The Trump administration has recently decided to allow hunters to bring trophies of elephants killed in Zimbabwe and Zambia back to the United States. This decision overturns a ban put in place by the Obama administration in 2014. Unfortunately for elephants, the US President loves undoing wildlife and environmental protections put in place by Obama. Is it a coincidence his sons Eric and Donald Trump Jr. are known big game hunters?
Outcry related to this decision has been loud and clear on social media. Celebrities are also lending their voice to this issue. Comedian Ricky Gervais, actress Ellen Pompeo, musician Moby and supermodel Behati Prinsloo are just some of the big names who have spoken out on this highly controversial decision.
“Elephants show compassion, sympathy, social intelligence, self awareness. They’re excellent at learning abilities. All the things I have yet to see in this president.”
The presenter and comedian posted an illustration of an elephant’s head on her Twitter and Instagram pages, saying for every like and retweet she received she would make a donation to the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust.
More information regarding the intelligence and emotional capacity of elephants can be found here
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UPDATE: Nov 18, 2017 President Trump has put a hold on implementing this policy reversal.