Doug Parker
Chief Executive Officer
American Airlines
4333 Amon Carter Blvd.
Fort Worth, TX 76155

Dear Mr. Parker,

First and foremost, I sincerely applaud American Airline’s decision to cease transporting Animal Trophies.

I proudly stand with tens of millions of Americans and other World Citizens who support the initiative by U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Cory A. Booker (D-N.J.) to urge Airlines and their partners to STOP the transport of Animal Trophies. I  do not recognize the senseless killing of rare, threatened or endangered species as a Sport.

The words of these Senators clearly summarize what we are dealing with “Americans who engage in trophy hunting do so because they are confident that they will be able to transport their trophies back to the United States with ease, including by airline. Passenger and freight airlines that permit shipment of animal trophies aid and abet trophy hunting and these abhorrent acts of barbarism.”

SCI (Safari Club International) and other members of the Trophy Hunting Industry have initiated a campaign to lobby Government Officials and persuade airlines to reverse the current ban undertaken by American Airlines and other members of the airline and shipping industry.

I truly believe SCI is attempting to confuse the situation by mixing Trophy Hunters, Hunters and Conservation Efforts as a single unified entity. There is no hunting merit in Trophy Hunting nor is their any proven conservation effort that supports Trophy Hunting under its true form.

With the current ban, I know American Airlines cares about its passengers as it clearly recognizes its responsibility and influence in this area. I am glad that you chose to take on trophy hunters and the trouble that trophy hunting represents. That is Why I strongly urge you to uphold your decision to ban the transport of Animal Trophies and help conserve our Natural Heritage for future generations to come.