House of Commons
Ban on trophy hunting imports
EDM #50
Tabled 09 January 2020
2019-20 Session
That this House welcomes the Government's public consultation on controls on the import and export of hunting trophies; notes the strong cross-party support for EDM 1829, Session 2017-19 and that 86 per cent of the British public support an end to trophy hunting; further notes that most UK trophy imports are of threatened species and that the number of trophy imports from captive-bred animals is growing; believes that trophy hunting has had devastating impacts on some wildlife populations and that the pursuit of animals with the largest tusks, horns, or antlers is resulting in artificial selection which imperils the survival of these species; further believes that trophy hunting fees rarely provide substantive funding for conservation or benefits to local communities; is strongly of the view that killing animals for trophies is indefensible and cruel and that it has no place in the modern world; urges policy-makers to work with stakeholders to support sustainable economic development that creates real prosperity for people through preserving our natural heritage; and calls on the Government to implement a comprehensive ban on trophy hunting imports and exports as quickly as possible, to consider an immediate moratorium, and to work with other Governments to help bring an end to trophy hunting.

Signatures (48)

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.
In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.
Gibson, Patricia
Scottish National Party
14 January 2020
MacAskill, Kenny
Scottish National Party
15 January 2020
Roberts, Rob
Conservative
15 January 2020
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
15 January 2020
Robinson, Gavin
Democratic Unionist Party
15 January 2020
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
15 January 2020
Spellar, John
Labour
15 January 2020
Doogan, Dave
Scottish National Party
16 January 2020
Green, Kate
Labour
16 January 2020
Abrahams, Debbie
Labour
16 January 2020
Bardell, Hannah
Scottish National Party
16 January 2020
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
16 January 2020
O'Hara, Brendan
Scottish National Party
16 January 2020
Glindon, Mary
Labour
16 January 2020
Sobel, Alex
Labour
16 January 2020
Antoniazzi, Tonia
Labour
16 January 2020
Hobhouse, Wera
Liberal Democrat
16 January 2020
Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
16 January 2020
Donaldson, Sir Jeffrey M
Democratic Unionist Party
16 January 2020
Hill, Mike
Labour
16 January 2020
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
16 January 2020
McDonald, Stuart C
Scottish National Party
16 January 2020
Hayes, Helen
Labour
16 January 2020
Bonnar, Steven
Scottish National Party
16 January 2020
Ferrier, Margaret
Scottish National Party
16 January 2020
Jardine, Christine
Liberal Democrat
17 January 2020
Cowan, Ronnie
Scottish National Party
20 January 2020
Tami, Mark
Labour
20 January 2020
McDonald, Stewart Malcolm
Scottish National Party
20 January 2020
Kinnock, Stephen
Labour
20 January 2020
Jenkyns, Mrs Andrea
Conservative
20 January 2020
Oswald, Kirsten
Scottish National Party
20 January 2020
Dorans, Allan
Scottish National Party
20 January 2020
Osborne, Kate
Labour
20 January 2020
Barker, Paula
Labour
20 January 2020
Whitley, Mick
Labour
20 January 2020
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
20 January 2020
Anderson, Fleur
Labour
20 January 2020
Yasin, Mohammad
Labour
20 January 2020
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
20 January 2020
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
20 January 2020
Blake, Olivia
Labour
21 January 2020
There are no withdrawn signatures for this Motion