Did you know Australia is ranked 10th in the world for the number of protected mammal trophies imported into the country?
That’s 10th in the world for bringing home the body parts of wildlife hunted overseas for private display, including trophies of species like giraffes and zebras.
Unfortunately, imports of wildlife hunting trophies are not declining, and have in fact risen over the last twenty years.
This year, our national environment laws are being updated. This legislation, the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act (EPBC Act) is the same legislation responsible for managing import permits for hunting trophies.
While this law is being overhauled, we have a chance to make improvements that would completely ban the import of hunting trophies.
Will you help us by writing to Environment Minister The Hon. Tanya Plibersek, asking her to implement a ban on the import of hunting trophies into Australia?