campaign to ban Trophy Hunting In The news

3rd July

Kids being taught to kill in ‘sick’ trophy hunting holidays dubbed ‘fun for the family The Daily Star

2nd July

Sick Brit trophy hunters ‘grab beers and shoot monkeys for fun’, says new book The Daily Star

1st July

Location, Location, Location viewers switch off as ‘psycho’ trophy hunting vid of host Phil Spencer surfaces The Sun

Stanley Johnson and Eduardo Goncalves: the ban on trophy hunting must happen – and the legislation must be fit for purpose Conservative Home

Sir Ranulph Fiennes: Jail terms are needed to stop barbaric trophy hunting The Times

How hunter’s trophies die in agony The Times

2nd May

Millionaire trophy hunter is caught boasting how he helped shoot 13,000 doves on trip to Argentina The Daily Mail

13th April

Trophy-hunt law overhaul ‘will cause even more wildlife killing’, prompting activists to boycott talks The Independent

UK government’s animal welfare action plan blasted for trophy hunting loopholes Totally Vegan Buzz

10th April

White lions face new extinction threat as trophy hunters offered cut price-deals The Daily Star

27th March

Cruel trophy hunters are killing majestic animals for gongs in sick slaughter ‘Oscars’ The Daily Star

23rd February

Trophy hunter slammed for posing with bloody HEART from giraffe hubby paid £1.5k for her to shoot as ‘Valentine’s gift The Sun

22nd February

Trophy hunter poses with ‘Valentine’s gift’ giraffe heart during shooting trip The Independent

20th February

Trophy hunter poses with ‘Valentine’s gift” – the  heart of giraffe she just shot The Mirror

Trophy hunting ‘shooting bonanza’ feared as sick firms tempt with ‘corona special’ deals The Daily Star

15th February

British Trophy Hunter invites people to ‘slaughter’ endangered animals in South Africa amid covid-19 The India Times

Bloodthirsty trips to kill endangered elephants and giraffes sold at sick convention The Mirror

14th February 2021

Brit who runs a big game trophy hunting in South Africa is offering deals to shoot endangered animals that he insists have become ‘plentiful’ during Covid pandemic The Daily Mail

British hunter boasts about killing animals in Africa during pandemic The Metro

Trophy hunter luring Brits to South Africa in ‘repulsive’ email offering Covid holiday deals The Daily Star

Sick trophy hunter a disgrace to animal-loving UK – Voice of the people The Mirror

Brit hunter’s sick boast: Come slaughter animals in South Africa during Covid The Mirror

7th December
Trophy hunters unmasked as trolls target government over clampdown The Times

Cambridge-educated female lawyer is revealed as top trophy hunter ‘who has slaughtered dozens of African wild animals’ – as campaigners slam Thames Water manager who posted selfies with at least 50 kills The Daily Mail

6th December
Sick, smirking, prolific Brit trophy hunter says he gets ‘thrill’ killing majestic beasts The Star

BLOOD SPORT Cambridge-educated lawyer Abigail Day named as top trophy hunter ‘who killed dozens of animals including lion & rhino’ The Sun

5th December
Britain’s most prolific female trophy hunter revealed The Telegraph

12th October 2020

Trophy hunting is a colonial hangover that should be consigned to the history books

4th October, 2020

Queen’s Speech to include legislation to ban the import of hunting trophies

13th August 2020

Trophy hunting laws “not fit for purpose” as it emerges 30pc of lion trophies bypassed checks

1st August 2020

Song for Cecil calls for ban on import of hunting trophies in memory of tragic lion

29th July 2020

Boris Johnson must ban trophy hunting for good

29th July 2020

Captive-bred tigers could be left out of trophy hunting ban, campaigners warn

19th July 2020

Trophy hunters Exposed: Inside the big game industry

19th July 2020

Ricky Gervais wants to donate his body to a zoo for lions to eat him after he dies

18th July 2020

Major conservation charity drops a bombshell, putting the trophy hunting industry on very thin ice

17th July 2020

WWF ends support for trophy hunting of animals after expose

16th July 2020

WWF changes stance on trophy hunting after times expose

10th July 2020

Dentist who killed Cecil the lion back hunting as new photo shows sick slaughter

10th July 2020

As 50 more lions are killed by brits, a disturbing new book shows how close they are to extinction

