Russian oligarchs & allies of Vladimir Putin have financed British-led group campaigning against UK trophy ban
Trophy hunters are killing an animal every 3 minutes, with British trophy hunters among the worst offenders.
The American gun lobby has funded a major disinformation campaign targeting British MPs and Ministers.
The American gun lobby has been fundraising for its campaign against Britain’s proposed ban on hunting trophies – by selling off holidays to shoot endangered animals including leopards and Polar Bears. Click HERE for details.
EXPOSED: How trophy hunting industry funded dirty tricks campaign to deceive MP and Ministers – The Times
EDITORIAL, The Times: “Plans to ban hunting trophies have been the target of a misinformation campaign”
Revealed: Trophy hunting lobby groups ‘sponsoring scientists’ who claim sport hunting is ‘conservation’
Conservation Force (CF) is run by a veteran hunter who once said “nothing else in life is more satisfying than an elephant hunt”, has argued successfully for protections for endangered species to be rolled back and has blocked measures that would curb “sport hunting”.
CF fought against giving African lions the highest level of protection, led a campaign for importation of polar bear trophies and has lobbied for the importation of cheetah trophies.
Opinion poll reveals 9/10 voters want immediate ban on hunt trophies.
Among supporters of the Conservative Party, the figure rises to 92%. Just 1% of Tory voters disagree. The poll was conducted by Survation in February 2022, and surveyed 2,050 people. The Times reported the poll here.
Trophy hunting is described as a ‘sport’ by those who practice it. It consists of killing an animal for recreation, and then displaying its body as an expression of a hunter’s ‘prowess’. It is distinct from the control or management of wildlife populations, which should be carried out humanely by trained professionals.
The objectives of the APPG on Banning Trophy Hunting are to secure a comprehensive and properly-enforced UK ban on all trophy hunting imports, and for Britain to be a global leader in helping to end trophy hunting.
Chair: Sir Roger Gale MP (Con) Co-Chair: Baroness Hayman of Ullock (Lab) Vice-Chairs: Dr Lisa Cameron MP (SNP) Margaret Ferrier MP (Ind) Christina Rees MP (Lab) Lord Rennard (Lib Dem) Henry Smith MP (Con) Hywel Williams MP (Plaid Cymru)
Kevin Brennan MP, Amy Callaghan MP, Dave Doogan MP, Baroness Gale, Paul Girvan MP, Andrew Gwynne MP, Pauline Latham MP, Kate Osborne MP, Sammy Wilson MP.
Campaign to Ban Trophy Hunting, Action for Primates, Animal Aid, Animal Defenders International, Animal Interfaith Alliance, Born Free Foundation, Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation, FOUR PAWS UK, Humane Society International-UK, Labour Animal Welfare Society, LionAid, Protecting African Lions, RSPCA, The UK Centre for Animal Law (A-LAW), Voice4Lions, World Animal Protection
On Trophy Hunting:
“It’s what people did in the 19th century. One would’ve thought people would’ve gotten over that. But apparently there are still people who get a kick out of killing things and taking the lives of others, which is something I find incomprehensible.
“What we’re talking about is people who go to Africa to go hunting lions and other animals with good antlers or horns, and then posing with them as though they’ve made some sort of triumph, like they’ve lorded it over the natural world. It brings a real sadness that some people think it’s clever, or victorious or strong to take the life of something else.”
Sir David Attenborough OBE
“With the decline of wildlife worldwide, and many species approaching extinction, all caused by man, how can there be justification in trophy hunting? How can any government say they are fighting poaching whilst allowing trophy hunting at the same time?
“I call upon those countries from where these promoters of extinction come from to step up and ban the import of trophies.”
Lt Gen S K I Khama, President, Republic of Botswana (2008 – 2018)
WATCH: What British MPs & Lords say about Trophy Hunting
Diane Abbott MP; Sir David Amess MP; Hilary Benn MP; Bob Blackman MP; Alan Campbell MP; Alistair Carmichael MP; Baroness Shami Chakrabati; Sir Ed Davey MP; Sir Roger Gale MP; Mary Glindon MP; Andrew Gwynne MP; Wera Hobhouse MP; Ben Lake MP; Caroline Lucas MP; Chris Matheson MP; Steve McCabe MP; Kerry McCarthy MP; Andy McDonald MP; Kate Osamor MP; Jonathon Reynolds MP; Tommy Sheppard MP; Andy Slaughter MP; Jeff Smith MP; Rosie Winterton MP
NEW: “Trophy Hunting & Britain: The Case for a Ban” – report of the APPG’s inquiry, 29 June 2022
An Open Letter from 100+ public figures including: Ranulph Fiennes, Michael Parkinson, Cliff Richard, Shirley Bassey, Michael Caine, Alex Ferguson, Hugh Grant, Lennox Lewis, Gary Lineker, Jonny Wilkinson, Kate Moss, Rod Stewart, Delia Smith, Frank Bruno, Judi Dench, Stephen Fry, Jane Goodall
WATCH: Why President Khama of Botswana banned all trophy hunting
WATCH: Secretary of State George Eustice MP on why Britain is banning hunting trophies
WATCH: Maasai Senior Elder Boniface Mpario on the devestating effects of trophy hunting
WATCH: Sir Roger Gale MP on the APPG’s report “Trophy Hunting & Britain: The Case for a Ban” – Times Radio
WATCH: Eduardo Goncalves of the Campaign to Ban Trophy Hunting on British hunters
WATCH: British trophy hunting firm boss defends tiger hunting
NEW REPORT: Shooting Up – Are Britain’s Hunting Trophy Imports & Companies Booming? (11 January 2022)
“We cannot afford any further delay to ban on trophy hunting imports” – Sir Roger Gale MP, PoliticsHome, 5 January 2022
UK Trophy Imports: Key Facts & Figures
What UK Voters think about Trophy Hunting
Most recent UK trophy imports
Why Trophy Hunting is Wrong – an open letter.
APPG Secretariat: email@example.com