Trump and Elephants – level 2

22-11-2017 15:00

Obama’s administration put aban on importing of body parts of elephants to America. The Trump administration now lifted the ban. Americans can import body parts of elephants shot for sport.

The Trump administration says that trophy hunting can bring money, which can help protect elephants. Critics say that trophy hunters will only kill more elephants.

The political situation in Zimbabwe is unstable. Biologist Shaye Wolf says that it is hard to control hunting when there is a revolution happening in Zimbabwe. She also said that elephants are very intelligent and social animals.

In the last seven years, people killed over 140,000 savannah elephants.

Difficult words: administration (the government; the leaders of a country), put a ban on (to make something illegal), lift (stop), trophy hunting (killing animals because it feels good).

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