Trump Administration Lifts Ban On Elephant Trophies Blog National News 11/17/2017 Tweet The Trump Administration lifted the Obama-era ban on elephant trophies. This will allow hunters to bring elephant trophies to the United States from Zimbabwe. These elephants are an endangered species, but the United States Fish and Wildlife Service says these hunts could help with conservation efforts. This change has sparked a lot of controversy on social media. And Trump’s sons are in the center of the controversy after photos of them posing with trophies resurfaced on social media. The administration says that this will supposedly help with the conservation of elephants, even thought the populations continue to decline.