Gisele Bündchen recently spoke out against President Donald Trump‘s decision to reverse a ban on importing elephant kill trophies.
“Nothing justifies killing harmless animals to use its parts only as material goods, decoration or even worse as a trophy to satisfy someone’s ego or pride,” the supermodel and environmental activist wrote on Instagram. “If we want a better future, we must take care of the wildlife. When you hurt one species you are hurting them all, including us humans. We are all connected. #weareone #moreloveplease #BeKindToElephants.”
Nothing justifies killing harmless animals to use its parts only as material goods, decoration or even worse as a trophy to satisfy someone´s ego or pride. If we want a better future, we must take care of the wildlife. When you hurt one species you are hurting them all, including us humans. We are all connected. #weareone #moreloveplease #BeKindToElephants @dswt @savetheelephants https://wildfor.life/ 🐘🙏🌎 Nada justifica matar animais inofensivos para usar suas partes apenas como bens materiais, decoração ou, ainda pior, para satisfazer o ego ou orgulho de alguém. Se queremos um futuro melhor, também temos de cuidar da vida selvagem. Se você fere uma espécie, está ferindo a todas, incluindo nós, seres humanos. Somos todos conectados. https://wildfor.life/
According to ABC News, the Trump administration plans to allow hunters to bring trophies of elephants they killed in Zimbabwe and Zambia back to the United States, reversing a ban put in place by the Obama administration in 2014.
Elephants are listed as endangered, but an Endangered Species Act stipulation lets the government give people permits to import trophies if there is evidence that the “hunting actually benefits conservation for that species.”
“Legal, well-regulated sport hunting as part of a sound management program can benefit the conservation of certain species by providing incentives to local communities to conserve the species and by putting much-needed revenue back into conservation,” a Fish and Wildlife spokesperson said in a statement.
See reactions below.
Infuriating. Will increase poaching, make communities more vulnerable & hurt conservation efforts: https://t.co/w3BT8tZzgw
— Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) November 16, 2017
The fact that Trump has lifted President Obama's ban on elephant trophies being imported into the country is a devastating blow to the survival of these beautiful animals. It's savage and pointless. It breaks my heart. pic.twitter.com/iclfxN6TXr
— Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) November 16, 2017
Trump has decided killing elephants is ok. 💔 Elephants are kind, intelligent and devoted to their families. Lifting the ban only puts them in further danger. Trophy hunting of any kind should not be allowed and does not aid in conservation. Leave the elephants alone. #NotUs pic.twitter.com/ACu4s1jb31
— om (@oliviamunn) November 17, 2017
#Repost @defendersofwildlife with @repostapp ・・・ The U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) is establishing a so-called International Wildlife Conservation Council. The DOI and the United States Fish and Wildlife Service have been tasked with protecting wildlife and improving the quality of our wildlife habitat for imperiled species. Sadly, the narrow-minded focus on sport trophy hunting reflects this administration’s blindness to wildlife conservation. Check out our latest blog on Medium: www.medium.com/wild-without-end #elephant #StopExtinction #DefendersofWildlife #naturephotography #naturelovers #natureonly #natureshots #naturegram #wildlife #wildlifephotography #wildlifeconservation #wildlifeaddicts #animals #animallovers #animallover #animalsofinstagram #instaanimal #animalsofig