On October 15, a coalition of groups, filed a notice of intent to sue the United States Fish and Wildlife Service for failing to respond to a petition seeking protection for giraffes under the nation’s Endangered Species Act, a move that would severely limit the import and trade of giraffe trophies and other giraffe products. Monga Bay reports that if giraffes were added to the ESA, hunters and traders would need to obtain special permits to import or sell giraffe or giraffe parts, which the coalition says would “significantly limit the US’s contribution to the extinction of the species”.