Justin Madders, MP for Ellesmere Port and Neston, is calling on the Government to ban the import of hunting trophies as new figures show that nearly 400 hunting trophies from endangered animals have been imported into Britain in recent years, as well as almost one ton of elephant tusks.
“Trophy hunting is having a direct impact on the conservation status of some of the world’s most endangered wildlife.
Elephants, lions, leopards, cheetahs and rhinos are all fighting for their lives; we could see all of them go extinct within a generation. When you’ve got a scattered, dwindling population, the loss of a handful of animals doesn’t just cause a ripple effect – it can be like a tsunami wave.
Britain is a nation of animal lovers; the vast majority of people in Ellesmere Port and Neston regard trophy hunting to be cruel, archaic and immoral.
The UK should show global leadership in helping to stop trophy hunting and a ban on trophy imports is an important step to bringing trophy hunting to an end. The Government must take action now, before it is too late.”