The Times view on importing animal trophies into Britain: Killing for Sport – The Times

It is five years since a dentist from Minnesota killed Hwange national park’s most famous resident. The death of Cecil the lion caused an outcry in the UK and in the rest of the world against trophy hunting. Yet Britons are still killing big game for sport. Among them is the businessman David Watt, who has been unmasked as an organiser of trophy hunts in South Africa where people can pay to kill lions.

On Mr Watt’s website his clients pose with dead zebra, lions, baboons, leopards and buffalo. He is one of seven British men named in a new book, Trophy Hunters Exposed, Inside the Big Game Industry. Along with other supporters of big game hunting he argues that the activity helps conservation

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