Trophy Hunting – The Heart of the Matter

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Banner Image – Merelize Van Der Merwe and her Valentine’s Day present trophy hunting kill  (assisted by Professional Hunter, Chrisjan Bakker) – The Mirror, 25 February 2021  Trophy hunting’s public reputation is not enhanced by those that seek to publicly glory in their killings, or the excuse(s) given for such killings …

CITES CoP18 – Updates

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Banner image courtesy of CITES/Wikimedia Commons Above image courtesy of the NSPCA As the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Flora and Fauna (CITES), eighteenth Conference of the Parties (CoP 18) continues in Geneva (17 – 18 August 2019), there have been some significant results (with more still due in …

“A Case of Ethics” – How Can Trophy Hunting Be ’Acceptable?’

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We have seen the arguments on both side of the Trophy Hunting debate, a debate that has been rolling for many years, but has become more polarised with increased public attention since Cecil the Lion’s sad demise at the behest of Walter Palmer in July 2015. The Trophy Hunters’ Claims …