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'Canned hunting': Lions bred for petting and slaughter

'Canned hunting': Lions bred for petting and slaughter | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
In South Africa, there has been a disturbing rise in the practice of breeding lions and tigers in captivity only for trophy-hunters to shoot them dead.
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Farmed for Profit! 

Ripped from their mothers lion cubs are put on display for photos and petting

Once too large to make money like this they're offered up for canned trophy hunting

After the hunter has gotten the prized lionhead to hang on the wall the rest of the bodyparts may well end up in the wildlife crime network for an additional profit. 

Nothing is wasted!

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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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Brett Lee implicated in Glenn McGrath hunting scandal

Brett Lee implicated in Glenn McGrath hunting scandal | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
Retired Australian cricketer Brett Lee is the latest scalp claimed in the Glenn McGrath hunting scandal.
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Saving Africa's Elephants—in the United States

Saving Africa's Elephants—in the United States | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
With the animal heading toward extinction, conservationists want it declared an endangered species to shut down ivory imports into the U.S.
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The Real Story About Lion Trophy Imports

The Real Story About Lion Trophy Imports | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
Chris Mercer with the Campaign Against Canned Hunting gives us the real story about lion trophy imports despite CITES and EU reports.
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Why the hunting conversation hurts conservation

The thing about hunting is that the topic is so polarising that it prevents meaningful discourse between people who probably have more in common than they care to admit. And, while the protagonists battle it out, the grim reapers continue to harvest Africa’s wildlife and other natural resources....
   

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Canned Hunting and Cub-Petting are Big Business in South Africa

Canned Hunting and Cub-Petting are Big Business in South Africa | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it

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....

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Dillon couple sentenced for leading poaching ring

Dillon couple sentenced for leading poaching ring | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
DILLON -- Charles Foster and his wife Sally were sentenced Thursday for their role in one of the biggest fish and wildlife related cases in southwest Montana in recent years.
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How cat flaps for warthogs can help save the cheetah

How cat flaps for warthogs can help save the cheetah | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
Southern Africa’s game farms are private reserves that house wildlife such as giraffes, zebras and antelope to be used for restocking national parks, meat production or trophy hunting. But these farms…
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These hunting trophies live to walk away

Clarkston, Wash., man has traded his rifle for a camera in his pursuit of big game
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Support Listing the African Lion Under the Endangered Species Act

Support Listing the African Lion Under the Endangered Species Act | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
The African lion populations have dwindled by almost 50 percent in the last 30 years. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service just proposed listing the African lion as Threatened, which would regulate the import of lion trophies and lion parts. Take action to save them from extinction!
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Before killing a rhinoceros bull, a hunter faces anger, death threats

Before killing a rhinoceros bull, a hunter faces anger, death threats | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
Before killing a rhinoceros, a hunter faced death threats. And now Fish and Wildlife is involved.
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The trophy hunting controversy over the endangered rhino in Namibia continues. Even US Fish and Wildlife is involved.

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Zimbabwe: Zim Runs Out of Ivory Storage Space

Zimbabwe has run out of storage space for ivory and rhino horns owing to the US-imposed ban on the importation of elephant trophy from Zimbabwe. The country, which is also holding on to 70 tonnes of ivory and five tonnes of rhino horns is, however, considering exporting live animals to alternative markets such as Asia, France, United Arab Emirates and Europe.
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Bobcat hunting may return to Illinois after 40-year hiatus

Bobcat hunting may return to Illinois after 40-year hiatus | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
The bobcat was on Illinois' threatened species list from 1977 to 1999.
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What a beautiful creature! Why kill it?

This legalizing issue smells a bit fishy to me! At least as far as who is behind it.

Why should a hunter be allowed to take something that is owned by the public?

Please people of Illinois oppose such changes.

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It’s Time For Youth To Step Up & Save Lions

It’s Time For Youth To Step Up & Save Lions | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
It’s Time For Youth To Step Up & Save Lions - Last week I published a piece by Orla Mannion - a young woman who lives in Ireland - and a very committed
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South African hunters say no to golden gnus, black impalas

The South African Hunters and Game Conservation Association is calling on the government to regulate game breeding designed to produce animals with exotic....

