Delta Airlines Bans Hunting Trophies on Flights Amid Cecil the Lion Controversy


Delta is not the only one. It’s the only American airline. By the way, Cecil’s head was found at the hunt organizer’s home …. never left Africa!

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Delta Airlines is sending a message to people who would kill rare African animals and take their body parts home as trophies: These souvenirs won’t be welcomed on their flights any longer.

On Monday, Delta joined a growing list of airlines banning shipments of certain animal trophies in response to widespread outrage an American trophy hunter sparked by killing Zimbabwe’s famed lion, Cecil.

“Effective immediately, Delta will officially ban shipment of all lion, leopard, elephant, rhinoceros and buffalo trophies worldwide as freight,” airline officials said in a statement Monday.

“Prior to this ban, Delta’s strict acceptance policy called for absolute compliance with all government regulations regarding protected species,” the company said. “Delta will also review acceptance policies of other hunting trophies with appropriate government agencies and other organizations supporting legal shipments.”

Banning big game trophy shipments certainly won’t eliminate safari hunting altogether (real change will…

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I'm originally from Puerto Rico. I was born in Santurce and raised in Rio Piedras. Have lived in Florida since 1999. I have a doctorate degree in Medicine; completed in 1976. My Internal Medicine specialty was completed in 1979. Worked for Puerto Rico's health system until 1985. At this time, I'm happily retired after working for the federal government for almost 28yrs. I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone "out there" who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is "eclectic" - a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I'm interested in news reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse - the "wrongly" affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need. I'm open to questions and will answer them to the best of my ability. Currently working on an enterprise whose main mission will be to bring peoples of all walks of life together. To be one .... since we ALL are ONE!! The future looks bright and promising!!!

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