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Wyoming wolf hunts could open Oct. 1

WYOMING – Wolves will again be managed by Wyoming with a trophy-game hunting season and predator status beginning on Oct.1, following Friday’s publication of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (FWS) final delisting rule....

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Trophy hunting - Wikipedia

Trophy hunting - Wikipedia | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it

Trophy hunting is the selective hunting of wild game animals...

 

Trophy hunting has firm supporters and opponents.

 

Public debate about trophy hunting often centres on the question of the morality of sport hunting and the question of the extent to which the money paid by trophy hunters benefits the population of game animals and the local economy.

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Kelly Waetzig's curator insight, June 15, 2013 8:25 PM
http://www.kwoutdoorequipment.com/hunting.html again thank you

I am a very big fan of trophy hunting and this article is very true.  I spent 20 years in the outfitting industry and know first hand what happens when things are not properly managed.  Quality can lead to quanity

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From Trophy Hunting to Species Extinction

Taking selfies, quack medical cures and collecting ornaments are all more important than protecting animals. A mounted head or showing off your wealth is apparently more valuable than a species threatened with extinction.
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Cecil Killing Offers Prospect of Sweeping Reforms

Cecil Killing Offers Prospect of Sweeping Reforms | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
Since the Cecil slaying, 38 airlines have committed to halting the shipping of the Africa Big Five.
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Dishonest environmental campaigns will harm lions | Daily Maverick

Dishonest environmental campaigns will harm lions | Daily Maverick | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
In the emotion-laden debate about hunting, environmental campaigners do their cause no favours by accusing others of errors and word play, while doing exactly that themselves.
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A Short History of Trophy Hunting in America

A Short History of Trophy Hunting in America | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
Since the mid-1800s, hunting trophies—taxidermied remains of wild animals—have served as symbolic proof of one’s "manliness."
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Researchers Warn of Lion Bone 'Harvesting' in Africa

South African conservationists are warning of a new potential threat to Africa's wild lion population: the increasing use of lion bones to replace tiger bones in traditional medicine in parts of Asia.
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Look who is protecting African Lions from going extinct in our lifetime

Look who is protecting African Lions from going extinct in our lifetime | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
With habitat loss, human predator conflicts and trophy hunting on the rise it is ever more important to look at who is protecting African Lions.
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American Airlines Joins Delta In Hunting Trophy BanPress Examiner

American Airlines said on Tuesday it would join Delta Airlines and United Airlines in banning the transport of animals known in Africa as the “big five”, coined by hunters because they are the hardest to kill on foot. The airline made the statement today in response to a query from CBC News. Delta Air Strains
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Zimbabwe Suspends Hunting Of Lions, Leopards and Elephants - YouTube

After Cecil the lion was killed by an American trophy hunter, the Zimbabwean government has suspended hunting activities for certain animals. Lion expert Gar...
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While airlines ban hunting trophy shipments, UPS says it won’t bow to controversy

While airlines ban hunting trophy shipments, UPS says it won’t bow to controversy | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
UPS will continue to ship hunting trophies, so long as it's legal, saying: "We avoid making judgments on the appropriateness of the contents. "
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Cecil's murder is the final straw: Trophy hunters need to be named and shamed

Cecil's murder is the final straw: Trophy hunters need to be named and shamed | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
Until trophy hunters and the companies that take their money are properly penalised, this dreadful hunting charade will continue, warns safari guide and conservation expert Paul Goldstein
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Cecil the Lion: Why We Can't Listen to the Trophy Hunters

Cecil the Lion: Why We Can't Listen to the Trophy Hunters | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it

Follow the money as the airwaves are a buzz with the story of Cecil the Lion.

 

Google ‘Cecil the lion‘ and you’ll get over 18 million results!

With all the reactions online to this tragic event we decided to ask one of our volunteers to summarize what happened. Besides writing the following Sam’s emotional response is rather typical, “I feel so gutted about him”...

