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To: Theresa Villiers - Environment Minister

Ban the import of hunting trophies from threatened species

Stop allowing imports of hunting trophies from threatened species, a crucial step towards ending the hunting of beautiful wild animals for sport altogether.

Why is this important?

Every year hundreds of hunting trophies, including dismembered parts from elephants, rhinos, lions, hippos, and even baboons, are being imported into the UK. In total more than 5,000 trophies from threatened species have been imported by British hunters since the turn of the century.

People pay huge sums to kill these magestic, threatened animals abroad - all so they can bring their bodyparts home and mount them on their wall or display them in their cabinets.

But the Environment Minister Michael Gove has the power to stop this. He simply has to instruct his officials to stop issuing the permits that allow hunting trophies from threatened species to be brought to the UK. Stopping these imports would be a huge first step towards ending the hunting of these magnificent animals for sport but Michael Gove will only act if he knows the public want this cruel practice to end.

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Reasons for signing

  • The animals are under threat from habitat loss due to man's greed. The killing of these wonderful creatures for trophies need to stop now. We need to stand up for animals who are no match for a hunters gun.
  • We need to stop this barbaric killing , there is something seriously wrong with people who think they are clever killing animals !!
  • Cannot understand why someone could enjoy killing such beautiful big cats we need to protect them

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