Within the midst of the political turmoil surrounding the elephant trophy import ban, some enterprising fish biologists from Idaho launched an answer. Citing the unbelievable success they’ve had operating steelhead and salmon hatcheries that value taxpayers a fortune and produce only a few returning fish yearly, these Idaho scientists floated the concept of constructing America’s first elephant hatchery in Idaho.
Earlier right now, the main proponent of this proposal Hugh Dumass instructed The Idaho Statesman that this concept is a silver bullet that solves two issues. Hugh mentioned, “If we produce these animals proper right here in Idaho, then we don’t have to fret about importing trophies from Africa. Plus, the quantity of conservation looking for these elephants would generate can be huge. We might use that cash to proceed to prop up hatcheries and dams.”
Phrase rapidly unfold to the White Home about this ingenious proposal and President Trump responded through Twitter with a giant digital thumbs up.
We interrupted Secretary Zinke’s lunchtime spherical of Massive Buck Hunter within the Division of the Inside cafeteria to get his ideas on the proposal. He mentioned, “That is one thing Teddy Roosevelt would have supported, so I’m all for it. I even know some nice people over at Whitefish Power, who would do an amazing job constructing this facility.”
With the White Home now on board with this proposal, people in Idaho and DC are scrambling to determine tips on how to finance the development and operation of this world-class elephant hatchery facility. Initially, Rob Bishop, the Chairman of the Home Pure Assets Committee, advised raiding the Land and Water Conservation Fund, however then he remembered that he determined to not reauthorize that “slush fund.” So now he and Secretary Zinke are working to determine how they will unload a set of public lands and nationwide monuments to fund what they’re calling “America’s most crucial conservation effort.”