The nine people below have requested a permit to import sport-hunted trophies of male bontebok, an endangered antelope primarily found in South Africa.
Speak out for these animals by telling the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service how endangered animals should be protected. Below is suggested text, but please personalize your message for the most impact:
I oppose granting permits to Arnold Beck, Spring Creek, NV, Permit No. 32317D; Micajah Boatwright, Kingwood, TX; Permit No. 37707D; Curtis Jones, Kerrville, TX, Permit No. 37668D; Douglas Pruett, Texarkana, AR, Permit No. 31036D; David Seeno, Concord, CA, Permit No. 33365D; Charles Green, Fort Worth, TX; Permit No. 22214D; Brian Bailey, Roswell, NM, Permit No. 33361D; Marianne Kelley, Oklahoma City, OK, Permit No. 37949D; Thomas Edlund, Arvada, CO; Permit No. 37099D.
These permits require that the applicant demonstrate the activity will benefit endangered species, but these animals were killed at private game ranches that do not manage breeding. Canned hunting does not benefit endangered animals, it benefits only the hunter and the commercial interests of the hunting ranch. Canned hunting threatens both the individual animal who is killed and the health of an endangered species as a whole. Granting this permit would violate the spirit and letter of the Endangered Species Act. It is the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s responsibility to protect endangered species, not further harm them. I strongly oppose the granting of these permits. Thank you.
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