Petition No 0976/2021 by Joanna Swabe (Dutch) on the necessity for EU action with regard to trophy hunting  
Petition data  

0976/2021

Summary title: Petition No 0976/2021 by Joanna Swabe (Dutch) on the necessity for EU action with regard to trophy hunting

Petition number: 0976/2021

Topics: Animal Welfare,  Trade,  Environment - Protection and Preservation,  Environment

Country: European Union

Name of association: Humane Society International/Europe

Petitioner data  

Name: Joanna Swabe

Petition Summary  

The petitioner calls for the EU to take urgent action in the framework of its commitments outlined in the EU Biodiversity Strategy to ensure that the existing requirements of the EU Wildlife Trade Regulations and Habitats Directive with respect to hunting trophies are being properly implemented. She expresses her view that trophy hunting has no place in modern society and the gratuitous killing of wild animals by a small minority of hunters to obtain trophies negatively impacts wild animal populations, exacerbates other pressures on biodiversity, maintains geopolitical inequalities and fails to deliver meaningful socio-economic benefits. She alleges that the EU is the second biggest importer of hunting trophies in the world.