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Politicians and conservationists demand a ban on the 'absolutely inexplicable' trophy hunting of iconic endangered species such as elephants, rhinos and giraffes

Dozens of European politicians and conservation groups have called for ban on the trophy hunting of such endangered species as elephants, giraffes and rhinos.  Commercial trade in more than 1,000 endangered species of animals and plants is banned by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES).  These animals are listed under the convention's so-called Appendix I.  The hunting of animals for trophies, however, has been exempt from this ban, as the activity is deemed as being 'non-commercial'.  Read more.....

 

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