10th July 2020

High-rolling hunters fork out £2,000 to blast terrified pigs from helicopters with machine guns for two hours

8th July 2020

Trophy hunters’ core argument for killing is laid to waste in a staggering new book

7th July 2020

The crucial detail missing from the media’s reporting on Botswana shock mass elephant deaths

7th July 2020

Include lions in hunting trophy import ban or risk ‘next cecil’. Government told

6th July 2020

Trophy hunting imports to be banned in uk

3rd July 2020

Ricky Gervais slams trophy hunting as ‘humanity at its very worst’ five years after death of Cecil the lion

1st July 2020

1st July 2020

Ricky Gervais says trophy hunting shows ‘humanity at its very worst’

1st July 2020

Ricky Gervais slams trophy hunters as ‘humanity at its very worst’ as it’s revealed lions could be extinct by 2050

1st July 2020

British hunters have killed at least 50 lions since cecil shot, as ministers delay trophy imports ban

30th June 2020

Brit trophy hunters have killed 50 lions since 2015 as campaigners warn of extinction

23rd June 2020

Johnson must push for a trophy hunting ban

16th June 2020

Trophy Hunters write sick Tripadviser-style reviews

Black Country MP backs calls for a ban

8th June 2020

Doncaster Businessman poses with slaughtered lion

4th June 2020

Are Trophy Hunters Serial Killers

3rd June 2020

Trophy Hunters Exposed

30th May 2020

New Book Could Be The Nail in the Coffin for Trophy Hunting

28th March 2020

Coronavirus Good for Wildlife

2nd March 2020

BLOOD LUST Sick trophy hunters let children as young as FOUR slaughter endangered animals in warped ‘kids go free’ safari deals – The Sun

Trophy-hunting go-ahead fuels poaching crisis” – The Mirror

29th February 2020

Investigation reveals: Trophy hunter safaris let children slaughter wild animals in sick ‘kids go free’ deals – Daily Star

25th February 2020

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

13th February 2020

Boris Johnson Re-affirms his commitment to a ban on trophy hunting

7th February 2020

Joanna Lumley Calls for a Ban on Trophy Hunting

29th January 2020

Maasai Elder joins UK campaigners call for a ban on trophy imports from h

27th January 2020

The major threat to polar bears that no one’s even talking about

25th January 2020

Polar Bears Will Go Extinct if Trophy Hunting Doesn’t Stop, Expert Warns

Sick trophy hunters ‘are driving polar bears to extinction’ as less than 25,000 remain in the wild

Bloodthirsty trophy hunters ‘slaughtering iconic polar bears to extinction’

24th January 2020

Hunting of polar bears must be banned if species has any chance of survival, expert warns

20th January 2020

Trophy hunting fuels ‘colonial race and slave injustice’, MPs warned as they consider imports ban

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

Sunday Times Article Sunday People Article Sunday People Editorial

28th September 2019

2nd September 2019

revealed: brits killing monkeys for fun

August 18th-28th 2019

cites – cop18

We handed in our letter to Ivonne Higuero signed by 50 MEPs and NGOs

Time to Act

July 2019

Mirror Launches Campaign to Ban Trophy Hunting

3rd July 2019



1st July 2019

Can hunting – the times editorial

Trophy hunting firms coming to britain

23rd June 2019

revealed: british man profits from canned hunts

13th June 2019

1st June 2019

IUCN and cites influenced by pro hunt lobby

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’

The Mirror

15th May 2019

UK Parliamentary Debate on trophy hunting

MPs held a passionate debate on trophy hunting in Westminster. Hansard transcript here

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:

The Sun

Tony Sanchez-Arino the prolific hunter exposed in the Mail on Sunday.

Simba’s first days of freedom after a life as a farmed lion bred for the bullet.

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

Revealed: 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. 

British Pensioner Malcolm King is one of the world’s most prolific hunters

The Mail

The Mirror

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.




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”

Who would want to kill a lion? Inside the minds of trophy hunters – The Guardian

‘BAN trophy hunting’ Fury as elephant and lion trophies are shipped into UK – Daily Express