But now we need YOUR help in urging Members of Congress to OPPOSE this anti-hunting provision…
If passed, it will include a blanket funding ban on trophy imports from a sport-hunted elephant or lion from Tanzania, Zimbabwe, or Zambia and have a devastating impact on African communities and species conservation. We need your help in ensuring this bill does not become law – contact your Representative TODAY and urge them to OPPOSE the inclusion of Section 436 in H.R. 4372, the Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act.
Last week SCI, along with 21 other organizations representing millions of American sportsmen and women, sent a letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy detailing the devastating impact a blanket trophy ban will have on these countries.
A ban on permitting trophy imports with appropriated funds is a misguided attempt to dictate the management of African wildlife, a right that inherently belongs to Africans. Congress must understand the realities of conservation on the ground in Africa, and therefore strike Section 436.
As SCI works for hunting and conservation, we will continue to stand for African leadership, fight for science-based legislation, and be #FirstForHunters around the world.
Will you #StandWithSCI?
About the SCI Hunters’ Convention:
Safari Club expects upwards of 24,000 worldwide hunters to visit Reno, Nevada, February 5-8, 2020. The SCI Hunters’ Convention represents the largest and most successful event to raise money for advocacy to protect hunters’ rights. The 2020 Hunters’ Convention will be held at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center with over 452,000 square feet of exhibits and almost 1,100 exhibiting companies.