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Russ @ www.AltGov2.org @thememoryhole2
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Remember that advisory board that Interior Secretary Zinke created about big-game hunting, then packed with rich "trophy" hunters, NRA members, Trump associates, etc.?

The Fish & Wildlife Service recently posted 16,000+ pages about it:

fws.gov/irm/bpim/foiai…

#FOIA
While it's great that all this material is now available, a document dump like this means that the important bits are buried.

Hopefully animal rights activists and organizations will dig into this mountain.
Be sure to read the AP's deep dig into the people Zinke appointed to this board:

apnews.com/07c11b7884174e…

It's insane. "One appointee co-owns a private New York hunting preserve with Trump’s adult sons."
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Here's the official page for the "International Wildlife Conservation Council"

fws.gov/iwcc/

And the announcement:

doi.gov/pressreleases/…
Official goals of this "advisory board":

Recommend removal of barriers to the importation into the United States of legally hunted wildlife.

Ongoing review of import suspension/bans & provide recommendations that seek to resume the legal trade of those items, where appropriate.
More goals:

Develop a plan for public engagement and education on the benefits of international hunting.

Review seizure [of animal parts] and forfeiture actions/practices and provide recommendations to regulations that will lead to a reduction of unwarranted actions.
So, to reiterate, the 16,000+ pages of internal documents released via FOIA are here:

fws.gov/irm/bpim/foiai…

Most of the PDFs are huge. You'll need to download them, then open from your hard drive, rather than trying to open in your browser.
Also: The Fish & Wildlife Service has recently released 8,800+ pages of documents on elephant "trophy" hunting:

fws.gov/irm/bpim/foiae…

3 of these files were posted today.

#FOIA
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The first 72 pages of the 2nd file on this page are 2017-2018 permit applications from Americans who want to bring back body parts of elephants they murder in Africa.

fws.gov/irm/bpim/foiae…

#FOIA
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So, just to be clear, these are two different (huge) #FOIA releases on overlapping topics.

The "International Wildlife Conservation Council":
fws.gov/irm/bpim/foiai…

Killing elephants:
fws.gov/irm/bpim/foiae…
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