Oppose the Airline Ban on Transport of Legally Harvested Animals

Joe Betar
Anonymous 936 Comments
2,748 Signatures Goal: 100,000

I am signing this petition to signify that I am in direct opposition to the recent airline transportation ban on legally harvested animals. The decision to take a blanket approach to the transportation of these animals is an inappropriate response and incorrectly fails to distinguish between the trade and transportation of legally acquired wildlife specimens, and the illegal trade in wildlife specimens.

Hunting-related tourism is a primary source of funding for wildlife agencies and personnel, anti-poaching efforts, habitat preservation and species enrichment. Impairing the transport of legally harvested animals will cause a drastic reduction in consumer travel and thus a critical source of conservation support. In the end, transportation bans will directly affect the future of wildlife and economies on a local and global level.

CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) is an international agreement between governments, already in place to oversee international trade in specimens of selected species and to apply certain controls to oversee the transportation of these species.

As a hunter and conservationist, I remain steadfast in opposing all poaching and unethical hunting behavior including the illegal trade in wildlife and wildlife specimens.

As a consumer of the services you provide, I strongly urge you to reverse the decision to ban the transportation of legally harvested animals. If you do not, this policy decision will weigh heavily on my choice of future airline providers and I will encourage all of my contacts to make the same consideration.

  • Bassam Imam
    Bassam Imam Canada, Montr
    May 01, 2016
    May 01, 2016
    All trophy hunted animals were created by GOD. Killing animals for fun, pleasure, sport, or for a frivolous trophy is a grave sin. Animals are living, feeling beings. They are not innanimate objects.
  • freddy Harteis
    freddy Harteis United States, Sherman Oaks
    Jan 11, 2016
    Jan 11, 2016
    I oppose the airline ban!
  • Russell G brice
    Russell G brice United States, Torrance
    Dec 05, 2015
    Dec 05, 2015
    Stop the band of Legally Harvested Animals
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Dec 01, 2015
    Dec 01, 2015
    Stupid rules like these are the reasons I won't fly anymore. I'd drive across the US before I'd fly. Airlines need to stop being so liberal and use common sense. Its ok to transport meet that was slaughtered in a warhorse, but its not ok to transport legally hunted harvested meet? That makes zero sense...
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