Friday in Washington met for the first time a council to assist the government of President Trump on issues of wildlife preservation. The organization is made up of hunting professionals.
Prior to the establishment of this Wildlife Conservation Council (WCC), the Department of the Interior had already angered animal rights groups when its US Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) Reauthorized American hunters to import trophies of elephants killed in Zimbabwe and Zambia
These bans, imposed under Democratic President Barack Obama, were challenged by hunter associations.
This new council , created by Interior Minister Ryan Zinke, himself a hunter, is led by Steven Chancellor, a coal magnate.
The home of this great Republican donor, located in Indiana in the north of the country , is famous for its hundreds of stuffed animals: lions, bears, leopards, antelopes, etc.
Also sitting on the board Paul Babaz, president of Safari Club International, John Jackson, former president of this pro-hunting group, and several famous hunting guides.
One of the four women to sit there, Olivia Opre, has her own reality TV show called "Hunter of the Extreme" on the cable. Another, Denise Welker, was recently named "Hunter of the Year 2018" at the Safari Club of Houston.