Trophy hunting is not sustainable

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By Ross Harvey, original article published in the Ecologist, 19 September 2019 The arguments for trophy hunting contained within a recent letter published in the journal Science simply don’t stack up.   A new letter published in Science argues that banning trophy hunting imperils biodiversity [“Scientists: Banning trophy hunting ‘doesn’t protect animals’,” BBC …

Trophy Hunting; Busting the myths and exposing the cruelty

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Born Free Foundation’s, July 2019 study, “Trophy Hunting; Busting the myths and exposing the cruelty” provides a compendium of information – why trophy hunting is an unethical relic and its continued existence is self-justified behind the deceit of a ‘well regulated’ (sic) industry devoted to conservation (when the reality is …

Trophy Hunting Culture

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Banner image: Namibian desert elephant, Kambonde – “…the animal’s death was a bloodbath” – “Questionable killing of Namibia’s desert elephants,” Africa Geographic, 25 October 2017  With the Global March for Elephants and Rhinos (GMFER) due on 13 April 2019, it seem appropriate to review trophy hunting in light of proposals to the …

Hunting Trophy Importation – United Kingdom

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Banner image courtesy of Protect All Wildlife Petition: “Email your MP – Ban Trophy Hunting imports to the UK!” – Care2Petitions Petition: “Ban the import of hunting trophies from threatened species,” 38 Degrees, Born Free Foundation An Early Day Motion (EDM) has been tabled in the United Kingdom Parliament by Zac …

Botswana Pursuing ‘Photographic Tourism’

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Banner Image – “Game viewing in the Selinda Reserve, Botswana is outstanding right now…” Image courtesy of Beverly and Dereck Joubert, Great Plains Conservation   There has been recent reports of Botswana being pressured by pro-hunting lobbies from the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and lobbyists from the European Union seeking to persuade Botswana …

Support for European Union Proposed Trophy Hunting Resolution

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  Update (6 October 2016): Hunting Trophies resolution passed at CoP17 To: European Union Member State Environment Ministers September 2016 International regulations concerning hunting trophies of species listed on the CITES Appendices Dear Minister, The signatories to this letter, representing a wide range of international organisations with an interest 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 …

‘Canned’ Duplicity and Decline

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Petition – Stop the “Canned Hunting” of South Africa’s Lions The breeding of lion (and other animal ‘product’) has been going on for some 25 years plus in South Africa. The South African Department of Environmental Affairs’ (DEA’s) own candid definition of “canned lion hunting” clearly enlightens one to the …

Animal Abusers Amongst Us

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Warning: This article contains links to graphic images/video that are extremely disturbing Well, it seems there is lot of horrendous animal abuse in our world (always has been, but it does not have to continue that way is a ‘hope’ we can aspire to). Before anyone shouts back “well first, …

Debating Hunting

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On the 4th May we had the intelligence2 debate; do “Hunters Conserve Wildlife” – to repeat the actual motion was: “In 2014, a permit to hunt a single endangered black rhino was sold for $350,000… as part of a program to support its conservation in Namibia. Counterintutive? Through funds raised …