On Wednesday, June 15, Henry Smith MP has introduced a landmark bill to Parliament, to ban hunters from bringing “trophies” of vulnerable & endangered animals into Britain. Named the Import Prohibition Bill, it would be the strongest bill of its kind, in the world, and has the approval of the Government as well as from UK animal welfare groups & wildlife. Recently, an opinion poll found that 86% of voters support the ban.
Many wild species of animal are under the ever growing threat of their extinction. African elephants have recently been upgraded to Endangered on the International Union for the Conservation of Nature ( IUCN ) Red List.