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Idaho woman comes under fire for celebrating her killing of giraffe

Idaho woman comes under fire for celebrating her killing of giraffe | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
A big-game trophy collector from Idaho has ignited a firestorm of criticism from animal-rights activists for flaunting online images of herself posed with the carcasses of a giraffe and other wildlife she killed during a recent guided hunt in South Africa.
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We need CECIL'S LAW: Brian May demands law to stop hunters importing trophies back to UK

We need CECIL'S LAW: Brian May demands law to stop hunters importing trophies back to UK | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
BRIAN May is calling for a Cecil’s Law to stop hunters importing their gruesome trophies back to Britain.
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Enraged by Cecil the Lion’s death, two Texans seek federal ban on “senseless” trophy hunting

Enraged by Cecil the Lion’s death, two Texans seek federal ban on “senseless” trophy hunting | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON--Two Texas lawmakers want to ban trophy hunting of endangered species – too late to save Cecil the Lion, but an effort to make sure he didn’t die in vain.…
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Hunting is good for conservation

Hunting is good for conservation | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
The Spanish philosopher, Jose Ortega y Gasset, wrote: “One does not hunt in order to kill; on the contrary, one kills in order to have hunted.”
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Another pro hunting point of view... always seems like circular logic though. How can killing help when nature has found the best way to weed out the old and the sick. After all, hunters go after the biggest and the best. Some would like us to believe that Cecil for example was an old lion well past being of any value. Hmm? Not from the videos and photos I've seen or the observations from those who knew and studied him.
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CNN Report: Inside the world of trophy hunting

How much does a big game hunt cost? And how does it effect local wildlife? David McKenzie explains.
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Airlines Take Flight From Trophy Hunting — When Will Congress Get on Board?

Airlines Take Flight From Trophy Hunting — When Will Congress Get on Board? | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
Virtually overnight, several major airlines banned the transportation of animal parts from the trophy hunting industry. Lawmakers, take heed.
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How to save lions in Africa? Hunt them, conservationists say

How to save lions in Africa? Hunt them, conservationists say | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
Despite intensifying calls to ban or restrict trophy hunting in Africa after the killing of a lion named Cecil in Zimbabwe, most conservation groups, wildlife management experts and African governments support the practice as a way to maintain wildlife. 
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Involuntary donating to conservation doesn't make a hunter a conservationist... well said Rob Larson.

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Stop Canned Hunting! #FOURPAWSgowild

Stop Canned Hunting! #FOURPAWSgowild | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
The most extreme variety of trophy hunting is “Canned Hunting”. Most of the victims are lions, which are served to their hunters on a silver platter: The animals which are born in captivity are taken
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Big game is worth more alive than dead - Virgin.com

Big game is worth more alive than dead - Virgin.com | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
The senseless and brutal killing of the Zimbabwean lion affectionately known as Cecil, by a US hunter two weeks ago, triggered understandable global outrage, far beyond the wildlife conservation community. The way this majestic animal was allegedlylured out of its protected habitat raises a lot of q...
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On Cecil: The African Lion is Endangered. What is the Government Waiting For?

On Cecil: The African Lion is Endangered. What is the Government Waiting For? | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
In March 2011, Born Free USA and others petitioned the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to list the African lion as “endangered” under the U.S. Endangered Species Act. If approved, lion “trophies” could only be imported into America with a special permit that would be granted if the applicant could prove that killing that lion would enhance the survival of the species.
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Cecil's Lion Cubs & Females Alive & well - African Bush Camps - YouTube

Guests on a game drive with African Bush Camps - Authentic Safaris were treated with a sighting of Cecil's cubs who are alive and well with the females of th...
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4 Possible Legal Scenarios for American Lion Hunters

4 Possible Legal Scenarios for American Lion Hunters | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
What happens next for Walter Palmer and Jan Seski after high-profile lion deaths in Zimbabwe?
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LionAid - Are trophy hunters pyschopaths? - News

LionAid - Are trophy hunters pyschopaths? - News | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it

Among all the interviews Chris and I gave over the last few days about the hunting of Cecil, one stands out in terms of the questions I was asked. 

A Polish journalist asked me two questions:

1. How difficult is it to hunt a lion?
2. What sort of person would travel to Africa to shoot a lion?

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British Airways and Virgin pledge NEVER to carry big game trophies in wake of Cecil

British Airways and Virgin pledge NEVER to carry big game trophies in wake of Cecil | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
BRITISH AIRWAYS and Virgin Atlantic have joined American Airlines, Delta and United in pledging not to carry big-game trophies on flights, in the wake of the killing of the famous Zimbabwean lion Cecil.
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