As many as 100 puffins — an endangered species — are slaughtered in each deadly trip British trophy hunters make to Iceland. The merciless hunters are paying as much as £3,000 ($3,650) per tour to shoot the birds — which are protected in the UK, but not in Iceland — and take their dead bodies […]

via British Trophy Hunters Slaughter Up to 100 Endangered Puffins Per ‘Tour’ — Lady Freethinker

By LOUIS SAHAGUN as published on The LATimes.com “It is one of the largest killings of its kind on public land managed by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management…” More than 40 wild burros have been found shot and killed along the Interstate 15 near the Nevada state line, Federal officials said on Friday, and they’ve offered […]

via More than 40 wild burros slaughtered in the Southern California desert; reward offered — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

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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