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8th April 2019

Revealed: britain’s shameful role in elephant hunting

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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.

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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.

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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”.

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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.

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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.

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IN THE NEWS

Fury at Polar Bear trophy hunting as ‘pay-for-slay sportsmen’ kill THOUSANDS – Daily Express

https://www.express.co.uk/news/nature/1093345/polar-bear-trophy-hunting-michael-gove

Elephant Meat could be used for Pet Food in Botswana if hunting is legalized – NEWSWEEK

https://www.newsweek.com/botswana-elephant-hunting-pet-food-president-mokgweetsi-masisi-southern-1340734

Ban imports of hunting trophies to the UK – The Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/dec/17/ban-imports-of-hunting-trophies-to-the-uk

Hunting ban: Superstars call for end to ‘cruel and archaic’ trophy hunting – Daily Express

https://www.express.co.uk/news/nature/1060141/hunting-ban-ed-sheeran-liam-gallagher-trophy-hunting-ban

Carol Vorderman and Liam Gallagher back campaign against trophy hunting – The Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/dec/17/carol-vorderman-and-liam-gallagher-back-campaign-against-trophy-hunting

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

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6500251/Celebrities-like-Joanna-Lumley-sign-letter-demanding-ban-trophy-hunters-importing-horns-furs.html

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

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6450593/Surge-lion-body-parts-including-heads-skulls-skins-feet-shipped-UK-trophy-hunters.html

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

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6425595/UK-trophy-hunters-killed-HUNDREDS-elephants-shipped-700-tusks-back.html

The Campaign to Ban Trophy Hunting says an “extraordinary loophole” is allowing elephant horns into the UK

https://news.sky.com/story/400-dismembered-endangered-animal-body-parts-brought-to-uk-animal-rights-groups-11563319

Jeremy Corbyn and Zac Goldsmith back campaign’s calls for urgent ban on importing hunting trophies – iNews

https://inews.co.uk/news/mps-back-campaigns-calls-for-urgent-ban-on-importing-hunting-trophies/

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”

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/biggame-hunters-exploiting-legal-loophole-have-brought-thousands-of-trophies-including-two-tonnes-of-a3999606.html

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

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/nov/04/trophy-hunters-who-would-kill-lion-elephant-big-game-hunting

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

https://www.express.co.uk/news/nature/1047425/ban-trophy-hunting-big-game-hunting-uk-elephants-lions

WATCH: CAMPAIGN TO BAN TROPHY HUNTING ON ‘GOOD MORNING BRITAIN’