Trump Taps Former Attorney Of Trophy Hunting Group For Key Wildlife Job

"Anna Seidman, a 20-year veteran of Safari Club International, has joined the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service — an agency she’s sued several times."

"The Trump administration has hired Anna Seidman, formerly a longtime lawyer at the trophy hunting advocacy group Safari Club International, to lead the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s international affairs program.

A Fish and Wildlife Service spokesperson confirmed Seidman’s appointment in a statement to HuffPost on Friday, calling her “an effective, innovative leader with 20 years of legal and policy experience, including expertise in international environment and natural resource management.”

The Safari Club has close ties to the administration ― its political action committee donated $11,000 to President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign ― and is one of several groups that successfully lobbied Trump’s Interior Department to roll back prohibitions on importing the trophies of lions and elephants killed for sport in certain African countries."

Chris D’Angelo reports for HuffPost March 20, 2020.

Source: HuffPost, 03/23/2020