Science v Sensationalism: Our letter to the Telegraph

Following recent Telegraph coverage that celebrities have written an open letter to the Secretary of State on banning both imports and exports of trophies, BASC has added to the discussion to receive fair balance. You can read our responses to Defra’s consultation here.

Sir,

There are two inherent differences between those that are against so-called ‘trophy hunting’ and those that understand its benefits.

Those wanting a ban are a collaboration of animal rights extremists and celebrities chasing cheap headlines and social media ‘likes’.

Those in favour, taken from a fully referenced letter in support of sustainable hunting, are made up of experts in ecology, wildlife conservation and natural resources.

The government must remain focused on science rather than sensationalism as anything else would prove catastrophic for biodiversity and rural communities around the world that depend on sustainable hunting for income and food.

Martin Edwards,
Head of deer management

What can you do?

We need you to respond individually to the consultation and share your experience. Here are the two things you can do:

  1. Contact Defra as an individual stating your opposition to option three: A ban on all hunting trophies entering or leaving the UK. You can do this by emailing Defra here: huntingtrophyconsultation@defra.gov.uk 
     
  2. Fill in this template document providing your own personal experience and send it to Defra

Deadline extended until 25th February

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