UK hunters have killed literally hundreds of elephants, hippos, leopards, zebras and lions - and then brought home their trophies and body parts for show.
SKY NEWS: ‘Around 400 body parts from endangered animals like crocodiles, lions and rhinos have also been taken as trophies, according to the Campaign to Ban Trophy Hunting (CBTH). The group pointed to what it called an “extraordinary loophole” in legislation in the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), which allows wealthy hunters who poach endangered species to bring back trophies from their kills.
“UK hunters have killed literally hundreds of elephants, hippos, leopards, zebras and lions – and then brought home their trophies and body parts for show,” CBTH spokesperson Eduardo Goncalves said. “As well as tusks and mounted trophies, UK hunters bring home ‘souvenirs’ from their elephant-hunting expeditions that include trunks, feet, ears and tails.”
Around 2,500 trophies have been brought home by hunters in the last decade, 400 of which were from endangered species. Between 2007 and 2016, there were 922kg of elephant tusks and an additional 147 tusks. With each tusk weighing between six and eighth kilograms this equals two tonnes in total’. SOURCE…