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)
Ban trophy hunting imports into the UK
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.
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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