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Masebo hailed on safari hunting ban

THE cancellation of safari hunting concessions from the period 2013 to 2018 by Government has been welcomed by a cross-section of Zambians.


A renowned Lusaka businessman Ishmail Kankhara told the Daily Mail yesterday that the minister’s move is right.

 

 

“I’m not a hunter but I’m passionate about our country’s wildlife and that is why I felt I should speak out. I’m really over the moon [happy] over this ban,” Mr Kankhara said with a beam.


Mr Kankhara, who has a fleet of buses in Lusaka, said Government must in fact completely ban hunting and instead encourage photographic safari.


“Ms Masebo needs the support of all Zambians that wish to preserve these animals for future generations. Our animals are depleted,” he said.


On Sunday, the Minister of Tourism and Arts Sylvia Masebo announced the cancellation and nullification of the whole tender for the granting of the advertised 19 licences, citing corruption.


Ms Masebo also dropped Zambia Wild Life Authority (ZAWA) director-general Edwin Matokwani and four other top officials on allegations of corruption.


Mr Kankhara said when he was growing up in Eastern Province, seeing a rhino was not an issue but now the animal is almost extinct.


He said Ms Masebo has made a bold step that will secure Zambia’s wildlife

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Mr Kankhara said if Government bans hunting completely, donors will have confidence and pump in money in the wildlife sector.


He said most safari hunters do it for sport at the expense of Zambia’s wildlife.
Mr Kankhara argued that photographic hunting will actually bring in more revenue for the country as opposed to safari hunting.


“When we preserve our animals, we will be able to create more jobs and our grandchildren will live to see real animals,” Mr Kankhara said.


And another conservationist, James Chungu, commended Ms Masebo for the move she took on ZAWA and hunting concessions.


Mr Chungu, who runs Lusenga Trust, said he is encouraged by the action taken by the minister and urged her to keep a close eye on ZAWA and ensure that all existing national parks have the necessary funding to safeguard wildlife.
Mr Chungu said the top ZAWA officials who were dropped were given enough guidance on how to proceed in their selection of prospective safari hunters but allegedly did not take Government seriously.


“These ZAWA officials who were fired have themselves to blame for failing to follow laid down procedures,” Mr Chungu said.


Mr Chungu said the minister’s decision will help re-focus the wildlife sector in line with the PF manifesto which emphasises that local people benefit.


On Sunday, Ms Masebo said: “When one critically analyses the suggested results of tender evaluation process, you will note that it has significant potential to promote money-laundering and as a responsible Government, we shall guard against any activities that could sabotage our economy”.

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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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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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RIP Cecil the Lion King - Africa Geographic

RIP Cecil the Lion King - Africa Geographic | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it

An ode to Cecil, the legendary lion of Zimbabwe that recently died at the hands of hunters.

 

I am so sorry that you had to endure 40 painful hours with an arrow lodged in your body, that you were then shot, beheaded and skinned – turned into a trophy for a man whose only understanding of Africa is that our laws cannot protect you from his money. I am sorry that more was not done to protect you and I am outraged that you and your kind are seen not as kings, but as commodities....

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Has a poacher killed Cecil's brother

Has a poacher killed Cecil's brother | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
Johnny Rodrigues, Chairman for Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force, said in a statement: 'It is with great sadness and regret that we report that Jericho was shot dead at 4pm this afternoon.
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Zimbabwe: Wildlife minister says extradition being sought for Twin Cities dentist who killed lion

"Unfortunately it was too late to apprehend the foreign poacher as he had already absconded to his country of origin," Zimbabwe's wildlife minister said at a Friday news conference.
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African Wildlife Foundation launches CrowdRise fundraiser to honor Cecil the Lion

DETROIT and WASHINGTON, July 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Following the tragic death of Cecil the Lion, African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) launched "Justice for Cecil," a CrowdRise fundraiser with the goal of protecting lions like Cecil, and other species heavily targeted by poachers
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Strange! Cecil the lion wasn't killed by poachers but by legal trophy hunters. 

And, isn't AWF pro trophy hunting? This fundraiser is confusing!

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Saving Serabie: How a Volunteer Rescued “Her” Lion From Canned Hunting

Saving Serabie: How a Volunteer Rescued “Her” Lion From Canned Hunting | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it

Wildlife heroes come in different genders and from different countries. They can be your next-door neighbor who rescues an injured duck on the side of the road. They can be the person who takes on a great personal and financial challenge to rescue an animal in a faraway country. This is the story of wildlife heroine Alexandra Lamontagne from Montreal, Canada...

