Thank you to all of our supporters (with and without fur!) for writing to your MP, to companies, local councillors, spreading the word by wearing our T-shirts, signing and sharing our petitions; thank you for talking to the public and for getting people talking about this issue. You are all awesome! And If you want; leaflets, posters, T-shirts or a speaker, or a large inflatable elephant, or a huge lion, tiger or leopard suit (to wear) to raise awareness in your area, please get in touch!
petitions and other calls to action
The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) WCEL report shows that trophy hunting clearly conflicts from the core values of this global conservation body. The inclusion of trophy hunt advocates such as Safari Club International, Conservation Force, and CIC as members of the IUCN is an anomaly that needs to be urgently addressed.
Another success! The Liverpool Shooting Show has been CANCELLED as a result of the petition YOU signed, the letters YOU wrote to Councillors and MPs in Liverpool.
Sign our Petition against the decision to import Black Rhino ‘trophy’ to the US.
SIGN our petition to Fred Smith CEO FedEx to STOP transporting hunting trophies
Petition on Canned Tigers, Lions and other big cats, these incredible creatures are bred for the bullet and the bone trade in South Africa. #BrandSouthAfrica
UK Government action
Thank you to all of you who wrote to the Defra Ministers, Theresa Villiers MP and Zac Goldsmith MP telling them you want a ban on trophy imports to the UK.
Thanks to you, Defra made the following announcement:
We will improve protection for animals by launching a consultation on banning the import and export of trophies from the hunting of endangered species. This follows the introduction of the UK’s world-leading ivory ban in December 2018, with the ban expected to be brought into force early next year. A roundtable on the issue with trophy hunting was held in May 2018, with all sides of this debate represented. The views raised during those discussions have informed the proposed consultation on further restrictions on the import and export of hunting trophies. The consultation will be published in due course.
Commenting on the announcement that we will consult on taking further restrictions on trophy hunting imports and exports, International Environment Minister Zac Goldsmith said:
“The fight against trophy hunting of endangered animals matters. That is why I am delighted that the Government will consult on a ban on the import of these trophies.
By placing a higher value on animals alive rather than dead, we will begin to turn back the tide of extinction.”Defra Press release 1st October