Call to Take Action—Importers/Exporters of Wildlife Into/Out of the U.S. in 2002-10, 2013-14


This is VERY important information to share! The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) is considering whether to release information to Humane Society International (HSI) about the import and export of wildlife into and from the United States. The release would be in response to several Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests made by HSI. Among other things, HSI requested the names of the U.S. and foreign importers and exporters, and the declared value of wildlife specimens. As part of that process, the FWS is notifying all those who might be identified in the response to HSI’s request to find out whether those individuals and/or entities object to the release of their information.