Zimbabwe’s most well–known and much–photographed black–maned lion, affectionately named Cecil, was recently killed by a hunter. This lion, whose head and skin were removed, is only one of about 200 such lion ‘trophies’ that hunters legally import to the EU each year. Germany, France and Spain are the biggest importers.
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Lions are classed as vulnerable in the International Union for the Conservation of Nature’s red list of endangered species, and critically endangered in western Africa due to over–hunting and a scarcity of prey.
Keith Taylor, Green Party MEP for south–east England, said, “It’s outrageous that lions are being killed just so someone in Europe can decorate their home with the body parts. The European commission must immediately impose an EU ban on all imports of lion body parts”.
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