FWS Seeks Information On Any Business Importing Or Exporting Wildlife

posted on November 8, 2016

Last November a notice was filed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) about Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests made by the Humane Society regarding imports and exports of wildlife specimens. Obviously, the notice hasn’t been lost on hunters, who are concerned personal information could be made public.

The Humane Society is seeking reports that catalog wildlife imported and exported to and from the United States, which is currently a litigious situation between the Society and the FWS. Because these reports are required for hunting trophies, there is legitimate concern personal privacy might be violated if the FWS releases information.

However, the National Rifle Association has contacted the FWS, who confirmed it has no intention of releasing information on private individuals—it only seeks information from business entities identified in the importation reports. Any business impacted can file a “detailed written statement” objecting the information release, but the deadline for filing is Nov. 22.

Latest

NRA Logo On Blue
NRA Logo On Blue

NRA Releases Statement on Rahimi Decision

Today, in United States v. Rahimi, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the federal prohibition on firearms possession by individuals subject to domestic violence restraining orders.

A Declaration of Independence From Joe Biden

It is incumbent upon an electorate to decline to reelect a president who has failed in his civic responsibilities.

Murder Capital USA

Those aligned with Biden’s policies have failed in their basic duty to keep Americans safe. This is painfully evident in our nation’s capital.

These Gun Owners Say Good Things About Our Future

Women are embracing their Second Amendment rights like never before. Whatever their motivations, it’s worth looking at the impact this demographic change might portend.

The Biggest Legislative Wins So Far in 2024

The NRA fights not only in Congress, but throughout state legislatures across to nation. Here are some notable wins from this year alone.

From the Editor | Why I Am Buying A Bigger Flag For Independence Day

On Independence Day, we celebrate our unique and critical freedom. The fireworks, flags and more all bring the Second Amendment to life on the promise of individual liberty.



Get the best of America's 1st Freedom delivered to your inbox.