UK House of Commons Passes Legislation to Ban Trophy Hunting Imports

The Hunting Trophies (Import Prohibition) Bill has passed the United Kingdom’s House of Commons and will now proceed through the House of Lords. The bill, put forward by Conservative Member of Parliament Henry Smith, would prohibit the import of hunting trophies of animals listed by CITES into Great Britain. Smith said: “Our country does not want to be part of a trade in the body parts of endangered species. Today the Commons sent this message loud and clear.”