Wildlife Crime - 6th February 2014
North Thanet's MP
Sir Roger Gale, President of Conservative Animal Welfare , has today condemned
the twin threats posed by "moronic tourists" and organised crime to
the world's endangered wildlife. Speaking in the debate on wildlife crime in
the Commons this afternoon the MP poured scorn on "the cowards who go out
with Rifles with telescopic sights to slaughter animals and then go back to
Japan or the USA or Europe to boast about how close they got and how brave they
This so - called tourist trade in what is revoltingly
known as "canned hunting has to be brought to an end "
The MP also hit out at the "Chinese and Far-Eastern
mafia cashing in on a primitive belief in the medicinal powers of rhino horn
and tiger bone that have no more medicinal value than toenail clippings "
Welcoming the International conference to be held at
Lancaster House next week which will launch United for Wildlife with the
backing of the Duke of Cambridge,Prince Charles and the Duke of Edinburgh Sir
Roger added " the conference must end not in words but in action backed by
hard cash and by ruthless enforcement."