Saturday, 14 March 2015

UK Government urged to follow suit as Australia become first country to ban import of lion hunting trophies

The UK Government has been urged to ban the import of lion hunting trophies today, as animal welfare groups and concerned members of the public gather in Trafalgar Square to participate in the London leg of the Global March for Lions, an event which is running in several cities across the world.

At the march in Melbourne, the decision to ban the import of lion body parts to prevent hunters from bringing home hunting trophies was announced, in a move which has been welcomed by animal welfare groups. The ban is the first of its kind and sets a global precedent for the protection of African lions. FOUR PAWS UK welcomes the ban and calls on the UK to follow suit.

The ban, which takes immediate effect, was announced by Australia’s Minister for the Environment, Greg Hunt, and is a response to community outrage over canned lion hunting in South Africa.

“In canned hunting, captive bred lions that are used to human contact are shot in small enclosures with no chance of escape. Up to 1,000 lions are killed in this barbaric industry every year,” said Julie Sanders, Country Manager of FOUR PAWS UK.

No comments:

Post a Comment

You only need to enter your comment once! Comments will appear once they have been moderated. This is so as to stop the would-be comedian who has been spamming the comments here with inane and often offensive remarks. You know who you are!

Related Posts with Thumbnails