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Way to go Drew!

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Elephant trophy imports from 3 more African countries no longer welcome in EU

Elephant trophy imports from 3 more African countries no longer welcome in EU | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it

After a recent meeting by European Member State specialists, the European Commission announced that:  

 

“The European Union Scientific Review Group (SRG) decided on 2nd July 2015 to issue a negative opinion with regards to the import into the EU of hunting trophies of African elephants from the United Republic of Tanzania and Mozambique.”


This may not sound like a ground-breaking statement; after all, a negative opinion to most would signal disapproval of an activity at best, but nothing more.

 

In EU parlance, however, this is one of the most powerful statements the EU can make, and is in effect a ban in all but name on the import of elephant hunting trophies from those two countries...

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Africa's Biggest Lion - YouTube

For the hunters who feel killing "older" lions is acceptable, this "old guy" reconquered his territory by teaming up with another "older" male. Cecil and Jer...
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So terribly sad! Trophy hunting is not conservation. It is simply murder!

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No Trophy Hunt! White rhino spared by High Court ruling

No Trophy Hunt! White rhino spared by High Court ruling | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
The Grahamstown High Court has interdicted this weekend’s planned trophy hunt of a magnificent old white rhino bull on internationally renowned Lalibela Game Reserve.
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Way to go guys!

Happy #rhinofriday

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Don’t cater to trophy hunters when it comes to wolves

Don’t cater to trophy hunters when it comes to wolves | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
Some members of Congress are catering to trophy hunters by proposing to remove Endangered Species Act protection for wolves. The federal government tried this in several states, the states immediately opened hunting seasons, and wolf numbers plummeted
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Florida: Group Opposed to Bear Hunting Delivering Petitions to Capitol

Florida: Group Opposed to Bear Hunting Delivering Petitions to Capitol | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
Thousands of petitions against bear hunting will be delivered to Governor Rick Scott's office Monday.
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Canned hunting vs Trophy hunting: Animal advocates call for end to growing industry

Canned hunting vs Trophy hunting: Animal advocates call for end to growing industry | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
Many people find African animal hunting repulsive, but hunters are keen to point out the difference between the legal version and the growing trend of canned hunting.
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Killing a predator is killing a predator... canned or otherwise!

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We are playing with words while captive lions die

We are playing with words while captive lions die | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
In an article published in the Sunday Times a week ago [May 31], Edna Molewa, the minister of environmental affairs, admonishes conservationists to “put the lid on” what she believes are unfounded claims of canned lion hunting in South Africa that are “damaging our reputation for species conservation”. By ANDREAS WILSON-SPÄTH.
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Did you know?

Over 99% of all lions killed by trophy hunters in South Africa are animals that have been bred and raised in captivity. 

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Man who studied Cecil the lion for 9 years talks impact

Man who studied Cecil the lion for 9 years talks impact | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — When Cecil the lion’s carcass was finally found after he was lured out of a Zimbabwe wildlife reserve to be killed by an American hunter, it was a headless, skinless skeleton the vultures had been picking at for about a week....

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What Jane Goodall says we can learn from the death of Cecil the Lion | BDCWire

What Jane Goodall says we can learn from the death of Cecil the Lion | BDCWire | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
As people continue to mourn the death of Cecil the Lion, the world's most famous animal rights activist, Jane Goodall, Ph.D., weighed in, managing to find a silver lining in the face of tragedy. Goodall released a statement through the Jane Goodall Institute Wednesday expressing her anger at the senselessness of Cecil's killing. "I was shocked and outraged to hear the story of Cecil, Zimbabwe’s much loved lion," the statement reads. "Not only is it incomprehensible to me that anyone would want t
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More Than 40 Lions Get Hunted in Zimbabwe Every Year

More Than 40 Lions Get Hunted in Zimbabwe Every Year | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it

The death of Cecil the lion at the hands of pilloried dentist Walter Palmer has sparked worldwide outrage, with virtual mobs tanking Palmer’s Yelp ratings, real mobs leaving angry messages at hisoffice, and activists and celebrities alike calling for his metaphorical (or literal) head. But the tragic death of one lion belies a much more widespread and serious problem affecting wildlife in Zimbabwe....

