SCI’s Annual Lobby Day was a rousing success! This year saw a 23 percent increase in the number of SCI Members participating resulting in SCI having 20 percent more meetings. Overall, SCI met with a third of Congress in one day to express our concerns for hunting related issues.
During a Lobby Day meeting with Senator Vitter (R-LA), John Green (right) says of the new Customs and Border Patrol firearm export rules that, “everyone knows it’s backdoor gun registration.”
The newly-formed Acadiana SCI Chapter was represented at SCI Lobby Day by Mike Burke, (left) and Chapter President, Greg Elliott (second from left). The pair met with Louisiana Senator, David Vitter (right), and his Chief Counsel, James Holland (second from right), to discuss many subjects including ivory importation. With respect to that importation, Burke pointed out that, “If we can hunt them [elephants], but not bring them back, the economic value goes away.”
During the 2015 SCI Lobby Day, SCI President-Elect Paul Babaz (left), Acadiana Chapter President Greg Elliott (second from left), Acadiana Chapter member Mike Burke (right) and Crossroads Strategies’ John Green (second from right) met with Blake Schindler (center), Legislative Assistant to Senator Bill Cassidy. M.D. (R-LA) to discuss the Sportsmen’s Act.
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SCI is pleased to announce that Delta Airlines will continue to ship hunting trophies, although some other air cargo carriers have announced plans to stop doing so. In spite of the efforts of anti-hunters to pressure Delta to discontinue trophy shipments, business at Delta will continue as usual. Delta released the following statement in response to a petition requesting that the company change its policy concerning the shipment of “exotic” animal hunting trophies: Continue reading Delta Airlines Will Continue To Ship Hunting Trophies
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