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.
Faced with five incidents in Central and North Florida when female Florida black bears (four of whom had cubs with them) injured people, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has responded with a hasty proposal to open a hunting season on Florida black bears.
SCIENCE MATTERS by David Suzuki • The spring grizzly kill starts April 1 and extends for several weeks, followed by a second fall season. By year’s end, several hundred will have died at the hands of humans, close to 90% shot by trophy hunters, many of them foreign licence holders as the BC government plans …
South African government must regulate this growing industry to protect lions from trophy hunters and over-eager tourists.
It is difficult to imagine an Africa without one of its most popular and revered creatures, the lion. Known by many as the King of the Jungle, the lion has traversed the wide-open spaces of Africa for centuries, capturing the hearts and imaginations of people around the world. Unfortunately, lions no longer roam as freely as they once did...
Bow hunters have a 55 percent overall wounding rate, averaging 17 shots per kill as documented, independent reports show. A bow hunter with a Warthog compound bow could reach a person, child or pet standing at his back door within a half a second.
A May 2014 article showed a bear had a misfired arrow removed from its face and mouth by a vet in Mine Hill. The vet stated, “Normally when they get shot in the face or head you expect them to die in the winter"......
I want to comment on the West Kootenay Big Game and Trophy Association’s 58th annual awards banquet.
With species fading away, it is disgusting these people are still presenting and bragging about trophies. Trophy hunting robs the gene pool of whatever species of the best to carry on further generations. Help make the 58th banquet be the last. The picture in the ad showed a grizzly bear whose numbers are so low.
Trophy hunting is not acceptable and should be a crime, not an event.
Firstly, let me introduce you to the gruesome and lucrative industry of canned hunting in South Africa. It starts at lion farms (around 160 of them in South Africa), where lions are bred. Shortly after their birth the cubs are taken from their mothers and taken to resorts and other places where tourists can pay to pet and interact with them. Animal lovers queue too do this, I did, not knowing the fate of these cute affectionate lion cubs. When these cubs reach an age where they are no longer
A disturbing trend in Texas and across the nation is drawing attention from hunters and non-hunters alike — raising deer in captivity, much like livestock, and then releasing them to be hunted as little as 10 days later. Extreme animal husbandry practices such as repeated forced semen collection, artificial insemination, bottle raising and often cavalier use of drugs to create abnormally large antlers are common in this industry, but have no place in wildlife management. Shooting a deer 10 days
In a decision that's certain to rile animal rights activists, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service removed the last hurdle in the way of Corey Knowlton's quest. More than a year after the wealthy Texan submitted the winning $350,000 bid for a Namibian government permit at a Dallas auction to shoot the animal, the agency announced that it approved his application for a separate U.S. permit to import the animal's carcass back home as a trophy.
As soon as Knowlton verifies that funds sitting in an escrow account have been wired to Namibia, a Fish and Wildlife official said, the permit is his.....
Let's breed strange, beautiful animals just to shoot them, because that's not depressing at all.
You could put $50,000 toward the downpayment for a house, but why throw your money away like that when you could plunk it down to hunt a specially bred mutant animal on a ranch in South Africa?
Yes, you read that correctly. According to a Bloomberg report, ranchers like Barry York find animals with different-than-normal appearances, capture them, and breed them, with the hopes that their variations will pass on to offspring. The result? White lions, golden gnu, white impalas ... animals rarely seen in nature but available to hunt on these South African ranches. For a price, that is. It costs $30,000 to $50,000 for the chance to go trophy hunting....
Wildlife Margrit's insight:
We're getting worse not better!
Trophy hunting really must be made social unacceptable!
The spring grizzly kill starts April 1. By year’s end, several hundred will have died at the hands of humans, close to 90 percent shot by trophy hunters...
Watching grizzly bears catch and eat salmon as they swim upstream to spawn is an unforgettable experience. Many people love to view the wild drama. Some record it with photos or video. But a few want to kill the iconic animals—not to eat, just to put their heads on a wall or coats on a floor....
Wildlife Margrit's insight:
What is it about putting a dead head on your wall or on your floor?
Sharing your scoops to your social media accounts is a must to distribute your curated content. Not only will it drive traffic and leads through your content, but it will help show your expertise with your followers.
How to integrate my topics' content to my website?
Integrating your curated content to your website or blog will allow you to increase your website visitors’ engagement, boost SEO and acquire new visitors. By redirecting your social media traffic to your website, Scoop.it will also help you generate more qualified traffic and leads from your curation work.
Distributing your curated content through a newsletter is a great way to nurture and engage your email subscribers will developing your traffic and visibility.
Creating engaging newsletters with your curated content is really easy.