Hunting Trophy Ban Threat To Deer-Stalking Industry
Shooting Times & Country|November 27, 2019
Banning the export of trophies is a proposal that could threaten the livelihoods and conservation efforts of the deer-stalking sector
Matt cross

Defra is considering a ban on all trophy hunting exports, including trophies taken from the UK’s abundant and well-managed deer species.

“A ban on all hunting trophies entering or leaving the UK” is one of four options being considered as part of Defra’s consultation on regulating trophy imports and exports (News, 20 November).

The consultation document explains that the ban would be enforced at the UK border by border force officers who would be given “necessary powers to detect and pursue illegal movement”.

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