The Hunting Trophies (Import Prohibition) Bill has been approved by MPs in the UK.
Why it matters
The bill is significant as it would prevent British hunters from bringing home body parts of animals, including lions, rhinos, elephants and polar bears. The ban was included in the Tory election manifesto in 2019, but it has faced repeated hurdles. The legislation will now undergo further scrutiny in the House of Lords before it can become law.
What the papers say
The Mirror, The Independent, The Times
How we got here
The UK government promised a ban on trophy hunting imports in its 2019 election manifesto, and included it in the Queen's Speech and in its grand 2021 animal welfare action plan. However, the proposed legislation has been threatened by amendments tabled by Tory MPs, which seek to introduce an exemption clause for certain so-called 'trophies'.
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