Naturalist and environmental campaigner Chris Packham has called for the government to ban imports of fur, describing it as “absolutely sickening.”

Over a million people have signed a petition set up by the Humane Society International’s #FurFreeBritain campaign, which was delivered to Downing Street on Tuesday.

Packham said that now, in the midst of the climate change crisis, we “need to have an affinity for, and a respect for, life, other life, animal life.”