Trophy hunting holidays ‘should be banned’ under new welfare guidelines

Trophy hunting holidays ‘should be banned’ under new welfare guidelines

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Trophy hunts should no longer be offered to holidaymakers under new animal welfare guidelines from the UK’s biggest travel association.

Also discouraged from sale are canned hunts – where animals are bred in captivity for the purpose of in enclosures – and trips to cub petting farms and lion encounters, which experts say help to fuel the vile industry.

Mounts and animal pelts sold at an agricultural fair (Image: Getty)

companies dress up their sick sport as a relaxing break in the sun. They produce glossy brochures which boast about spas and swimming pools at their luxury hunting lodges.

“There are booking sites that compare prices and help you find last-minute deals.

“You can get special fun-for-all-the-family deals and discounts for the kids. It’s a completely warped and twisted industry.

“ABTA’s new guidelines are a welcome step.

“Our government needs to move ahead with its proposed ban on trophy imports and exports as quickly as possible. There should be an immediate moratorium on trophy imports pending legislation to ban them once and for all.”

ABTA members should also avoid selling any direct contact with elephants or trips to unlicensed zoos(Image: Jai Das / SWNS.com)

Clare Jenkinson of ABTA said: “The revised guidelines will mean that travel companies can implement animal welfare approaches that reflect latest evidence.”

This article was first published by The Mirror on 18 December 2019.


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Sue Lesmond
Sue Lesmond

The only good hunter is a dead one! Hunt the hunters! An eye for an eye!

Deannajo60
Deannajo60

So let me get this right, we have to donate in order to save these animals? Not that they aren’t worth it because they are, but what if someone would love to sign your petition but can’t donate? Like me.

Karen Lyons Kalmenson

if you want to hunt, build a time machine and go back to the stone age