campaign to ban Trophy Hunting In The news
Coronavirus Good for Wildlife
2nd March 2020
“Trophy-hunting go-ahead fuels poaching crisis” – The Mirror
Investigation reveals: Trophy hunter safaris let children slaughter wild animals in sick ‘kids go free’ deals – Daily Star
Time running out to have your say on trophy hunting to save 2,000 endangered animals – The Metro
23rd February 2020
“Gun cop is sick trophy hunter” – Daily Star
17th February 2020
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7th October 2019
The sick world of those who pay to kill wildlife – Buy one kill, and kill another lion for free
30th September 2019
29th September 2019
28th September 2019
2nd September 2019
revealed: brits killing monkeys for fun
cites – cop18
We handed in our letter to Ivonne Higuero signed by 50 MEPs and NGOs
Mirror Launches Campaign to Ban Trophy Hunting
1st July 2019
23rd June 2019
revealed: british man profits from canned hunts
13th June 2019
1st June 2019
23rd May 2019
botswana lifts ban on trophy hunting elephants
Hunters given green light to kill elephants
20th May 2019
Zac goldsmith Mp ‘Let’s act on trophy hunting’
17th May 2019
martyn day mp demands an end to trophy imports
chris evans mp declares it is our duty to ban trophy imports
Hippos sold off to trophy hunters in sick slaughter disguised as ‘cull’
15th May 2019
UK Parliamentary Debate on trophy hunting
15th May Gove Meeting – Consensus on canned lions – but still no government announcement.
We attended a roundtable of 25 people representing the Government, Hunting groups, International bodies and NGOs at Defra with Michael Gove and Therese Coffey. There was complete consensus around the table – including from the two active hunting lobbyists – for a ban on the imports of lion trophies from the canned lion hunting industry of South Africa.
Article in The Telegraph
15th May 2019
The Heat Intensifies on Michael Gove The Canary
May 13th 2019
The Times reports on the huge rise in imports of hunting trophies
5th May 2019
Prolific Trophy hunter
Tony Sanchez-Arino exposed
Eduardo Goncalves, founder of the Campaign to Ban Trophy Hunting, said: ‘This man is little more than a serial killer of wildlife. Governments give them licences to kill, and the hunting industry lavishes them with awards.
‘Cold-blooded killers like Sanchez-Arino should get prison, not permits and prizes’
Read more in The Sun
Read more in the Mail on Sunday
South African Lion Farmer Charged
The NSPCA has laid criminal charges against Jan Steinman, a lion farmer in North West, for several contraventions of the Animal Protection Act after 108 lions, caracal, tigers and leopards were found in filthy and parasitic conditions. Read the full story here
28th April 2019
Independent online Increase in trophy hunting after Cecil’s killing
Lion farming – Britain’s role
britain’s shameful role in elephant hunting
17th March 2019
EXPOSED: Britain’s top “Big Game Hunter”
The Campaign to Ban Trophy Hunting today reveals the identity of a man who has killed wild animals on 5 different continents and won the trophy hunting industry’s top “Oscars” for his exploits.
Malcolm King has killed Big Game, wild cats, bears, deer, sheep, goats, oxen and other species in Africa, Asia, the South Pacific and across Europe.
He has at least 125 entries in the notorious Safari Club ‘Records Book’, and has won their coveted ‘Pinnacle of Achievement’ and ‘Zenith Award’ among a staggering haul of 36 top prizes with the trophy hunting industry body.
27th February 2019
International Polar Bear Day 2019: Report reveals thousands of polar bears killed by trophy hunters
An investigation by the Campaign to Ban trophy Hunting has revealed that up to 5,000 endangered polar bears were killed for “recreational hunting” in recent years.
A new report also shows there has been a dramatic rise in Chinese demand for polar bear hides and gall bladders for use in so-called ‘traditional medicines’.
Polar bears are at growing risk of extinction due to climate change. With as few as 20,000 polar bears left in the wild, the Campaign has called on Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to ban all polar bear trophy hunting. In a new petition, it also asks the Canadian leader to halt commercial trade in polar bear body parts.
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.
IN THE NEWS
Fury at Polar Bear trophy hunting as ‘pay-for-slay sportsmen’ kill THOUSANDS – Daily Express
Elephant Meat could be used for Pet Food in Botswana if hunting is legalized – NEWSWEEK
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”