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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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Alabama family hunts 1,000-pound alligator 

Alabama family hunts 1,000-pound alligator  | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
A group of Alabama hunters have the biggest hunting trophy ever in the state of Alabama.
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Okay, I thought hunters only took out the old and the sick to preserve the strong gene pool?

What does this have to do with wildlife conservation?

 

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Can grizzly bear watchers end B.C.'s trophy hunt?

Can grizzly bear watchers end B.C.'s trophy hunt? | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
The contentiousness of killing grizzlies for trophies extends far beyond Bella Coola and far beyond the 32,000-square-kilometre Great Bear Rainforest.
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The Hunter Becomes the Hunted, Kendall Jones

The Hunter Becomes the Hunted, Kendall Jones | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it

A US citizen reacts to seeing, reading about teen hunter Kendall Jones....

 

We wondered what regular folk thought about Texas’ teen huntress. When one of our new volunteers expressed absolute dismay we asked her to jot down her thoughts… by doing so she learned a most valuable lesson...

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Why Big Game Hunting Does Not Help Conservation

Why Big Game Hunting Does Not Help Conservation | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
With less than 2% of tourism profits coming from hunters, and less than 3% of those going back to local communities, who do you think benefits?
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Instead of deterring poachers, some say trophy hunting is actually creating a conduit?

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Namibia: New Trophy Hunting Conservancies Approved in Zambezi

The Ministry of Environment and Tourism has approved that the areas of Lusese and Nakabolelwa along the Zambezi and Chobe rivers be turned into conservancies, bringing to 81 the number of registered conservancies in the country.
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World Cup beauty loses modeling gig after hunting photo outrage

World Cup beauty loses modeling gig after hunting photo outrage | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it

The Belgian beauty who scored a L’Oreal modeling deal after her World Cup photos went viral earlier this week has been released from her contract.

 

The decision comes after 17-year-old Axelle Despiegelaere sparked outrage on Facebook with a picture showing her posing with a dead oryx gazelle she had hunted in Africa, The Independent reports....

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Hunting ain't cool anymore!

Or is this the new double standard? Okay for guys but not for gals?

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Steven Spielberg Hunting Photo Sparks Hilarious Online Outrage

Steven Spielberg Hunting Photo Sparks Hilarious Online Outrage | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
Anti-hunting advocates went ballistic when a photo of Steven Spielberg with a dead animal was posted online. Those who engaged in the social network bashing
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Namibia: Elephant Attacks Trophy Hunter

A Namibian professional hunter sustained multiple injuries when a young elephant bull attacked him in the Uukwaluudhi Conservancy.
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Trophy hunting is 'it completely horrendous and unacceptable'

Trophy hunting is 'it completely horrendous and unacceptable' | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it

I find it completely horrendous and unacceptable that human beings wish to kill such beautiful animals.  

It is not as if they are out in the jungle by themselves and the animals have equal chance of taking them out.  

No. 

I saw a group of very rich American trophy hunters years ago in Zimbabwe, being led out by well trained game guides, and taken to a scene of about 200 m distance, where an old Lion was resting in the shade of a tree.  ...

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Trophy hunters banned from bringing home rhino parts

Trophy hunters banned from bringing home rhino parts | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
Australians who travel overseas to hunt rhinoceroses will no longer be allowed to bring home their slaughter.
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Way to go Australia... Thanks MP Jason Wood!

Who's going to be next?

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Wildlife Margrit's curator insight, July 2, 5:26 PM

Good job!

Sabine Anderson's curator insight, July 3, 2:41 AM
Thank you Aus for setting an example and trying to bring down the demand for Rhino horn! GO Aus GO!!!!!
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Blame War, Not Safaris for wildlife loss!

Blame War, Not Safaris for wildlife loss! | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it

Safari hunting strikes many people as distasteful in the best of times, and during a conflict, as morally outrageous. The Central African Republic is at war again, and two loose-knit coalitions — one mostly Muslim, the other mostly Christian — are massacring each other. Yet the trophy hunting goes on. A few intrepid foreigners are traveling to the eastern parts of the republic to kill Lord Derby Eland, the largest antelope in Africa, and its shy forest cousin, the bongo....

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Open Letter to Kendall Jones - the Hunter Who Has Become The Hunted

Open Letter to Kendall Jones - the Hunter Who Has Become The Hunted | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it

So Kendall, I get the feeling this is why people have commented on your Facebook page. The hunter has become the hunted. Thousands of messages  from shocked and angry people have  landed on your page and told you exactly what they think of you faster than you can block and ban them....


...you think those of us who are vegetarian, vegan, anti-hunting etc  are crazy don't you Kendall.   You like to poke  fun on your page at those of us who have respect and compassion for our fellow planet dwellers. That is fine, you can think that if you wish, but perhaps next time you preen in front of the mirror  take a good long hard look at yourself  and see the truth of an ugly soul looking back at you. 

Your vanity in it's sickening need to proudly pose next to a dead animal is highly unattractive. Your need to place your foot upon  the body of an animal is a concern. I suggest you get some therapy and soon....

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Lions Hunted to Save Rhinos in South African Circle of Life, uh Death!

