UK named in ‘deadly dozen’ nations of trophy hunters who travel to Africa to slaughter elephants for fun

BRITAIN has today been named in the “Deadly Dozen” of 12 countries with the most elephant slaughterers.

UK hunters have taken more than 1,089 elephant trophies and more than tonne of ivory back home from Africa, a new report reveals..

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Shocking photo appears to show two smirking trophy hunters next to a dead elephant in Africa[/caption]

It comes after Brit hunter Malcolm King was outed as one of the world’s top big game hunters.

The shocking report by the Campaign to Ban Trophy Hunting also reveals that elephant ivory stolen by hunters has increased twelve-fold over the past 30 years.

Meanwhile, elephant populations have plunged from around 1.3million to just 400,000.

ELEPHANT SHORTAGE

Zimbabwean Ron Thompson is accused of killing 5,000 elephants.

Eduardo Gonçalves, founder of the Campaign to Ban Trophy Hunting, told the Daily Mirror: “The trophy hunting industry is slaughtering elephants left, right and centre.

“Killing elephants for fun is unacceptable, even more so because of the seriousness of the current crisis.

“The recent surge in elephant hunting shows that the industry is out of control.

Last week a rhino poacher was trampled to death by elephants then eaten by lions at Kruger National Park in South Africa.

The hunter has shot animals including wild sheep, goats, deer and oxen
Hunter Malcolm King has shot animals including wild sheep, goats, deer and oxen
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Malcolm King has been named among the world's most elite hunters
Malcolm King has been named among the world’s most elite hunters
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Mr King has travelled across Asia, Africa and the South Pacific to pursue hunting
Mr King has travelled across Asia, Africa and the South Pacific to pursue hunting
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