Closed consultation

Hunting trophies: call for evidence

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Detail of feedback received

13 October 2020: The consultation and call for evidence received 44,470 responses. The COVID-19 emergency set the timetable back, as many of our officials formed part of the response to the pandemic. However, we’re continuing to work on this important area and will publish a response as soon as we can.

Summary

We are asking for evidence to help us understand more about the scale of imports and export of hunting trophies to and from the UK, and their impacts.

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Consultation description

We are seeking evidence on the impacts of trophy hunting and the import and export of hunting trophies to and from the UK. In particular, we’re looking to understand:

  • the number of hunting trophies entering and leaving the UK
  • the effect of stricter controls on UK businesses
  • effects of trophy hunting
  • existing restrictions in other countries

This call for evidence is being held at the same time as our consultation on controls of the import and export of hunting trophies. We will use the information from both to determine whether further action is required.

Update: The closing closing date has been extended by 1 month to 25 February 2020.

Published 2 November 2019
Last updated 13 October 2020 + show all updates
  1. Added a note to say how many responses the consultation and call for evidence received, and to explain why there's a delay to publishing a summary of the responses.

  2. Added a note to explain that there will be a delay to publishing the summary of responses to this call for evidence.

  3. The consultation closing date has been extended by 1 month to 25 February 2020. This is because some individuals and organisations may not have been able to fully engage in this call for evidence as a result of the pre-election and Christmas periods.

  4. First published.