Turn Up The Heat On Trophy Hunting!

Dear Friends,

Following hard on the heels of my last Blog, my good friend and colleague, Daniel Turner, has asked me to ask you all for help in turning up the heat on Trophy Hunting!

If you live in the EU, please read his urgent message and then contact your MEP.

Also, please spread the word far and wide…

Thanks so much

Blogging off

Will

The Born Free Foundation is urging European politicians (MEPs) to support calls to restrict the import of animal trophies into the European Union, by signing Written Declaration 0003/2016. West Midlands MEP Neena Gill – backed by 18 other cross-Party MEPs – has tabled the Written Declaration in the European Parliament urging the European Commission and the 28 European countries to tighten the rules relating to the import of wildlife trophies into the European Union.

Written Declaration 0003/2016 ‘on Trophy Hunting’ calls on the European Council and Commission to ‘examine the possibility of restricting all trophy imports, to ensure proper implementation of the rules by Member States, and to persuade countries that are issuing permits to trophy hunters without due consideration for the impacts of trophy hunting on conservation and animal welfare to discontinue this practice’. MEPs have until 18th April 2016 to support the Declaration.

Born Free needs your help. Please urgently contact your MEP and ask him or her to support Written Declaration 0003/2016 before 18th April 2016.

If you are living in the UK, identify your MEP here

If you are living in other EU country, identify your MEP here

If you are living outside the EU, write to Ms Cecilia Wikström, Chair of the Petitions Committee:

Parlement européen
Bât Altiero Spinelli
08G201
60 Rue Wiertz
B-1047 Brussels
Belgium
Email: cecilia.wikstrom@europarl.europa.eu

Born Free has produced a short video message by Neena Gill in support of the Declaration, which can be viewed here

Thank you! Please act just as soon as you can!

33 Responses to “Turn Up The Heat On Trophy Hunting!”

  1. Andrea Abbott Says:

    I’ve messaged Ms Wikstrom and will urge my friends to do likewise.

  2. Pat Kelsall Says:

    ian.hudghton@ep.europa.eu; david.martin@ep.europa.eu; ian.duncan@ep.europa.eu; alyn.smith@ep.europa.eu; cstihlermep@btconnect.com; David.Coburn@davidcoburnmep.com

    These British MEPs have been emailed asking for them to support the Declaration

  3. Sharann Meling Says:

    Trophy hunting is wrong….cruel…and evil…there is no reason on the face of this earth to kill so you can have its head on your wall…anyone that does this is not a man but a selfish coward….with no regard for the life of an animal..

  4. Kathleen Everson Says:

    Please help protect our rare and endangered wildlife. Trophy hunting must be banned.

  5. Rev Lynne Chitty Says:

    this brutality shames us all please protect our wildlife before it disappears we are saying where have all the lions gone?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qlAluA3fV-4

  6. Sarah Desola Pinto Says:

    Trophy hunting is cruel and worthless – what have you achieved – what is wrong with you morally and mentally to derive any joy from killing and animal that is causing you no harm.

    Stop spoiling our world

  7. Anna Alberghini Says:

    Stop trophy Hunting!!!!

  8. Wendy Cunningham Says:

    Trophy hunting is barbaric & must be banned.

  9. Red Williams Says:

    TROPHY hunting must be banned – and not just in Europe but right across the world.
    It’s wrong, immoral and just plain evil.
    What right have humans got to shoot wild animals?
    Leave them in the wild where they belong and let them live.

  10. Rachel Heath Says:

    I’ve emailed all my MEPs asking them to give their support.

  11. Dawn Spencer Says:

    Don’t endorse human killing of so many innocent other species.

  12. Michele Jankelow Says:

    Please never give up! Keep up your wonderful work!

  13. Vania terzopoulou Says:

    It’s awful I hope we can ban it

  14. Tracy Says:

    Trophy hunting is wrong it’s not sport it’s not fun it’s just pure cruel and shows that man is evil and a selfish coward. As humans we should be protecting the world we live in as well as all those that live in it.

  15. IAIN Gilmour Says:

    TROPHY HUNTING IS NOT MORAL IN THE 21ST CENTURY.ITS A BARBARIC RELIC OF A BYGONE ERA.BAN IT FOREVER.

