On 14th May, a briefing paper from the House of Commons Library examines this issue, saying that trophy hunting is legal as long as it complies with a country’s existing hunting legislation, including ensuring all proper permits have been obtained.  Exports and imports of hunting trophies from endangered species must be licenced under CITES.  Control on imports of hunting trophies by the EU where strenthenedin 2015 to address concerns about links to wildlife trafficking.  Several countries have banned the import of hunting trophies – the UK government is not considering a ban but has said that it does keep the rules constantly under review.

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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