After the killing of Cecil the lion, Delta Air Lines says it won't ship hunting trophies

August 4, 2015 5:59 PM

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After the killing of Cecil the lion, Delta Air Lines says it won't ship hunting trophies

Delta Air Lines on Monday became the latest airline to ban shipping trophies by hunters who want to bring home lion or elephant heads as proof of their conquest. The airline's action comes after worldwide condemnation that began after an American dentist killed the beloved Cecil the lion during a hunt in Zimbabwe.

The new policy reads: "Effective immediately, Delta Air Lines will officially ban shipment of all lion, leopard, elephant, rhinoceros and buffalo trophies worldwide as freight. Prior to this ban, Delta's strict acceptance policy called for absolute compliance with all government regulations regardin...

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