 

Antelope color variants such as the black impala, golden wildebeest, or gnu, and white springbok result from recessive genes that usually leave the animal at a disadvantage in the wild, the associated said in an emailed statement on Thursday.

 

"These practices of deliberately selecting and breeding animals for specific traits, similar to stock farming, to produce unusual coat colors or very large horn-lengths are not compatible with conservation principles," Gerhard Verdoorn, the president of the association, said in the statement


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A Raft of Bad Ideas Bubble Up in Congress

A Raft of Bad Ideas Bubble Up in Congress | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
Congress is off to a brisk start in 2015 when it comes to animal issues, but much of the action seeks to turn back the clock and to revive awful ideas.
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EU set to ban lion hunting trophy imports

EU set to ban lion hunting trophy imports | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it

The move has been welcomed by animal welfare activists, with Liberal MEP Catherine Bearder calling it "a vitally important step for the conservation of lions and other endangered species". 

 

A survey revealed last year that, tragically, there are only about 400 lions left in the wild in west Africa.

 

Up until now, the convention on international trade in endangered species of wild fauna and flora (Cites) listed lions as a protected species, whereby trade in lion parts was strictly regulated. 

 

However, these regulations do not apply to hunting trophies, as they are considered "household and personal effects" by the treaty.

 

Bearder explained that "this derogation had allowed people to use the EU as a route for trading animal parts for use in quack medicines".... 

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Stop Senseless Trophy Hunting

In 2014, the U.S. made a bold move by suspending imports of elephant trophies taken from Tanzania and Zimbabwe, based on concerns about these countries' wildlife management practices. But an even bolder move is called for given the global elephant c...
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When Wildlife Management Favor Hunters Ecosystems Collape

When Wildlife Management Favor Hunters Ecosystems Collape | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
Trophy hunters like to believe they help wildlife management, the facts say otherwise.
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Texas club that auctioned hunt for endangered rhino cancels auction for elephant hunt

A Texas hunting club has canceled plans to auction off a chance to kill an African elephant.

 

Dallas Safari Club Executive Director Ben Carter told The Associated Press Saturday that the donor has withdrawn the elephant hunt....

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Illinois Governor Quinn Vetoes Bobcat Hunting Bill

Illinois Governor Quinn Vetoes Bobcat Hunting Bill | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
On his last day in office, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn vetoed legislation that would open up bobcat hunting in the state for the first time since 1972...
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Vietnamese charged with smuggling horn from recently hunted rhino

Prague, Jan 7 (CTK) - Three Vietnamese have been charged with illegal exports of rhino horns from the Czech Republic and they face up to eight years in prison if found guilty of unauthorised handling protected animals, Municipal State Attorney's Office in Prague spokeswoman Stepanka Zenklova told CTK yesterday.


"The charged attempted to export from the Czech Republic to Vietnam a pair of horns of a white (square-lipped) rhinoceros hunted by a Czech man in South Africa recently," Zenklova said....

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Sabine Anderson's curator insight, January 10, 12:16 PM

They need to be extradited to SA and sent to us the Rhino warriors!

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Is walking with lions good conservation? Probably not

Is walking with lions good conservation? Probably not | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
Close encounters with Africa’s megafauna is an irresistible magnet for many tourists in Africa, and for some the closer the encounter the greater the thrill. So when a tourism operator offers the chance, for a fee, to ‘walk with lions’…Read more ›
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For all those who Protect Wildlife

For all those who Protect Wildlife | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it

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Sabine Anderson's curator insight, December 28, 2014 9:23 AM

May 2015 be the year.......... for us to save our Rhinos!!!!

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Farming Wildlife For Trophy Hunting

Farming Wildlife For Trophy Hunting | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
Hunters like us to think they are conservationists however its really farming wildlife for trophy hunting wouldn't you agree?
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Monster Buck Worth Almost $20K Escapes Hunting Pen, Teen Kills It

Monster Buck Worth Almost $20K Escapes Hunting Pen, Teen Kills It | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
A monster buck worth close to $20,000 escaped from Stillwater Trophy Outfitters, a business in Ohio that offers high-fence trophy hunts for a fee. That fee
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What a mess!

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