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US to allow elephant trophy hunting

Partially reversing an Obama-era ban, the Trump administration will now allow U.S. hunters to bring home the remains of elephants they've killed in Zimbabwe and Zambia in southern Africa.

The move, announced this week, was greeted with cheers by hunters and firearms groups but was derided by animal rights advocates as the government argued that conditions for elephants in parts of Africa had "changed and improved" in recent years.

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