United Kingdom – Hunting Trophies (Import Prohibition) Bill

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At the 2019 General Election, both major parties included a ban on trophy imports in their manifestos. The Hunting Trophies (Import Prohibition) Bill passed unanimously in the House of Commons in 2023, but was subsequently blocked by a tiny group of unelected peers in the House of Lords.

An identical bill is coming back to the Commons on 22 March 2024.

Please add your name to this letter calling on party leaders (Rishi Sunak MP, Sir Keir Starmer MP and Sir Ed Davey MP) to throw their full support behind it:

Call on UK party leaders to support a ban on imports from trophy hunting – Action Network


Further Reading

Letter to EU Commissioner for the Environment, Oceans and Fisheries proposing further ban on importing hunting trophies,” Conservation Action Trust, 19 February 2024

Former Botswana president urges ‘unethical’ Lords to back trophy hunting import ban,” The Telegraph, 22 February 2024



Vile trophy hunting travel firm shuts down after owner exposed in investigation,” Mirror, 11 February 2024

Trophy Hunting: An Unnecessary Evil,” IWB, 11 September 2023

UK Hunting Trophies (Import Prohibition) Bill,” IWB, 27 February 2023

Hunting Trophies (Import Prohibition) Bill – United Kingdom,” IWB, 6 November 2022

UK Voters Overwhelmingly Support a Hunting Trophy Import Ban,” IWB, 14 March 2022

Why Britain should Ban Hunting Trophies ASAP,” IWB, 7 January 2022

UK Consultation on Hunting Trophies,” IWB, 10 December 2021

“We must end this barbaric practice”” IWB 21 July 2021

New Poll Shows Overwhelming Support for a Total UK Hunting Trophy Import Ban,” IWB, 26 April 2021

Is ‘celebrity power’ undermining global conservation efforts?,” IWB, 21 January 2021

Informing the Debate on Trophy Hunting,” IWB, 17 July 2020

Call on UK Government – Hunting Trophy Import/Export Ban,” 2 July 2020

Consultation on controls on the import and export of hunting trophies,” IWB, 4 November 2019


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