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More American airlines ban hunting trophies

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By Euronews  with Reuters
More American airlines ban hunting trophies

<p>Two more American airlines have joined United and Delta in banning the transport of hunting trophies. </p> <p>US Airlines and American Airlines have now adopted the policy, prompted by online international outrage over the killing of Cecil the lion. </p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="fr"><p lang="fr" dir="ltr">Des compagnies aériennes interdisent le transport de trophées de chasse <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/CecilTheLion?src=hash">#CecilTheLion</a> <a href="http://t.co/eENUPVwVcp">http://t.co/eENUPVwVcp</a></p>— Audrey Garric (@audreygarric) <a href="https://twitter.com/audreygarric/status/628494101906898944">4 Août 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>As well as lions the ban covers leopards, elephants, rhinos and buffalos.</p> <p>Public pressure on the airlines grew when a Delta customer started petition online calling on the airline to <a href="https://www.change.org/p/delta-air-lines-end-the-transport-of-exotic-animal-hunting-trophies">stop shipping wildlife</a> trophies. Around 400 000 people signed it.</p>