Lions Hunted to Save Rhinos in South African Circle of Life, uh Death! | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
When U.S. television host Melissa Bachman posted a photo on Facebook Inc. of herself smiling and holding a rifle above the head of a lion she had shot, the response was instant.
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Circle of Life?

Sadly what South Africa has is a Circle of Death... and that seems to include humans and animals!

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Two Lancaster County hunters' 6-year fight to bring their polar bear trophies home

Two Lancaster County hunters' 6-year fight to bring their polar bear trophies home | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
When U.S. put polar bears on the threatened list in 2008, it barred any parts from coming into the country. Even bears shot legally before the ban. Two Lancaster County hunters want their trophies back and have taken their cry of unfair to federal court and the halls of Congress.
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Crusaders' trophy hunting controversy

Crusaders' trophy hunting controversy | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
Crusaders players on a hunting trip have been brought into a wildlife organisation's campaign against trophy hunting.
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Diminishing Habitat and Wildlife Populations

Diminishing Habitat and Wildlife Populations | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
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Most Unlikely Trophy Hunting Victims - Children

Most Unlikely Trophy Hunting Victims - Children | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
The next generation will pay the price as trophy, canned and sport hunting become increasingly more bizarre with hunters engaging children at earlier ages.
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Killing for Conservation? A House Divided!

Killing for Conservation? A House Divided! | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it

......I work at a major firearms manufacturer. If stereotypes are derived as a reflection of the majority, well … Most employees wear camouflaged clothing to work. There are many trucks in the parking lot with gun racks and stickers bearing different NASCAR racers’ car numbers. You’ll hear Obama jokes, double negatives, and the word “ain’t.” A lot. If Wal-Mart doesn’t have it, they don’t need it. And personal firearms are allowed in the building. Care to guess how they feel about the second amendment, firearms, and hunting?

 

But even these hardcore second amendment supporters are divided on the issue of trophy hunting; that is, killing an animal you do not intend to consume. A quick straw poll at the office reflected the thoughts of one hunter who posted on Miss Jones’ Facebook page, ‘I’m a hunter and proud of that. That being said I eat what I shoot and only hunt overpopulated animals that other wise [sic] would starve or get diseased. Trophy hunting majestic and rare animals so you can get paid by the people who sponsor you is sick! … Don’t make the rest of us look bad with this crap!”....

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Facebook allows ‘Kill Kendall Jones’ page, but deletes her game hunting photos

Facebook allows ‘Kill Kendall Jones’ page, but deletes her game hunting photos | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it

Facebook has allowed the “Kill Kendall Jones” community page to stay, despite deleting several of the Texas teen’s hunting photos for violating the social media network’s animal abuse policies.....

 

But wait there's an update:

UPDATE: A community demanding the removal of the “Kill Kendall Jones” page quickly gained support over Wednesday night, and it appears that Facebook has removed it as of Thursday morning.

 

Social media users began uploading messages they received from Facebook that said the page had been deleted due to posing a “credible threat of violence.”


Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/jul/9/facebook-allows-kill-kendall-jones-fan-page-delete/#ixzz37SMSV3lq ;
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I still see her page??? Though the most offensive images have been removed.

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Stopping Michigan wolf hunt the focus of humane society president's Kalamazoo visit

Stopping Michigan wolf hunt the focus of humane society president's Kalamazoo visit | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
The President of the Humane Society of the United States worked with about a dozen other volunteers on a door-to-door campaign on Tuesday afternoon to raise awareness for ballot issues concerning wolves in November.
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They're beyond endangered, they're dead!

Our panel has harsh words for teen hunter Kendall Jones on hunting wildlife in Africa and posting her photos online.
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The Ethics of Safari Hunting in Africa

The Ethics of Safari Hunting in Africa | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it

Two readers whose work involves animals offer opposing views of African trophy hunters...

 

A positive light — entirely undeserving — is shed on the blood-soaked businesses of canned hunts and safaris in Africa.

 

Hunting is an act against nature with devastating, far-reaching consequences to entire species, individual animals and their family groups. African antelopes are endangered, yet wealthy trophy hunters spend small fortunes massacring these magnificent animals. It’s up to animal charities to ensure legal protections for these animals and their habitat, and to shield them from the hunters who would make them extinct.

 

Portraying such grotesque, selfish actions as responsible for maintaining areas of “relative peace” in Africa is to deny the fact that hunting itself is an act of violence that needs to be snuffed out across the globe....

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Elephant trophy hunting quota halved in Tanzania

Elephant trophy hunting quota halved in Tanzania | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it

To allow for population growth the Minister for Natural Resources and Tourism, Lazaro Nyalandu announced reduction in trophy hunting to exercise control in light of the ivory poaching crisis.

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A Tribute to the King of Beasts - The Lion

The most majestic of animals.

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Avid hunter claims: hunting is 'kind'

Avid hunter claims: hunting is 'kind' | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it

Hunting is the kindest thing of all, says avid hunter Johan Smit, responding to Bradley Bergh’s excellent letter to WWF.

In his view, Texan huntress Kendall Jones pictured here, is being kind to the lion species....

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Now this makes me think....

"Hunting is to conservation what pornography is to art"

- Chris Mercer with the Campaign Against Canned Hunting and author of the article.

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