The person below has requested a permit to import a sport-hunted trophy of a male bontebok, an endangered antelope primarily found in South Africa.
Speak out for this animal 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 a permit to Ryan Combs, Peoria, AZ, Permit No. 59845D.
This permit requires that the applicant demonstrate the activity will benefit endangered species, but this animal was killed at a private game ranch that does 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 the 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 this permit. Thank you.
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- Click on the green button on the top right-hand side that says “SUBMIT A FORMAL COMMENT”
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