Our report, Trophy Hunting: Busting the myths and exposing the cruelty, examines the scale, scope and impact of trophy hunting and debunks the claims made by trophy hunters. Taken from that report, here’s 10 facts you need to know about trophy hunting:
- Trophy hunting is the killing of an animal for sport or pleasure in order to display part or all of its body as a trophy.
- Born Free is opposed to the killing of any animal for sport or pleasure and is against all forms of trophy hunting. We want to eliminate trophy hunting by exposing its fundamental immorality and demonstrating alternative solutions.
- According to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), 290,000 trophy items from nearly 300 CITES-listed species were exported across the world between 2008 and 2017.
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