Local NGOs lobby House of Lords over hunting

In the news again: The House of Lords today takes on the second reading of a bill to block wildlife imports into the UK PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO
In the news again: The House of Lords today takes on the second reading of a bill to block wildlife imports into the UK PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO

Today (Friday), the House of Lords is scheduled to debate the second reading of a proposed bill which seeks to ban imports of hunting trophies into Great Britain. Local and regional communities dependent on hunting and concerned the British move could spread to other countries, lobbied the House this week and are waiting with bated breath, Staff Writer, MBONGENI MGUNI reports

Today’s debate on the second reading of the Hunting Trophies (Import Prohibition) Bill is just one more step towards passing a law many communities who live alongside wildlife in Botswana and the Southern African region, have been dreading.

The bill’s presence in the House of Lords follows a process in the House of Commons, the ordinary parliamentary platform it went through in March this year.

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