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Richard Anderson

Delta bans shipment of exotic animal trophies

ATLANTA Delta Air Lines said Monday it has banned shipment of lion, leopard, elephant, rhinoceros and buffalo trophies as freight. Up until today, Atlanta-based Delta had accepted hunting trophies if customers provided appropriate documentation to U.S. customs officials and if the animal in question was not a protected species. The move comes amid an outcry over the killing of the well-known lion Cecil by American hunter Walter Palmer, after the lion was lured out of a Zimbabwe wildlife reserve. Delta said Monday it will also review policies for accepting other hunting trophies with government agencies and organizations supporting legal shipments. The new ban also comes after a...