In the wake of controversy over the poaching of endangered animals, a number of airlines are now refusing to ship hunting trophies. According to multiple reports, Emirates Airlines and others will now be refusing to ship endangered animals.
According to a recent press release from Emirates SkyCargo:
Please be advised that effective 15th May 2015 Emirates SkyCargo will not accept any kind of animal “Hunting Trophies” for carriage on Emirates services.
This restriction shall be applicable to all animal hunting trophies, protected under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), as well as includes species, that are not threatened with extinction now, meaning all CITES & Non-CITES species.
This decision is to support international governments, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations, that are managing wildlife population towards sustaining the task to eliminate illegal trade and transportation of hunting trophies worldwide and saving wildlife heritage.
The list below, courtesy of traveller24, lists the airlines that have specific policies in regards to the shipment of hunting trophies.
Some major airlines, such as Delta, currently allow hunting trophies to be shipped, and are now facing pressure from different groups to join the embargo.