Thank Taylor Wessing for Highlighting the Cruelty of Trophy Hunting

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Originally Posted: 11 Jan 2011

Thank Taylor Wessing for Highlighting the Cruelty of Trophy Hunting

FROM  League Against Cruel Sports

ACTION

The League Against Cruel sports would like you to email Taylor Wessing to congratulate them for being brave enough to sponsor a competition which dares to tackle such an emotive subject.

This grotesque photograph which is the ultimate expression of the dominance of individuals over wild animals is now hanging in the National Portrait Gallery in London.

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Tim Eyles, Partner
Taylor Wessing
5 New Street Square
London EC4A 3TW
DX 41 London United Kingdom
phone  +44 (0) 20 7300 7000
fax +44 (0) 20 7300 7100
email

INFORMATION / TALKING POINTS

The image above shows the winning photograph from the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2010 which has been won by David Chancellor, 49, for his portrait, Huntress with Buck, which depicts a 14 year old girl from Alabama on her first hunting trip to South Africa.

That photograph was the winning entry in a competition sponsored by Taylor Wessing, a law firm with offices in the UK and across the world. This grotesque photograph which is the ultimate expression of the dominance of individuals over wild animals is now hanging in the National Portrait Gallery in London.

The League would like you to email Taylor Wessing to congratulate them for being brave enough to sponsor a competition which dares to tackle such an emotive subject. As the recent death of the Exmoor Emperor illustrated, the public find trophy hunting abhorrent and are deeply outraged by any kind of promotion of such activities.

Highlighting the cruelty and barbaric nature of human behaviour towards wild animals is easily done but when it is done in such an ambivalent way it really provokes strong reactions from people and we would like you to thank Taylor Wessing.

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