s decision to allow some trophy imports on a “case-by-case basis,” the White House said on Wednesday.

“President Trump’s position on trophy hunting remains the same,” White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said.

Trump had called his administration’s initial decision to overturn the Obama-era ban on the practice “terrible.” He also referred to elephant trophy hunting as a “horror show.”

But last week the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) quietly announced it would weigh big-game trophy permits on a “case-by-case basis,” a decision Sanders said was “a response to a court decision impacting how trophy import applications are reviewed.”

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