Many Africans believe proposed British ban on importation of hunting trophies is racist and an example of neo-colonialism

41% of people across large swathes of the southern half of Africa believe that the proposed British ban on the importation of hunting trophies is racist

NEWS AND COMMENT: The UK Parliament is struggling to pass the Hunting Trophies (Import Prohibition) Bill which will ban the importation of hunting trophies from Africa and other countries. The unelected Lords have effectively blocked it. They’ve probably been lobbied by the rich hunters. There may be some trophy hunters among them. But a new aspect of …

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Cecil the Lion has not died in vain after British MPs vote through a ban on the importation of hunting trophies

A stuffed lion head on a wall somewhere that was once a trophy and ended up being for sale online

Britain is leading Europe in the creation of legislation to ban the importation of hunting trophies from big game into the UK. There is no EU law banning trophy imports. It seems that this UK legislation is one benefit of Brexit. Yesterday, Members of Parliament unanimously backed a ban on the importation of hunting …

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Gary Lineker tells the British government to ban trophy imports in a Times letter

Gary Lineker writes to The Times to encourage British members of Parliament to vote for a ban on the importation of trophies from trophy hunting

NEWS AND OPINION: The British government is debating a ban on trophy hunting imports into the UK. The bill passing through Parliament is the Hunting Trophies (Import Prohibition) Bill 2022-2023. This is a promise made by this Conservative government. But I’m told today that there is a possibility that the bill might not pass …

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Celebrity TV rat catcher and trophy hunter will be stopped by new UK legislation

Ricky Clark shamed

NEWS AND OPINION: Ricky Clark is a rat catcher by trade. He became a TV celebrity by dint of his enthusiastic personality and buff appearance according to The Times newspaper. He has a BBC1 series called The Rat Pack which shows how he catches and kills rats with his dogs. The show received favourable …

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Dr. Walter Palmer who killed Cecil the Lion still gets many one-star ratings

Walter Palmer and Cecil the Lion

You may recall that Dr. Walter Palmer is the notorious Minnesota dentist who shot and killed Cecil the Lion. Well, actually he shot the lion with his bow and arrow, but it did not kill Cecil who was finished off by an agent later, I believe. The news was all over the Internet because …

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UK government delays the promised ban on the importation of sport hunting trophies

UK law

Not long ago the Conservative UK government promised to ban the importation of hunting trophies. The promise was in part a response to the general population’s desire to do this and I suspect Carrie Johnson, Boris Johnson’s wife had a say in the matter. But now, in a move which will further deteriorate the …

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Callous trophy hunters cause untold amounts of agony in the animals they kill

NEWS AND COMMENT: Animal advocates are lucky to have a man like Eduardo Gonçalves who is fighting against trophy and sport hunting intelligently and I hope devastatingly well. In his book Trophy Hunters Exposed: Inside the Big Game Industry he exposes the brutal callousness of trophy hunters and the untold amounts of agony that …

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Inauthentic breeding and shooting of lions in South Africa might be banned

Canned lion hunting might be banned in South Africa

SOUTH AFRICA-NEWS AND VIEWS: The South African government has realised that public opinion is turning against one of their major businesses: the captive breeding, captive hunting, captive petting (of cubs) and captive use and abuse of lions. In that vein they want to provide tourists, which has to include trophy and sport hunters, with …

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