“New Yorkers for Clean and Livable Streets, or NYCLASS, is best known for seeking to ban horse carriages on city streets,” nydailynews.com reports, “but now the group is calling on [Lara] Trump, who has advocated on behalf of shelter dogs, to also push for an end to trophy hunting and poaching.” What’s trophy hunting got to do with clean and liveable streets, poaching or New York CIty dog shelters? Good question! . . .
It’s “not just cute, furry companions that need your help. It’s also leopards like the one your husband Eric killed and countless other wild species,” the group wrote to her in a letter signed by executive director Edita Birnkran.
The missive also praises [Ms. Trump] for her dreams of a rescue dog in the White House and her advocacy for shelter dogs and research beagles. The group said legal trophy hunting can help enable illegal poaching by creating a market for trophies — and as such all trophy hunting should be banned.
Pssst! Buddy! Want to buy an African hunting trophy cheap?
Maybe Ms. Birnkran should focus her attention on NYC’s Chinese community, rather than the President’s son.
As The New York Times revealed “After China, the United States is the big market for ivory and rhino horn. And in the U.S. the epicenter of that trade is New York City.”