Hunters Can't Import Elephant Trophies To US: Judge

Law360, New York (August 30, 2011, 5:21 PM EDT) -- A Washington federal judge ruled Tuesday that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service properly denied requests from hunters for permits to import corpses of African elephants shot in Zambia into the U.S.

Granting summary judgment to the agency on all claims in a lawsuit brought by the hunters, U.S. District Judge Royce C. Lamberth said the hunters' request to bring the trophies into the U.S. ran afoul of international environmental law and that the FWS' denial of the permits was therefore not arbitrary or capricious....
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