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Greg Hunt, Federal Environment Minister

Dear Mr Hunt,

I was pleased to read that there have discussions about implementing a ban on the importing of lion trophies from canned hunting into Australia. However I believe that it in itself is not enough. I believe that to bring an end too trophy hunting there has to be a complete ban on all hunting trophies imported into Australia not just lion trophies.

We as a nation need to take action in the prevention of importing animal trophies into Australia. Over the last 32 years there have been around 851 animal related trophies imported into Australia, which has been on an increase the past few years, and these are the ones that were recorded this number does not include the amount of hunting trophies brought into Australia illegally. Not only is trophy hunting a horrendous and vile sport done by people it is also unnecessary in order to maintain ordinary day life. Trophy hunting causes animal a tremendous amount of pain and suffering throughout the experience and even if they are not killed by the hunter himself they will die from the injuries sustained and the inability to go on with their life. Trophy hunting is also one of the main causes in the endangerment and extinction of many animals worldwide like the Tasmanian tiger.

According to the American Psychiatric Association animal abusers are five time more likely to commit violent crimes against people. So we as a society shouldn’t encourage this behaviour.

We need to put a stop to canned and sport hunting. If we ban the importation of all hunting trophies into Australia, we will be able to discourage Australians from participating in this awful sport as the trophy is one of the main reasons why people do it.

I believe that canned and sport hunting is a major problem globally, and will affect everyone. This petition should be a priority to fix in the world, and must not to be left as the global issue that it is. If you ban the importation of hunting trophies, we will truly be able to leave the world to future generations being proud of what we have achieved.

Yours sincerely,
Lachlan Grima

Signed,

Lachlan Grima

This petition closed over 1 year ago

How this will help

By signing this petition, we hope that the Federal Environment Minister. Greg Hunt will have to reconsider his proposal to just ban the importation of lion trophies, and have to take a stronger...

By signing this petition, we hope that the Federal Environment Minister. Greg Hunt will have to reconsider his proposal to just ban the importation of lion trophies, and have to take a stronger position and ban the importation of all animal related trophies into Australia.

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