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.
Cape Town – In a move clearly supporting the canned lion hunting industry, the South African Government plans to permit the annual export of 800 lion skeletons to manufacturers of fake tiger wine. This lifeline to an increasingly discredited hunting practice follows a US ban on the import of hunting trophies from the country. TheRead More
NOTING the prohibition by the South African Government on the capture of wild lions for breeding or keeping in captivity;
CONCERNED that the continued breeding of lions for the specific purpose of pseudo-hunts, also referred to as 'canned lion hunting' or 'canned lion shooting', by sectors of the wildlife ranching industry in South Africa under the guise of sustainable utilisation has escalated;
FURTHER CONCERNED by the limited scope of legal options by the South African Government to terminate 'canned lion shooting';
AWARE that most lion hunts in South Africa are conducted in enclosed areas or using captive-bred lions;
MINDFUL that professional hunting associations within South Africa and internationally oppose the practice known as 'canned shooting', where the animal is physically unable to escape from a restricted enclosure and/or is captive bred and mentally disinclined to escape due to humanisation as a result of hand-rearing, petting of young animals and close human contact in captive facilities;
With the support of renowned wildlife experts Jane Goodall and Dereck Joubert, animal protection and conservation organizations, led by The Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society International, filed a legal petition today with the...
A Texan who paid $350,000 to kill an endangered black rhino in Africa cannot sue Delta Airlines for refusing to ship his trophy home because it can ship whatever it chooses, so long as it applies to all passengers equally, a federal judge ruled.
Safari Club International members have assembled in Las Vegas for the group’s annual gathering, which attracts individuals who’ve made a macabre hobby of traveling to the far reaches of the world to kill many of the world’s rarest animals for their heads and hides. What happens in Vegas doesn’t stay in Vegas, in this case, . . .
An NBC Bay Area investigation reveals U.S. trophy hunters shot and killed at least 69 lions in Africa for sport during the very same month Cecil, a well-known lion in Zimbabwe, was killed by a Minnesota hunter.
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