Trump Budget: A Death Sentence for Elephants, Wolves, More
If you ever doubted President Trump's war on wildlife, look no further than the proposed budget he released last week. A new Center for Biological Diversity analysis of the proposal identifies the top 10 species that would be likely driven extinct by his plans, including red wolves, whooping cranes and African elephants.
Among other harms, the budget proposal would slash funding for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service by $300 million — almost 20 percent — and for the Multinational Species Conservation Fund by a staggering 45 percent. The proposal completely abolishes state endangered species recovery funding.
"Trump is ignoring hundreds of species in desperate need," said the Center's Stephanie Kurose. "It's despicable."
Learn about the top 10 species affected and read more in The Huffington Post.