Stop Trump from Supporting the Killing of Endangered Lions

Target: Donald Trump, President of the United States

Goal: Reverse decision to remove a ban on importing lion trophies from three African nations.

Wildlife in the African nations of South Africa, Zimbabwe and Zambia are in grave danger of extinction due to trophy hunting. After the Trump administration announced earlier this week that it would allow the import of elephant hunting trophies, it was also revealed that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service was already quietly issuing permits for lions as well. This assault on endangered wildlife is unacceptable and must not be tolerated.

Trophy hunting is the cruel and barbaric act of killing animals for the thrill of it, and it is costing the lives of thousands of threatened and endangered creatures in Africa. In 2015, the world voiced its outrage at the death of a beloved lion from Zimbabwe named Cecil at the hands of U.S. dentist Walter Palmer, at a time when lion imports were still allowed if the hunting was said to support “conservation efforts.” Shortly after, the United States enacted a ban on the import of all big cat hunting trophies.

The reversal of this ban will likely encourage more Walter Palmers to senselessly target and kill endangered lions. The Trump family is known for its passionate support for trophy hunting, but we must make a stand against this attack on wildlife. Sign this petition to demand that this ban be put back in place.


Dear President Trump,

Your continued attacks on wildlife and conservation are shameful. First, you announced that the existing ban on importing elephant hunting trophies would be lifted. Now it has been revealed that lion hunting trophies from South Africa, Zimbabwe and Zambia will be permitted as well. This reckless act will not support ongoing conservation efforts and may well be sentencing these species to extinction.

Although your family enjoys big game trophy hunting, it is clear that the American public do not. We, the undersigned, demand that you tell the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to reverse its decision and cease issuing permits to import parts from murdered lions in Africa.


[Your Name Here]

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  1. Gen Lovyet Agustsson says:

    stop it!


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