Jeff Flocken comments on CNN on the trophy hunt that led to the killing of Cecil the lion.
Earlier this month, Cecil the Lion – a local celebrity who had reached iconic status amongst visiting tourists and researchers - was lured with food out of the safe confines of a national park in Zimbabwe.
Submitted by Shawna Moos on Tue, 07/28/2015 - 10:46am
Jeff Flocken, North American Regional Director for the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), issued the following statement in response to the death of Cecil the Lion, who was illegally killed for sport in Zimbabwe:
“The proposed ivory regulations announced today by President Obama are an important step for elephants. Given that American demand for ivory directly fuels the poaching of elephants around the world, any US policy that better controls the sale of such products has a global impact.