OceanCare calls for a consistent import ban on all trophies of endangered animal species in Switzerland. This political push, which would make Switzerland set an example for other countries to follow, is expected to be tabled already for the Swiss parliament’s summer session (May 30 – June 17).
Trophy hunting is on the rise all over the world. More than 700 polar bears a year fall victim to the hunters’ bullets in Canada alone. Many trophies, like skulls, hides and other body parts, end up as decoration in the hunters’ homes. Polar bears are already endangered due to habitat loss caused by climate change. Therefore OceanCare calls on the Swiss parliament to ban the import and transit of hunting trophies. Without a trophy, this kind of hunting loses its attraction.