Thank you for contacting me about trophy hunting imports.
I understand your concerns, and I agree that it is important we protect endangered animals across the world. I am encouraged that the UK Government is committed to conserving the world's wildlife.
I believe action is needed to stop this sort of exploitation, and I am therefore pleased that the Government has launched a consultation on options to restrict the imports and exports of hunting trophies to the UK - including a potential ban.
This consultation, alongside a call for evidence, will allow ministers to understand the public’s views on all sides of the debate and gather expert evidence to inform any next steps. It ran until 25th February 2020, and you can see information about it by visiting https://consult.defra.gov.uk/wildlife-management/trophy-hunting-consultation/
Thank you again for taking the time to contact me. I will review the Government's response to the consultation with interest.