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March 17, 2019 - The Telegraph

Elephant feet and polar bear skins among hunting trophies imported into Britain

Elephant feet and polar bear skins among hunting trophies imported into Britain
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Elephant feet, polar bear skins and a rug made from a slaughtered lion are among the endangered species parts shipped into Britain as trophies in a single year, the Telegraph can reveal.

Trophy hunting imports have already been banned by France, Australia and the Netherlands. According to files held by Cites, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species which oversees the agreement governments have signed concerning the trade and movement of wild animals, 82 of the most endangered species or creatures whose future is threatened if trade not carefully controlled were imported to the UK in 2017-18.

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