Opposition to the Petition Submitted by the Center for Biological Diversity and the Natural Resources Defense Council to Ban Trade in Wild Mammals and Birds
Houston Safari Club joined other organizations to submit letters of opposition to the Center for Disease Control and the Department of the Interior in regard to the Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) petition to ban trade in wild mammals and birds. The petition is intentionally void of the many conservation and economic benefits that international hunting provides, and it predatorily capitalizes on the COVID-19 pandemic to misrepresent the sporting community and its stakeholders. Read the CDC letter here. Read the DOI letter here.
Houston Safari Club joined other organizations to make recommendations for the upcoming federal budget reconciliation process. Specifically, recommendations for budgets related to wildfire management, restoration and drought resilience, the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act, and other needs. Read the letter here.
Resilient Federal Forests Act (RFFA)
Houston Safari Club provided its endorsement for the Resilient Federal Forests Act, introduced by U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-AR), Ranking Member of the Committee on Natural Resources. The RFFA gives the Forest Service the tools they need to improve forest health and resiliency and reduce the risk and severity of catastrophic wildfires. Read the Bill here.