Lobbying for the Wildlife Trafficking Enforcement Act

Photo Credit: Wildlife Conservation Society Second in a series by Leo Carter (LBJ MGPS Student) covering his internship at the Wildlife Conservation Society. The savannah stalker sprawled out on the dais, fur bristling, her tail tracing loops in the air. The cheetah basked in the cool, climate-controlled air of the Rayburn House office building. Elsewhere, in a room normally reserved for high-level congressional hearings and the approval budget bills to decide the spending priorities of the world’s wealthiest nation, two gawky lynx cubs wrestled with each other in front of tipsy onlookers. Everywhere around us, house interns scurried this way...

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