Barbara Crown, Editor
By now, you are most likely aware that the US Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS
) has suspended all elephant trophy imports from Tanzania
for 2014. In the late afternoon of Friday, April 4, I received a telephone call from Nelson Freeman of Safari Club International's government affairs office in Washington, D.C. He shared with me the disheartening and disturbing conversation he had just concluded with officials at USFWS. They had told him that the Service was going to issue an announcement about the impending suspension. They did not give Freeman dates, causes or other details. At nearly 5pm on a Friday afternoon, there was not much else to do but warn the hunting community, which SCI did in an email bulletin already in the works when Freeman contacted me......