Delta Airlines Announces Ban on Shipments of Trophy Animals

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Delta Airlines Announces Ban on Shipments of Trophy Animals

by Antonio Pasolini

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Delta joins other international airlines in banning shipment of trophy animals http://bit.ly/1NlneaZ via @Justmeans #CSR
Monday, August 10, 2015 - 4:00pm

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The outcry over the killing of the lion Cecil in Zimbabwe by an American dentist called Walter Palmer is already producing conseqences. Trophy hunters need to carry the animals’ body parts home, so if airlines turn their shipment down, their plans will be frustrated. This is what Delta Airlines has just announced it will be doing.

The company issued a statement saying it will “officially ban shipment of all lion, leopard, elephant, rhinoceros and buffalo trophies worldwide as freight. Delta will also review acceptance policies of other hunting trophies with appropriate government agencies and other organizations supporting legal shipments,” it said.

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Antonio Pasolini is a journalist based in Brazil who writes about alternative energy, green living and sustainability. He edits Energyrefuge.com, a top web destination for news and comment on renewable energy, and contributes articles on emerging technology to Gizmag. He is also a happy herbivore.

Keywords: Environment | Conservation | Delta Airlines | Justmeans | animal welfare | trophy hunting

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