A TV broadcaster and conservationist is backing an Anglesey MP's call for a government ban on trophy hunting imports.

Bill Oddie is throwing his weight behind Ynys Môn Member of Parliament Albert Owen's bid to help save wild animals from being hunted to extinction.

New figures show that nearly 400 hunting trophies from endangered animals have been imported into Britain, including a ton of elephant tusks.

Mr Owen said “Britain is a nation of animal lovers. The vast majority of constituents regard trophy hunting to be cruel, archaic and immoral. The UK should show global leadership in helping to stop it."

Bill Oddie said: “Elephants, lions, leopards, cheetahs and rhinos are all fighting for their lives. We could see them extinct within a generation.

"Trophy hunting has always been senseless cruelty. Letting people kill them because they think it's entertaining is insane, especially when you’re talking about wildlife with such a vulnerable status.”