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Ban trophy hunting imports into the UK

Submitted by Eve Burke-Edwards on Thursday 2nd July 2020

Published on Thursday 10th September 2020

Current status: Open

Open until: Wednesday 10th March 2021

Current Signatures: 70
(count is updated approximately hourly)

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Africa ~ Australia ~ Cecil ~ FIVE YEARS ~ France ~ Franc├ęs ~ Government ~ It ~ Lions ~ Netherlands ~ The Government ~ The Netherlands ~ UK

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Ban trophy hunting imports into the UK

Petition Details

The government need to implement an immediate ban on trophy hunting imports and exports to and from the UK.

This is to protect both endangered species and other animals which are hunted abroad for human entertainment. It is a commitment to discourage the cruel culture of hunting.

Additional Information

After Cecil the lion was killed in 2015, there was a push in the UK to take a stance on trophy hunting. Five years on and no action has been taken.

In 2019, the government explored plans to implement a ban on trophy hunting imports. The ban has yet to come about.

The number of lions in Africa has decreased from over 200,000 to less than 15,000 over the past 50 years. Australia, France and the Netherlands have already banned lion trophy imports; the UK should follow suit with a blanket ban.


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