Trophy hunting – the problems with a ban

There have been several failed attempts to push through a trophy import ban – and now, as we approach the 2024 election, both Conservatives and Labour are jumping on the ‘ban’dwagon to stop something most of them don’t understand. Despite this cross-party enthusiasm, former Conservative MP Neil Parish doesn’t think introducing a ban on hunting ‘trophy’ imports will be easy – not least because of increasing resentment from African leaders, who see it as wealthy western countries once again imposing rules that affect their people. Parish says a ban will take away freedoms for people to hunt overseas and affect essential wildlife management at their destinations.

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