Cecil's Law - To stop the import of wildlife trophies into the UK

After the senseless vanity killing of Cecil's son Xanda, just two years after Cecil's death we must have a new law. That law is Cecil's Law.  Cecil’s Law will stop hunters importing their gruesome trophies back to Britain. We are calling on Prime Minister Theresa May and the government to introduce legislation that would make animal heads, skins, claws and teeth contraband.

We are outraged by the illegal slaughter of Cecil and now his son Xanda, and find it despicable that Britain has allowed the importation of lion trophies with the correct paperwork. Official figures show that between 2010 and 2013 three skins, seven skulls and sixteen “trophies” arrived in the UK.

Animals everywhere are currently being abused all around the world, and, tragic as Cecil’s death was, it opened the eyes of the world to this despicable practice yet it has happened again. Now we must act. Britain needs a Cecil’s Law which bans the import of animal trophies from any country, and we should stop trophy hunting in this country, too.

 

We were impressed that some airlines actually took it upon themselves to lead the way, by banning the transport of these trophies. All respects to them. Now we need to see our Prime Minister show leadership, by banning trophy imports. It could be done very quickly if the will is there. We believe that the British public would enthusiastically welcome such a law. 

Together, we can deliver Cecil’s Law for the UK, and set an example to the world. Over 1000 lions are bred and slaughtered as trophies every year in South Africa alone, with black-maned males - such as Cecil  - being the most highly prized.

Canned hunting is an industry that hides behind several deceptive fronts. Young lions, often inbred, are raised with human interaction, used for ‘cub petting’, walking and tourist “selfies” in their early days. They are fed and trained to interact with humans until fully grown when they become available for the trophy hunters. The lions, now used to routine feeding and human presence, present no challenge to the hunter who shoots them within the enclosure. They even drug the lions to make the killing easier. The ‘hunters’ only want the head and maybe the skin as trophies.

The remains of the lion, including bones, paws and claws, penis and internal body parts are then sent to the far east to be used in traditional Asian medicine such as “Lion Brew” - an alleged virility-enhancing drink containing ground lion bone.

THIS VILE INDUSTRY MUST BE STOPPED

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Email info@savemetrust.org to help us and to add your logo to the campaign. There will be a demonstration in London soon

We are working with cross-party MP's and the following organisations to create Cecil's Law: 

 

ADI Animal Defenders International

www.ad-international.org 

Animal Aid

www.animalaid.org.uk

Badger Trust

www.badger.org.uk 

Born Free

www.bornfree.org.uk

CACH, Campaign Against Canned Hunting

www.cannedlion.org

CAFH Blue Fox

www.conservativesagainstfoxhunting.com

Conservation Action Trust

www.cat.org.in

Cullinan & Associates Inc.

www.cullinans.co.za

Drakenstein Lion Park

www.lionrescue.org.za

Flooglebinder

www.flooglebinder.co.uk

For the Love of Wildlife

www.fortheloveofwildlife.org.au

Four Paws South Africa

www.four-paws.org.za

Great Plains Wildlife Films

 

Hound Off

www.houndsoff.co.uk 

HSI UK

www.hsi.org

Hunt Sabs

www.huntsabs.org.uk

Invent Africa Safaris

www.inventafrica.com

Lion Aid

www.lionaid.org 

Lions Rock Big Cat Sanctuary

www.lionsrock.org

National Council of SPCA

www.nspca.co.za

Network for Animals

www.houndsoff.co.uk 

PETA

www.peta.org 

Powa

www.powa.org.uk 

Viva!

www.viva.org.uk

Lush

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