16th December 2018
Celebrities & MPs call on government to ban hunting trophies
Michael Gove urged to stop issuing import permits after revelations that elephant tusks and growing numbers of lion trophies are being brought into U.K.
Over 50 leading public figures have called on the government to stop hunters being allowed to bring trophies of endangered wildlife into the country.
It follows revelations by the Campaign to Ban Trophy Hunting that 2 tonnes of elephant ivory have been allowed into Britain by the government over the last decade.
The Campaign to Ban Trophy Hunting has also revealed that the number of lion trophies coming into the U.K. has doubled since the death of Cecil the lion in 2015.
Tuesday 4th December 2018
Lion Trophies coming into U.K. have DOUBLED since Cecil’s death
Sir Ranulph Fiennes blames government’s broken promise to ban lion trophy imports
The number of lion trophies brought back to the U.K. by hunters has DOUBLED since the killing of Cecil, an investigation has found.
The Campaign to Ban Trophy Hunting said many of the animals were killed at controversial South African “lion factory farms” that breed them in enclosures for “cut-price trophies”.
25th November 2018
Revealed: British hunters kill endangered wildlife & bring home elephant ivory
Jeremy Corbyn, Zac Goldsmith, Sir Ed Davey, Caroline Lucas & MPs from the SNP, Plaid Cymru & DUP are supporting the Campaign to Ban Trophy Hunting’s call for an urgent ban on importing hunting trophies.
New figures released today show that U.K. trophy hunters brought home 2 tonnes of elephant tusks from Africa over the past decade.
They also show that nearly 400 “trophies” from the world’s most endangered animals have been brought into Britain by hunters in recent years.
A motion calling for an urgent ban on trophy imports has now won the support of Conservative, Labour, Lib Dem, SNP, Plaid Cymru, Green Party, and Democratic Unionist Party MPs.
29th October 2018
Celebrities & campaigners demand halt to new Elephant Hunting Plan
Conservationists, stars and MPs are demanding a halt to plans to allow trophy hunters to legally kill what they say is the world’s most important elephant population.
Their call marks the launch of a new global campaign to make trophy hunting illegal.
Campaigners say that plans to hunt elephants in Botswana could push the species further towards extinction.
Ban imports of hunting trophies to the UK – The Guardian
Hunting ban: Superstars call for end to ‘cruel and archaic’ trophy hunting – Daily Express
Carol Vorderman and Liam Gallagher back campaign against trophy hunting – The Guardian
More than 50 celebrities – including Joanna Lumley and Carol Vorderman – sign letter demanding a ban on trophy hunters importing horns and furs – Mail on Sunday
Surge in lion body parts including heads, skulls, skins and feet shipped to UK by trophy hunters – despite government pledge to ban the controversial imports – Mail on Sunday
UK trophy hunters have killed HUNDREDS of elephants and shipped more than 700 tusks back to this country by exploiting legal loophole – Mail on Sunday
The Campaign to Ban Trophy Hunting says an “extraordinary loophole” is allowing elephant horns into the UK
Jeremy Corbyn and Zac Goldsmith back campaign’s calls for urgent ban on importing hunting trophies – iNews
Big-game hunters have brought thousands of gruesome ‘trophies’ including elephant tusks and body parts to UK by exploiting legal loophole – Evening Standard
“This is grotesque, uncontrolled slaughter on a massive scale and it’s pushing threatened species to the brink of extinction”
Who would want to kill a lion? Inside the minds of trophy hunters – The Guardian
‘BAN trophy hunting’ Fury as elephant and lion trophies are shipped into UK – Daily Express