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Trump Admin Allows Michigan Trophy Hunter to Import Body Parts of Endangered Rhino

HeadlineSep 13, 2019

The Trump administration will allow a Michigan man to import the remains of a critically endangered black rhinoceros he shot and killed on a trophy hunt in Namibia last year. A photo circulated widely on social media shows the hunter, Chris Peyerk, and his family smiling as they pose over the corpse of the rhino. Conservation groups say only 5,500 of the animals remain in the wild. President Trump has repeatedly sought to ease U.S. restrictions on the importation of animal remains. Trump’s two adult sons, Don Jr. and Eric, are longtime trophy hunters, who have repeatedly posed for photos with dead animals they shot and killed in Africa.

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