Consultation launched on the import and export of hunting trophies

Date: 
Saturday, November 2, 2019
Source: 
GOV.UK

 

A consultation and a call for evidence have been launched to gather views and expert evidence on trophy hunting.

The Government today (Saturday 2 November) launched a consultation on options to restrict the imports and exports of hunting trophies to the UK - including a potential ban.

The consultation, alongside a call for evidence, will allow ministers to understand the public’s views on all sides of the debate and gather expert evidence to inform any next steps.

The 12-week consultation will close on Saturday 25 January 2020. The four main options being consulted on are:

  • A ban on the import and export of hunting trophies from certain species
  • Stricter requirements to demonstrate clear benefits to conservation and local communities before hunting trophies from certain species are permitted to enter or leave the UK
  • A ban on all hunting trophies entering or leaving the UK
  • Continuing to apply current controls based on internationally agreed rules.

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