In Major Setback for Anti-Hunting Efforts; FWS Rejects Attempts to Stop Lion Hunting

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service rejects claim that African lion merits listing as an Endangered Species under the ESA ~ Andrew Wyatt

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For Immediate Release: October 27, 2014

Washington, D.C. — Today, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) rejected the claim that the African lion merited listing as an endangered species under the Endangered Species Act.  After a long and comprehensive review of the species status, which included information from the foremost lion researchers in the world, the FWS concluded that the African lion simply is not on the brink of extinction and did not merit listing as an endangered species.

The FWS concluded “[s]port-hunting was not found to be a threat to the species at this time.” This conclusion is a blow to the anti-hunting rhetoric put forward by organizations such as the Humane Society of the United States and International Fund for Animal Welfare. The FWS’s conclusion contradicts the assertions made by these anti-hunting organizations in the petition they filed with FWS to have the lion listed as endangered…

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One thought on “In Major Setback for Anti-Hunting Efforts; FWS Rejects Attempts to Stop Lion Hunting

  1. Reason and fact win out, for a change! Why are the tear-jerking know-it-all organizations sticking their noses into Africa! It’s pretty obvious that the healthiest populations of wildlife in Africa are managed, in part, with hunting.

    Keep up the good fight, Andy.

    Dale

    On Mon, Oct 27, 2014 at 12:03 PM, The Last Word wrote:

    > Andrew Wyatt posted: “U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service rejects claim > that African lion merits listing as an Endangered Species under the ESA ~ > Andrew Wyatt”

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