Donald Trump, U.S. President, decided to reverse the ban on elephant trophy imports and created a major uproar, with animal rights advocates condemning the ban.
Another species' rules have also been silently passed by the administration -- Lions.
Permits were issued for lion trophies to be brought into the U.S. from Zimbabwe, Zambia, and parts of South Africa, with consideration of including Mozambique, Namibia and Tanzania.
Trophy hunting refers to captivating lions within a certain hunting zone, just for hunting. These lions are specifically bred to be hunted.
Under the Obama administration, lions were listed as endangered for the first time, with about 20,000 wild lions left in all of Africa.
President of the Humane Society of the United States, Wayne Pacelle, published a scathing blog post disputing the government's claim that hunting can help conservation efforts.
"The folly that the killing helps lions and elephants is just that - pure folly. We'll see the agency in court."