Don’t Shoot the Endangered Antelope

A federal judge closed a loophole that had previously allowed trophy hunters to hunt endangered scimitar-horned oryx, addax, and dama gazelles in the United States. These African species are protected under the U.S. Endangered Species Act of 2005, but the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service had issued an exemption for captive-bred antelope. The judge attacked the loophole, calling blanket exemptions “anathema.” Read the full story in Scientific American.

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