In August of 2019, Donald Trump Jr. reportedly hunted an endangered argali sheep without a required hunting permit. Only after Trump Jr. left Mongolia — on Sept. 2, 2019 — was a permit issued. Argali sheep are a protected, threatened and endangered species and hunting was identified as a threat to the species when federal protections under the Endangered Species Act went into effect.
Issuing an import permit or other authorization to Donald Trump Jr., a well-known public figure, could set a precedent that both increases other trophy hunters' desire for argali trophies and establishes that "after-the-fact" permitting of trophy hunts is acceptable. Both of these precedents are dangerous, not only for argali, but for other endangered species worldwide.
Tell the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to deny any import of the horns, skin or other parts of a trophy hunted argali sheep killed by Donald Trump Jr. in Mongolia.