Bringing in hunting “prizes” into the UK is set to be banned because of basic animal rights bill that has been underway for a very long time.
The bill obstructs major game hunters from bringing back the body parts of 7,000 animal species.
Elephants, lions, polar bears, panthers, and rhinos are among the animals protected.
This incorporates wild animals just as those bred particularly for trophy hunting. Furthermore, close compromised and threatened species will be covered, alongside jeopardized animals.
Environment Secretary George Eustice portrayed this trophy hunting bill as one of the hardest on the planet.
Infringement could land hunters in jail for as long as five years.
‘Postpone costs lives’
The new declaration, however broadly celebrated, has likewise been scrutinized by campaigners.
Starting around 2019, when the government previously guaranteed the ban, around 300 trophies have been brought into the UK.
That is as per the Campaign to Ban Trophy Hunting, which has gotten support from celebrities Judi Dench, Ricky Gervais, Bill Bailey, and Chris Packham.
The mission’s founder, Eduardo Gonçalves, expressed dissatisfaction at the government’s extended consultation.
Addressing The Guardian, Gonçalves said, “The bill, as far as we’ve seen, looks to be in pretty good shape, but it has been two years since it was originally announced in the Queen’s speech, and many animals have been cruelly and needlessly killed in that time.
So it is really imperative for the government to bring the bill to parliament as quickly as possible.”
“There is sometimes a misperception that trophy hunting is what Americans do.
The reality is that British trophy hunters are among the world’s most notorious elephant hunters,” he added.
According to the founder, pastors informed him that the bill could arrive at parliament as late as the following summer. By then, at that point, it’s conceivable that at least 100 animals will be killed for their body parts and brought back to the UK.
“Delay costs lives,” he said. “Every week that goes by without this ban means more animals, including endangered species, are being shot by British hunters, and their trophies brought back to the country.
Some of these species are careering towards extinction, and certainly, the British public is very strongly opposed to trophy hunting.”
In 2018, analysts found mankind had cleared out 60% of mammals, birds, fish, and reptiles in the last fifty years.
Species overexploitation, including hunting and poaching, was named a key danger.