British trophy hunters are helping to bring some of the world's most endangered wildlife closer to the brink of extinction.
Over 2,500 animal trophies and body parts have been brought into the UK over the past decade, of which 15% were from the most endangered 'Appendix I' species. UK hunters also brought home nearly a ton of elephant tusk ivory.
The most popular trophies for UK hunters are elephants, hippopotamus, black bears, baboons, leopards, zebras, and lions. The populations of these animals are rapidly declining.
Animals killed by trophy hunters often suffer slow, painful deaths.
We now have a chance to raise this important issue in Parliament. Early Day Motion 50 calls for a ban on the import and export of hunting trophies.
Sign this petition now to urge your MP to add their name to EDM 50 and support the ban on this cruel trade.
If you have a UK postal address, signing this petition will send the email below [click 'read petition letter'] to your MP, from your email address.
Trophy hunting is cruel, barbaric, and is helping to push some of the world's most endangered wildlife ever closer towards extinction.
British trophy hunters have killed hundreds of endangered lions, hippos, leopards, rhinos, zebras and other animals in recent years, and brought their 'trophies' back to this country.
EDM 50 calls for a ban on the import of hunting trophies into Britain. This is an important step in bringing an end to this terrible industry.
Animals killed by trophy hunters often suffer slow, painful deaths. It has no place in a modern, civilised society.
This is an issue I and many others feel very strongly about. As my elected representative, will you take a clear public stance that reflects my views and those of your constituents, and if you haven't already, support EDM 50?
NB This email is sent via the Campaign to Ban Trophy Hunting at http://www.care2.com/EDM1829.
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