The United Kingdom Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) has opened the “Consultation on controls on the import and export of hunting trophies” (opened 2 November 2019, closing on 25 January 2020).
The consultation is in two parts – both open to on-line completion, plus submission before the deadline via postal mail, or e-mail:
in writing to: Trophy Hunting team, Seacole building, 2 Marsham Street, London, SW1P 4DF;
or by emailing [email protected]
Download Guidance (PDF): Hunting Trophy Consultation Document
On-line Submission: Consultation
“Four options are included in this consultation for consideration. They are:
a. Option one: A ban on the import and export of hunting trophies from certain species;
b. Option two: Stricter requirements for clear benefits to conservation and local communities to be demonstrated before hunting trophies from certain species are permitted to enter or leave the UK;
c. Option three: A ban on all hunting trophies entering or leaving the UK;
d. Option four: Do nothing – continue to apply current controls based on internationally agreed rules.
The options do not need to be considered as exclusive. Options may be combined, for example hunting trophies from a limited number of species may be prohibited entirely, with strict import requirements being adopted for others. We would be interested in hearing your views on these options, including suggestions for modification or refinement.”
Download Guidance (PDF): Hunting Trophy Evidence Document
On-line submission: Call for Evidence
It is important for individuals to at the very least express their views to Part 1 , as no doubt this consultation will be subject to intense lobbying from all sides of the trophy hunting debate.
IWB will prepare and submit a full submission to Parts 1 and 2, posting that submission on this page in due course.
“UK GOVT BAN ON TROPHY HUNTING IMPORTS PUBLIC CONSULTATION LAUNCHED,” Pieter Kat (LionAid), Change.org, 2 November 2019