SHUT DOWN SAFARI CLUB INTERNATIONAL (SCI)

  • by: Ruth McD
  • recipient: Barack Obama, President of the United States

SCI’s activities — both in the wild and on Capitol Hill — have had a destructive impact on wildlife and wildlife policies on the state, federal and even international levels. With some 50,000 members, 150 chapters and over $10 million in revenue ($3 million from annual membership dues and another $7 million raised from its annual convention), Safari Club International exercises a substantial amount of lobbying power, shaping anti-wildlife conservation policies that only satisfy trophy hunters’ bloodlust, negatively impacting wildlife on a global scale.

In Africa, SCI has been a longtime driving force in the sustained killing of the continent’s lions, contributing to the species’ sad, rapid decline: A loss of more than 50 percent of the lion population over the last three decades alone. Today, there are fewer than 40,000 African lions left in the wild. And even though two-thirds of them remain unprotected, SCI has for many years worked to block the conservation efforts of several wildlife protection groups seeking to list the lion as endangered. Thankfully, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service recently announced the African lion will be protected under the Endangered Species Act, a ruling that will go into effect in February.

What is truly despicable about this organization is that it encourages slaughter through awards. SCI’s record book system ranks the biggest tusks, horns, antlers, skulls and bodies of hunted animals. Hunters are rewarded with trophies for completing a “Grand Slam.”

SHUT DOWN SAFARI CLUB INTERNATIONAL (SCI) NOW!

Safari Club International (SCI) is a hunting advocacy group that promotes competitive trophy hunting throughout the world, even of rare species, and not shying away from canned hunts, through an elaborate awards program. The SCI continues to create and feed a culture glamorizing death and violence globally, across political lines, international borders, and against wildlife and even people. Fortunes are made on the back of millions of animals, whose lives are taken by trophy hunters for the sake of killing in an endless spiral of competition.


What is truly despicable about this organization is that it encourages slaughter through awards. SCI’s record book system ranks the biggest tusks, horns, antlers, skulls and bodies of hunted animals. Hunters are rewarded with trophies for completing a “Grand Slam.”


SHUT DOWN SAFARI CLUB INTERNATIONAL (SCI) NOW!


Sincerely,

Update #44 years ago
We will be heard to stop all this glorifying of murdering animals.
Elite Hunters, Animal Trophies and Safari Club International’s Hunting Awards.
http://conservationaction.co.za/resources/reports/trophy-madness/
Read the full report here: http://blog.humanesociety.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/TROPHY-MADNESS_FINAL.pdf
Update #34 years ago
WE HAVE OVER 4600 SIGNATURES
We will be heard to stop all this glorifying of murdering animals.
Elite Hunters, Animal Trophies and Safari Club International’s Hunting Awards.
http://conservationaction.co.za/resources/reports/trophy-madness/
Read the full report here: http://blog.humanesociety.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/TROPHY-MADNESS_FINAL.pdf
Update #24 years ago
WE HAVE ALMOST 4,500 SIGNATURES. I APPRECIATE ALL SIGNING TO STOP THIS ORGANIZATION KILLING (MURDERING) WILDLIFE. PLEASE KEEP SHARING. THANK YOU!
Update #14 years ago
WOW. WE ARE SPEAKING OUT LOUDLY AS ONE. THANKS FOR ALL SIGNING. PLEASE KEEP SHARING.
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