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20 Jan 2022

Vegas Polar bear hunt auction to fund fight against animal trophy ban in UK

Chief Correspondent

What could possibly connect an American auction to hunt and kill polar bears and the UK parliament?

Tonight, hunters will start bidding to shoot the bears at the world’s most important trophy hunting convention being held in Las Vegas.

The aim is to use some of the money raised to fight UK government plans to pass one of the world’s strictest bans on importing animal trophies.

But some argue even if the ban is delivered, it could actually risk undermining conservation of species.

Warning – there are images of animals being shot in this report.