Every year, hundreds of thousands of wild animals are killed by trophy hunters. Hundreds of species, including many that are threatened with extinction, are in trophy hunters’ sights. Many animals suffer agonising deaths.
Trophy hunters come from all over the world, including the UK. Over the past decade, some 2,500 trophies from protected species, including elephants, hippopotamus, zebra, leopards, lions, bears, and baboons, have been imported by UK-based trophy hunters.
Born Free opposes any form of hunting for sport or pleasure. We challenge claims by supporters of trophy hunting that it benefits conservation or local communities.
The UK government is consulting on whether to ban the import and export of hunting trophies. A ban would reduce the pressure on beleaguered wild animals, and send a clear message to the international community that the British people do not support trophy hunting.
We need your help to urge the government to implement a ban without delay. Please let them know what you think.
The consultation period ends on 25th January 2020.
Send an email to the UK government asking them to ban the export and import of hunting trophies. Please express your support for a ban firmly and respectfully, in your own words.
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Write a letter to the UK government asking them to ban the export and import of hunting trophies. Please express your support for a ban firmly and respectfully, in your own words.
Send the letter by post to:
Hunting trophy team, Seacole Building, 2 Marsham Street, London, SW1P 4DF
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