U.S. Joins Coalition to Regulate Giraffe Trade

USFWS Pacific Southwest Region

The United States has announced that it is joining other countries to regulate the trade of giraffes.

According to The Hill:

Countries from around the world, including the United States, agreed Thursday to regulate the giraffe trade in an effort to protect the species.

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The measure approved at the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) requires the countries to issue export permits ensuring any giraffe hide or bones are legally acquired and that the trade is not detrimental to the survival of wild giraffes. The multilateral trade agreement will regulate and track, but not halt or prohibit, trade in giraffes and hunting trophies.

“The CITES Parties have recognized that uncontrolled trade could threaten giraffe survival. Thanks to today’s decision, the international trade in giraffe parts – which includes rugs and bone carvings – will be tracked in a manner that allows us to focus on problem trends in destructive trade, and fight for additional protections if necessary,” Elly Pepper with the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) said in a statement.

The U.S. is supporting the measure just weeks after the Trump administration rolled back its own protections for endangered species.

Fish and Wildlife Services has issued a memo stating that this is necessary to maintain  a robust giraffe population.

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John Strom
John Strom
3 years ago

Good, they’re magnificent animals and hunting one isn’t much of a trick since they’re 17′ in height and unafraid of most creatures, even lions who do kill them on occasion. How unsporting to shoot a giraffe. No real sportsman would.

Marti
Marti
3 years ago

Good idea!

Robert LaLanne
Robert LaLanne
3 years ago

“Giraffe trade” is an issue for the countries where giraffes live, not a global issue and certainly not anything included as a responsibility of the United States in our Constitution.

This and so many other issues we have our noses in need to be pared down to what IS permissible in our Founding Document.

FedUp
FedUp
3 years ago

Long past due. Some people won’t be happy until nothing is left to kill. There is absolutely no more sport in hunting a giraffe, than there is in shooting fish in a bucket.

Chris
Chris
3 years ago

The best way to ensure the survival of giraffes is to make them valuable to men. If men are able to make money on raising and caring for giraffes, they will flourish like chickens. There are more chickens in the world than humans.

Banning all commercial use of giraffes is the exact opposite of what needs to be done to protect them.

Backgammon
Backgammon
3 years ago

We have done this every time an animal is endangered. The giraffe is a magnificent animal and should be protected.

Nancy A
Nancy A
3 years ago

I’m so glad that this is happening. Giraffes are such beautiful, gentle animals. I could cry buckets when I see pictures of those so-called hunters posing with a huge rifle and a dead giraffe. I wish I could go out there and arm the animals. Those imposters need to have someone fire back at them. I bet most of them would run like squawking chickens. Sorry chickens. You are nice animals too. I had them as a child.

Lea
Lea
3 years ago

That’s very impressive. The Giraffes DO, most certainly, need that protection. People do not need rugs, meat or anything else from these animals. When they move they are so majestic. I’ve seen them on many channels, and they just amaze me.
Thank you, President Trump for your agreement. 🙂

Stephen
Stephen
3 years ago

They should have been protected years ago.

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