I know this is information fomr mainstream media but PLEASE read it. This is a stupid plan, brought to you by the same man who thinks it's perfectly fine to drill for oil in the Alaskan wilderness & that loggers are the best people to deal with our forest conservation! Can't Bush leave ANYTHING alone!?!?
Excerpt from Miami Herald Article:
"In a break with long-standing practice, the Bush administration is proposing to permit limited imports of endangered wild animals as hunting trophies and commercial products, potentially ranging from skins for leather handbags to aquarium pets.
The policy shift is intended to procide incentives for poor countries to expand established conservation programs with profits from the sale of the live animals, as well as parts and trophies, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officials said."
Full article here:
And another article on this topic that was in the Washington Post:
U.S. May Expand Access To Endangered Species