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To: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
Donald Trump Jr. shouldn't get a pass for killing protected species
Deny Donald Trump Jr.'s permit to import protected sheep trophy and investigate whether he illegally brought the body parts back into the United States.
Why is this important?
Donald Trump Jr. recently went to Mongolia with taxpayer-funded support after purchasing a hunting trip at a charity auction to benefit the National Rifle Association (NRA).
While in Mongolia, Trump Jr. shot and killed an argali sheep that is listed and protected as "Threatened" in Mongolia under the Endangered Species Act.
Trump Jr. did not reportedly have a permit to kill the imperiled argali sheep at the time of his hunt, and was granted one retroactively after he had left the country.
The argali sheep is threatened by agriculture and energy production and is listed as "Decreasing" globally by the IUCN Red List.
The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service considers whether local, national, and multi-national laws and regulations are followed and whether the killing of animals is beneficial to conservation as a part of the importation process. As Mr. Trump only received permit for his trophy hunting after he had killed the imperiled species and was likely only able to do so because of his father's position, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service should investigate to determine if it should reject any forthcoming import request from Mr. Trump and ascertain whether he has already imported the carcass in violation of U.S. law.
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