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    US Lifts Ban on Elephant Hunting Trophies

    They’re fair game. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced on Thursday that hunters — like Donald Trump Jr., who was pictured holding a severed elephant’s tail in 2011 — will be allowed to import legally hunted pachyderm trophies from Zimbabwe and Zambia. The restriction had been in place since 2014. The agency said it had reconsidered conservation efforts in those countries and will start approving imports of elephant body parts to the United States immediately. Zimbabwe’s elephant population has decreased by 6 percent in recent years.

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