Ellen took on Donald Trump's anti-elephant policy & he suspended it

Two days after the Donald Trump administration lifted a ban on allowing Americans to kill elephants and import their body parts from Africa, he reversed himself on Friday evening.

Though the change has been delayed until further notice, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will allow hunters to bring so-called elephant trophies from Zambia and Zimbabwe into the U.S.

Animal rights advocates and environmental groups criticized the decision.

The move drew swift outrage and calls for protest from a number of celebrities decrying the move, including Ellen DeGeneres, who vowed to urge her viewers to keep the pressure up to reverse the move, as well as many others, including Diplo, Sara Bareilles, No Doubt's Tony Kanal, Nikki Reed, Judd Apatow and Rachel Antonoff.

"President Trump and I have talked, and both believe that conservation and healthy herds are critical", U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke said in a statement later Friday night.

Trump was blasted this week after reversing the anti-poaching effort put into place by Barack Obama in 2014.

"The administration should withdraw this decision until Zimbabwe stabilizes", the committee chairman said in a statement.

In a statement, it says that legal and well-regulated sport hunting will put revenue back into conservation.

"In this moment of turmoil, I have zero confidence that the regime - which for years has promoted corruption at the highest levels - is properly managing and regulating conservation programs", Royce said.

However, critics say it will harm the dwindling elephant population.

"We should not encourage the hunting and slaughter of these magnificent creatures", Mr Buchanan said. "Thank you!" Trump tweeted.

US President Donald Trump has reinstated a ban on trophy hunting amid a public uproar. "We need immediate federal action to reverse these policies and protect these wonderful animals".

  • Rogelio Becker