Congress Considers Legislation Allowing Importation of Polar Bear Trophies

House Bill 631 would amend the Marine Mammal Protection Act to allow the importation of polar bear trophies taken in “sport hunts” in Canada, and House Bill 630 would amend the Marine Mammal Protection Act “to allow importation of polar bear trophies taken in sport hunts in Canada before the date the polar bear was determined to be a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act of 1973.”