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1 Jul 2020

Five years after Cecil the lion was shot dead, trophy hunting continues

Chief Correspondent

Warning: this report contains distressing images of animal cruelty.

Tomorrow will mark five years since Cecil the lion was shot by an American dentist. The killing sparked an international outcry to ban lion trophy hunting.

The UK government has made repeated promises to ban it, but hunters continue to import, quite legally, lion trophies into Britain.

Our Chief Correspondent Alex Thomson has spoken exclusively to the controversial safari tour operators who lead the hunts.