  16. D P O'Shea Says:

    The Born Free Foundation is urging European politicians (MEPs) to support calls to restrict the import of animal trophies into the European Union, by signing Written Declaration 0003/2016. West Midlands MEP Neena Gill – backed by 18 other cross-Party MEPs – has tabled the Written Declaration in the European Parliament urging the European Commission and the 28 European countries to tighten the rules relating to the import of wildlife trophies into the European Union.

    Written Declaration 0003/2016 ‘on Trophy Hunting’ calls on the European Council and Commission to ‘examine the possibility of restricting all trophy imports, to ensure proper implementation of the rules by Member States, and to persuade countries that are issuing permits to trophy hunters without due consideration for the impacts of trophy hunting on conservation and animal welfare to discontinue this practice’. MEPs have until 18th April 2016 to support the Declaration.

  17. Shireen Mckee Says:

    ALL WILDLIFE MUST BE PRESERVED OR THE NEXT GENERATION WILL NEVER KNOW THE BEAUTY OF THESE WONDERFUL ANIMALS.

  18. Pat groves Says:

    The unfair cruelty to any defensless animal is a big no no Trophy hunting MUST be banned and the hunters prosecuted

  19. GILLIAN SMITH Says:

    Why oh why isn’t there a law against this awfull trophy hunting. It is an absolute disgrace. I just st can’t understand the mentality of anyone
    killing these beautiful animals. It must be banned.

  20. Tracy Meredith Says:

    Trophy hunting is abhorrent, should not exist, should be outlawed at once. What sort of person travels thousands of miles to shoot a beautiful animal who is doing no harm to anyone. These people are frightening psychopaths and must be stopped. The majority of people are against this around the world (regardless of what these poles say). I only wish I had money because I would set up a vigilantly group track them down whilst they are out there getting their kicks destroying and torturing animals, track them down and shoot them. These people are vile cowards. Its so upsetting to see what’s happening, now is the time for action. TROPHY HUNTING NEEDS TO BE STOPPED NOW.

  21. Annatjie Kruger Says:

    Please stop all imports of trophies of hunters. It is a useless exercise. There is no need to kill wild animals.

  22. Tracey Gleeson Says:

    Stop trophy hunting & ban their import!

  23. Kim Worthington Says:

    Cruel, wrong, selfish, no respect for the life of the animal or for the future of these beautiful creatures and their positive impact on this world.

  24. Carina Souare Says:

    Pls leave our wildlife alone! Let them be!

  25. Robert Hoffman Says:

    Please ban trophy hunting. It’s sick and just plain wrong!!

  26. irene fiona Says:

    The situation for wildlife is in such crisis that any claim hunters can help preserve it has been disproven by now.

  27. Juan Romero Says:

    It’s mandatory to stop this monstruosity.

  28. Vicki Berry Says:

    Ban trophy hunting now before it`s too late !!! We need to save our beautiful animals in Africa !!!!

  29. Julie Saville Says:

    I find it inconceivable that any human being would consider it a good idea to hunt and kill a wild animal. How could you justify displaying such a trophy. We must make it harder for such things to happen,

  30. Stephen Terrell Says:

    Fully support/agree above comments

  31. Ana Naumovska Says:

    No animal deserves pain, suffering or death just because some people find trophy hunting as a sport or entertainment.
    Animals nature and people = unity.
    People and animals have no differences,
    We all do have families, consciousness feelings, right to live.

  32. SANDRA DAVIS Says:

    Leave our wildlife along,Ban trophy hunting now before it’s to late.

  33. Sarah Raybould Says:

    There is no justification for this barbaric practice. It is shameful that we need to campaign to stop something which should have been outlawed at least a century ago. Given the knowledge we now have and the dangerous precipice we have placed these animals existence on through our thoughtlessness, greed and indiscriminate sense of entitlement to behave as we please with no responsibility for the consequences, you would think that the argument for abolishing trophy hunting had been won a long time ago. Money continues to over-ride common sense and common decency when it comes to doing the right thing.We can’t afford to keep letting these injustices continue.