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Animal Connection: Two More Countries Ban Hunting of Africa’s Endangered Species

Animal Connection: Two More Countries Ban Hunting of Africa’s Endangered Species | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
The Republic of Zambia in south Africa has announced that it is banning the hunting of lions and other endangered big cats, including leopards. Currently, Zambia makes about $3 million from tourists who come to hunt but the appeal of killing endangered speeches for sport is fading. As Sylvia Masebo, Zambia’s tourism minister, said last week: “Tourists come to Zambia to see the lion and if we lose the lion we will be killing our tourism industry.”
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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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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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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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Canned Hunting in the United States - Born Free USA

Canned Hunting in the United States - Born Free USA | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it

Imagine an animal running fearfully from a hunter, and quickly finding that everywhere it turns, there is a fence. Or, imagine an animal trustingly approaching a person after a lifetime of human interaction, only to be shot with a bullet or arrow, then suffering a slow, agonizing death. These scenes capture the manipulative "game" of a canned hunt....

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Although South Africa has become the canned hunting capitol of the world... the USA also ranks up there...

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3 more! Airlines and Trophy Hunting: Who is for and who is against?

3 more! Airlines and Trophy Hunting: Who is for and who is against? | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it

With the momentum picking up to save lions, rhino and elephant what do you the airlines and trophy hunting have in common?...

 

Three more airlines join in....

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Florida: Proposed bear hunt off target

Florida: Proposed bear hunt off target | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
In less than a month, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will vote on a proposal to open a trophy hunt on Florida's unique subspecies of black bears.
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Journalist: Hunter Who Paid to Kill Rare Black Rhino is a 'Coward'

The wealthy Texan who shelled out $350,000 for the privilege of hunting down and killing a black rhino — an act he claims helps the endangered species — is a "coward" simply out to satisfy his "bloodlust," award-winning journalist Jane Velez-Mitchell tells Newsmax TV.
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Airlines and Trophy Hunting: Who is for and who is against?

Airlines and Trophy Hunting: Who is for and who is against? | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it

With the momentum picking up to save lions, rhino and elephant what do you the airlines and trophy hunting have in common?

 

Our thanks to South African Airways and Emirates Airlines for taking such a bold stance....

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Trophy hunting: 'Killing animals to save them is not conservation'

Killing endangered wildlife to save it is just wrong.

 

It does not make sense morally, economically, biologically, or from a conservation-incentive point of view. It is a philosophy that has no place in modern conservation.

 

And even though it is Americans who constitute a major percentage of the world's trophy hunters, this small, wealthy club of big game sport hunters do not embrace the values of the vast majority of other Americans who appreciate the many non-exploitative values of wild animals.

 

For example, a Synovate eNation poll in 2011 found that of those responding to its survey, 70.4% of Americans would pay to view lions on an African safari, while only 6.6% would pay to hunt them.

 

And opposition is not just theoretical -- a poll conducted by the Beekeeper group on behalf of the IFAW in 2014 found that 82% of Americans surveyed support banning lion trophies, and 83% support banning elephant trophies....

 

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Canned Hunting: The Vicious Cycle

Canned Hunting: The Vicious Cycle | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it

Joyce depicts the cycle starting with seemingly harmless cub petting. Pallavi discusses the mass commercialization of trophy hunting. 

http://www.nikela.org/canned-lion-hunting-mass-commercialization-of-trophy-hunting-in-africa/ ;

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Another voice raised against trophy hunting

In the past couple of months, I have noticed a trend of hunting stories and photos come across my Facebook newsfeed. The photos did not include only small game hunting like ducks and rabbits,
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Texas Teen Trophy Huntress and Wildlife Conservation

Texas Teen Trophy Huntress and Wildlife Conservation | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it

Driving across Texas envisioning the wildlife that was, and remembering the Texas teen trophy huntress in Africa.

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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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Zambia lifts hunting ban on big cats

Nine months after Zambia lifted its general trophy hunting ban—including on elephants—the country has now lifted its ban on hunting African lions and leopards. The Zambia Wildlife Authority (ZAWA) lifted the ban after surveying its big cat populations and setting new regulations.
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Bad, bad news!

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VIDEO: Guilderland yearbook photo of dead giraffe sparks controversy

VIDEO: Guilderland yearbook photo of dead giraffe sparks controversy | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it

GUILDERLAND-- A picture published in the Guilderland High School yearbook is stirring controversy among students, parents and animal rights advocates.


Flip through any high school year book and you will see a collage of memories, pictures and inspirational quotes. In the Guilderland High School yearbook there is also a section called Senior Ads...

Read More at: http://www.cbs6albany.com/news/features/top-story/stories/guilderland-yearbook-photo-dead-giraffe-sparks-controversy-25938.shtml

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What's the most disturbing to me about this is how much we've become disensitized to violence... to killing.

 

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Why Zambia lifted ban on hunting lions and leopards

Why Zambia lifted ban on hunting lions and leopards | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
Zambia's decision to lift a ban on hunting lions and leopards may have been born out of necessity, writes the BBC's Milton Nkosi.
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Does canned hunting save wild lion populations?

Does canned hunting save wild lion populations? | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it

The simple answer is no, it in fact accelerates their decline in the wild.


And here's some of the reasons why:


- The 200 or so lion breeding farms in South Africa need a steady supply of new cubs smuggled from the wild to supplement the breeding stock and to prevent the inbreeding that occurs when close relatives are mated. ...


- See more at: http://www.lionaid.org/news/2015/05/does-canned-hunting-save-wild-lion-populations.htm?sthash.nXJvOG5T.mjjo#sthash.nXJvOG5T.5CMnldlg.dpuf 

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Reaction after controversial endangered black rhino hunt

Reaction after controversial endangered black rhino hunt | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
Reaction after hunter kills endangered animal to help "save" species. CNN's Errol Barnett interviews the director from International Fund of Animal Welfare.
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Texas hunter bags rhino on controversial Namibia hunt

Texas hunter bags rhino on controversial Namibia hunt | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
Corey Knowlton bid $350,000 in January 2014 for a permit to hunt and kill a black rhino in Namibia. At last, the hunt is over.
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Sad day!

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Sad report indeed!

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South African Airlines Send SA Trophy Hunting Industry Into Tailspin With Cargo Ban

Global aviation giant, Emirates Airlines, has sent shock-waves through the South African hunting industry after it became the second major airline to place an embargo on the transport of elephant, rhino, lion and tiger hunting trophies in less than a month.
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PETA sues U.S. wildlife service, accuses it of ‘pay-to-play’

PETA sues U.S. wildlife service, accuses it of ‘pay-to-play’ | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
An animal-rights group has sued the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to stop a policy it says allows trophy hunters, circus acts and others dealing with threatened species to skirt the Endangered Species Act by making token donations to conservation groups.
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Where Have All The Cheetahs Gone?

Where Have All The Cheetahs Gone? | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
It may surprise you that there are less than 10,000 Cheetahs left in the wilds today!
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