Trump to keep ban on big game trophies for now

The president said his administration's plan to reverse the ban was on hold so he could 'review all conservation facts.'
1:33 | 11/17/17

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Next the outrage this evening after a decision by the trump administration lifting a ban on importing trophies of elephants hunted in Africa. Here's ABC's David Wright. Reporter: The majestic African elephant is still a "Threatened" species. But as of today big game hunters who kill these creatures in Zambia or Zimbabwe will be allowed to get their trophies through U.S. Customs. President trump is not a big game hunter. But his sons are. That's don junior in 2012, an elephant tail in one hand, a knife in the other. In an interview two years ago don junior insisted the money hunters spend on safari helps protect these creature sghs that money goes to fund the anti-poaching leagues. Reporter: But his own mother seems to disapprove. Ivana trump wrote why go to zim Bob bay to shoot dumbo. Today's announcement sparking outrage from Fox News commentator Laura Ingram to Ellen DeGeneres. Elephants show compassion, sympathy, social intelligence, self awareness. Reporter: The white house pushing back saying this action comes after a study by professionals of the department of fish and wildlife. Still conservationists are not convinced. Nous on the reverend Jesse

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