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Lion Murderer Walt Palmer Has Done More For Conservation Than You Have

Lion Murderer Walt Palmer Has Done More For Conservation Than You Have | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
In fact, trophy hunters like him are a large part of the reason we still have animals like lions at all.
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Any way you spin it. Cecil is dead and now others can no longer enjoy him in the wild.

Trophy hunting is not conservation. If hunters truly were conservationist they could donate their money to help wild lions

If they truly cared for animals they wouldn't pose like this with a dead one. 

After all who poses with a smile alongside their dead relative if they really cared for them!

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South African Airways Lifts Ban On Hunters' Animal Trophies

South African Airways Lifts Ban On Hunters' Animal Trophies | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
Feel free to ship your prized elephant head in the cargo hold.

 

South Africa's largest airline, South African Airways, lifted a ban today that had prohibited the transportation of hunting trophies like the heads or carcasses of elephants, rhinos, and lions, Bloomberg reports....

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Bad, bad news!

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Cecil the lion was skinned and his head removed

Cecil the lion was skinned and his head removed | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
A well-known and much-photographed black-maned lion affectionately named Cecil has been killed by sport hunters just outside Hwange in Zimbabwe.
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What a loss!

Not only did a majestic creature die needlessly thousands will now be deprived of being touched by seeing him.

 

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New study throws light on South Africa’s Lion bone trade

New study throws light on South Africa’s Lion bone trade | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it

South Africa, 16th July 2015—A new study finds there is little evidence that the Lion bone trade in South Africa is currently adversely impacting wild Lion populations there, but warns the situation needs to be closely monitored and that too little is known about the situation elsewhere in Africa. 

The findings, by researchers from Oxford University’s Wildlife Conservation Research Unit (WildCru), TRAFFIC and the University of Witwatersrand, were published today in Bones of Contention: An assessment of the South African trade in African Lion bones and other body parts (PDF, 5 MB)....

 

“The trophy hunting industry…is the main source of carcasses once the trophy hunter has taken the skin and skull,” say the report’s authors. Numbers of Lions at breeding facilities in South Africa almost doubled from 2005 to 2013 when around 6188 animals, some 68% of the national total, were in captivity, many destined for the lucrative trophy hunting industry, which generates around USD10.9 million per year. However, the report finds: “there is no economic incentive to farm Lions solely for their bones, especially given the costs involved in raising Lions and the current prices paid for skeletons.”...

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Former fox hunter disgusted with vile bloodsport reveals full scale of barbarity

Former fox hunter disgusted with vile bloodsport reveals full scale of barbarity | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
Clifford Pellow, who hunted professionally for 23 years, spoke of how a hunt master crushed three pups with his heel after hounds tore pregnant vixen apart
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Animal Park Lions in Terrible Trouble

Animal Park Lions in Terrible Trouble | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it

You may be shocked that hand-raised lions are being bought to be shot for fun by trophy hunters but I can assure this is by far an isolated incident.

Jugomaro Predator Park in Limpopo, South Africa has apparently gone into liquidation and among its assets to be seized are its big cats. They will be available to buy from whoever will pay for them and the ones wanting to pay for them are of course the trophy hunters. These gentle giants who are used to human contact will be locked up in tiny cages until the day a cowardly trophy hunter kills them in a canned hunt....

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#WildlifeWednesday Don't Fence me in!

#WildlifeWednesday Don't Fence me in! | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it

Bet you don't like to be caged either!

#WildlifeWednesday 

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Bobcats are animals, not trophies

Letter to the Editor...

 

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It has recently been brought to my attention that the Illinois bobcat, which was only recently removed from the State’s protected species list, could become a hunted trophy animal. According to the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, their best guess is that there are only 5,000 bobcats in Illinois.  

 

Given an even distribution, that means less than 50 per county.  Why does the State Legislature propose such a trophy hunting bill? It is likely that a few hunters are looking to cash in on the overseas market for bobcat pelts and mounted bobcats."...  

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McConaughey Missteps: Is Celebrity Shaming Good Animal Rights Activism?

Famous people make easy and sometimes effective targets for our message. But what was the message here? That canned hunting is worse than other hunting?
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Interesting perspective of how to change hearts and minds.

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Why the NRA is Secretly Backing an Elephant ‘Conservation’ Group

Why the NRA is Secretly Backing an Elephant ‘Conservation’ Group | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
It doesn't take a genius to figure out that hunting elephants is the opposite of saving them.
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An eye opening article exposing the NRA's Trojan horse tactic to sway our opinions.

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