By Ross Harvey, Conservation Action Trust, 5 March 2020 Symptomatic of the Botswana government’s shaky relationship with reality is its letter to the United Kingdom’s Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA). A full week after the deadline (25 February 2020) for public submissions on whether the UK should ban trophy imports, Philda Kereng, Minister […]

via Botswana government won’t let the truth get in the way of its trophy hunting narrative — International Wildlife Bond

The Trump administration announced that the remains of elephants legally hunted in Zimbabwe and Zambia can now be imported to the United States as trophies, reversing a ban under former president Barack Obama. African elephants are listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act, but the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has determined that large […]

via Trump reverses ban on African elephant trophy imports to US — Americans-in-Africa.com

The days of industrial scale hunting might seem like something from a bygone era. Surely, we’ve evolved as a nation? Think again. Odds are there’s an event planned this weekend in a town near you where wildlife will be slaughtered en masse. Across the country, barbaric contests aptly called “killing contest” are pegged as family […]

via Killing Games: Wildlife in the Crosshairs Minnesota Premiere! — Wolves of Douglas County Wisconsin Films

Edmonton Area Couple Chastised for Lion Kill

An Edmonton-area couple, Carolyn & Darren Carter, drew heavy criticism for a recent photo that shows them kissing behind a beautiful, large, dead male lion that they had apparently shot. The couple had ben on a recent trophy-hunting safari in Africa, and they apparently make their living as taxidermists.
There seems to be quite a few people who think killing for fun is a good thing to do, and most like to brag about in their selfie photos.
It is estimated that only about 20,000 lions remain in the wild n Africa, only 6000 of these are males — leaving a small gene pool to populate future generations.
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Trophy Hunter Who’s Killed 5000 Elephants Says It Gives Him ‘A Thrill’ By : Charlie Cocksedge On : 09 Apr 2019 12:45 https://www.unilad.co.uk/animals/trophy-hunter-whos-killed-5000-elephants-says-it-gives-him-a-thrill/ A trophy hunter who claims to have killed more than 5,000 elephants and 50 hippos says he has no regrets, and is ‘10,000 times’ unrepentant. A new report from the Campaign […]

via Zimbabwe: Trophy Hunter Who’s Killed 5000 Elephants Says It Gives Him ‘A Thrill’ — World Animals Voice