One of the many casualties of the most recent outcry by self proclaimed animal rights defenders is the decision by domestic airlines Delta, United and American to ban shipment of legally taken hunting trophies. Perhaps most disappointing is the ban from Delta Airlines that had, just weeks before, announced its solidarity with hunters, stating unequivocally it would continue shipping all legally hunted animals to the U.S.
It appears that once again, emotional appeals and half-truths overruled science and logic. Unfortunately, in the ultimate irony, the very animals at the center of this tug of war are the ones that suffer greatest by this misguided attempt to appease the vocal few.
SCI is calling on its members and other concerned hunters and outdoorsmen to sign and forward letters to the CEOs of all three of these airlines and let them know that we will not take this ban lying down. We must make it known that our voices count as well and their arbitrary decision to kowtow to the uninformed few stands to do irreparable damage to the continued existence of these animals in the long run.
Please take a moment to read the letters and then click to send them to the respective CEO. Make your voice heard and help preserve our hunting heritage!