End Transport of Exotic Animal Trophies on Delta Air Lines


Target: Delta Air Lines CEO Richard Anderson

Goal: Ban the transportation of exotic animal trophies on Delta flights.

In response to the alarming decline of the elephant population and other exotic animals in the past five years due to poaching, South African Airways has recently declared an immediate, worldwide ban on the transportation of hunting trophies, including tigers, lions, elephants, and rhinos. This is a huge step in preserving these species, whose numbers have been dwindling for a long time.

As a major airline and one of the world’s largest, as well as being the only United States airline that offers direct service to South Africa, it is crucial that Delta Air Lines follow suit and ban the transportation of these hunting trophies as well.

Without this ban, South Africa’s efforts to save exotic animals will be undermined. This would be a tragedy and it is unacceptable that the numbers of these animals have been dwindling for so long. With several of these species near extinction there is simply no way to justify killing them for entertainment and bragging rights. Demand that Delta Air Lines help preserve exotic animals in South Africa for decades to come by banning their transport.


Dear Richard Anderson,

I am writing this letter to you to demand that you ban the transport of exotic animal trophies. Recently, South African Airways banned the transportation of exotic animal hunting trophies “even if the shipper has a valid permit issued by the relevant authorities” due to the depletion of the beautiful animals in the wild.

I am urging you to follow South Africa’s lead and ban the transport of these exotic animals. As the only carrier in the United States that offers direct service to South Africa, you have an incredible opportunity to lead the battle against the extinction of these creatures.

It is in your best interest to ban the transport of these animals. By banning this practice, you will show immense ethical leadership that could benefit your company as a whole. Furthermore, by preserving these animals, you are ensuring that tourists will continue to fly on your airline so that they may see these exotic animals for generations to come. Not only would it be a smart business decision ethically to ban the transportation of these animals via your airline, but in terms of profit as well.


[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: Hein waschefort

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  1. Cynthia dsouza says:

    Srop this sport

  2. Linda Amundson says:

    Delta join the now numerous major airlines that have banned trophy hunting animal parts. There are more people against trophy hunting who fly Delta than there are trophy hunters who fly Delta. If you lose the business of anti-trophy hunting that will add up to more money than the trophy hunters spend, unless they’re ‘donating’ to you to keep flying trophy animal parts.

    When (not if) these animals become extinct, look in the mirror for part of the reason why. Shame on you. Hope you lose lots of business until you change your short-sighted, selfish ways. BTW, do you or any other higher-ups at Delta go trophy hunting? Is that why you’re so reluctant to ban carrying trophy animal parts?

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