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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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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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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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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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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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