Author Topic: Secretary of Interior lifts ban of importation of African animals  (Read 186 times)

Offline fencerider (OP)

It wasnt enough for the Sec. of Interior approve oil drilling near Native American burial sites. It wasnt enough to reopen Alaska to drilling. Now he is going to lift all bans on importing bodies or body parts of African lions and African Elephants (both are endangered species). There was never a good reason for anyone to be putting an elephant head or stuffed lion on their wall.

I wonder if that has something to do with Trump Jr being an avid safari hunter.

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/nov/16/lions-elephants-restrictions-african-hunting-trophies-trump-administration
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Offline SGOS

Re: Secretary of Interior lifts ban of importation of African animals
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2017, 05:50:45 AM »
I'm not surprised.  Being a jerk plays well with the jerk elements of society.  Everyone needs an ashtray made out of a gorilla paw, and your bitch will get all turned on if you give her an ivory bracelet.  Show her how important she is to you by contributing to the extinction of an endangered species.  It's not the gift that counts.  It's the meaning behind it.  Show her you're a real man, and not just some wuss who gives a shit.

Re: Secretary of Interior lifts ban of importation of African animals
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2017, 12:03:29 PM »
I just heard about this.  I know the Republicans haven't been super into conservation lately, but this is a shocking new low.  You'd think at the very least, they'd want to spare their mascot from extinction.  They say that elephants never forget.  Well, neither should American voters.

Offline trdsf

Re: Secretary of Interior lifts ban of importation of African animals
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2017, 12:10:20 PM »
I wonder if that has something to do with Trump Jr being an avid safari hunter.
Oh, I'm sure that's only a coincidence.

Right now, the only elephant that deserves extinction is the Republican Party.
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Online Cavebear

Re: Secretary of Interior lifts ban of importation of African animals
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2017, 03:58:30 AM »
Oh, I'm sure that's only a coincidence.

Right now, the only elephant that deserves extinction is the Republican Party.

And worth keeping in mind that the GOP elephant (and the Democrat donkey) was/were originally a symbol of sarcasm...
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Re: Secretary of Interior lifts ban of importation of African animals
« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2017, 05:51:12 PM »
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2017/11/19/trump-calls-elephant-hunting-a-horror-show-and-suggests-hell-enforce-a-ban-on-trophy-imports/?utm_term=.293eadbc8369

Looks like Trump may decide to not make a really bad decision.  I'd give him props for this, but you don't get props for not crapping the bed.

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He suggested that he does not buy the argument advanced by pro-hunting advocates within his Interior Department that the imports help protect endangered African elephants.
The Orange Grinch's IQ grew two points that day...

Offline SGOS

Re: Secretary of Interior lifts ban of importation of African animals
« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2017, 06:02:36 PM »
Looks like Trump may decide to not make a really bad decision.  I'd give him props for this, but you don't get props for not crapping the bed.
The Orange Grinch's IQ grew two points that day...
I am surprised.

Offline trdsf

Re: Secretary of Interior lifts ban of importation of African animals
« Reply #7 on: November 20, 2017, 07:57:03 PM »
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2017/11/19/trump-calls-elephant-hunting-a-horror-show-and-suggests-hell-enforce-a-ban-on-trophy-imports/?utm_term=.293eadbc8369

Looks like Trump may decide to not make a really bad decision.  I'd give him props for this, but you don't get props for not crapping the bed.
The Orange Grinch's IQ grew two points that day...
That still doesn't move it out of negative numbers.
"It's hard to be religious when certain people are never incinerated by bolts of lightning." -- Calvin and Hobbes
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Offline fencerider (OP)

Re: Secretary of Interior lifts ban of importation of African animals
« Reply #8 on: November 20, 2017, 09:23:42 PM »
Seriously? Are you kidding? Sequoia National Forest is also on the chopping block? I mean Trump wants all the national parks cut down to size. Sick prick

https://sierraclub.org/sierra/giant-sequoia-national-monument-next-hit-list
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Offline Baruch

Re: Secretary of Interior lifts ban of importation of African animals
« Reply #9 on: November 20, 2017, 10:01:43 PM »
Seriously? Are you kidding? Sequoia National Forest is also on the chopping block? I mean Trump wants all the national parks cut down to size. Sick prick

https://sierraclub.org/sierra/giant-sequoia-national-monument-next-hit-list

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Offline SGOS

Re: Secretary of Interior lifts ban of importation of African animals
« Reply #10 on: November 21, 2017, 09:50:05 AM »
I enjoyed googling Bohemian Grove,
 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bohemian_Grove

a playground for the elite where they can hang out and act like frat rats for 3 weeks.  You would think that the Department of Agriculture and the Forest Service would show them special consideration, and I think they often do.  But occasionally the culprits themselves are attacked by the feller bunchers, although back then, it was more likely common tree fellers equipped with less lethal chain saws.  But the end result is the same.

I enjoyed the legal battle as they defended their play area.  In fact, there is no reason why they should not be entitled to their privately owned play area, but these are the same people that will piss in everyone else's back yard if there is a profit to be made.  And I've seen the same thing in my home town when the Forest Service inadvertently planned clear cutting near a neighborhood of vocal activist resource extractors, who screamed like a bunch of gut shot tree huggers when their own little havens of tranquility were falling to the sword of logging.

I actually don't get much satisfaction over seeing this happen to anyone.  It is horrifying to watch the combined forces of industry and government when they send tanks and artillery  skidders and dozers in anyone's direction, or just generally just across the landscape of public land that ends up looking like General Sherman had passed through on his way to Savannah.

Offline Hakurei Reimu

Re: Secretary of Interior lifts ban of importation of African animals
« Reply #11 on: November 21, 2017, 05:47:26 PM »
Teach wild animals to hunt and shoot humans and give them guns and ammo. Even the playing field. It's 'MURICAN!
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Offline trdsf

Re: Secretary of Interior lifts ban of importation of African animals
« Reply #12 on: November 22, 2017, 03:28:44 AM »
Teach wild animals to hunt and shoot humans and give them guns and ammo. Even the playing field. It's 'MURICAN!
So, it's the Second Amendment right to arm bears?
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Offline fencerider (OP)

Re: Secretary of Interior lifts ban of importation of African animals
« Reply #13 on: November 23, 2017, 12:36:46 AM »
Bear hunter’s Revenge
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Online Cavebear

Re: Secretary of Interior lifts ban of importation of African animals
« Reply #14 on: November 26, 2017, 02:05:29 AM »
Trump always supports his family and family wanted to kill elephants.  But he will always back down when he gains no political points for a decision.  One day, elephant tusks are "hugely cool", after criticism, "NOT!
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