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Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People
The Debates: Wildlife conservation vs Animal welfare - Human ego vs Wildlife management - "Right" vs "Wrong"
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Trophy hunting programme: G-B sets $70,000 as hunting fee for markhors

Trophy hunting programme: G-B sets $70,000 as hunting fee for markhors | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
This year’s season will run from Novemb­er to April 2014.
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Black rhino hunt to be auctioned at DSC

Black rhino hunt to be auctioned at DSC | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it

Now this is historic.


Through an historic collaboration between governments, one hunter will have a chance to hunt a black rhino, help manage and conserve the species, and import a rare trophy to the US in 2014.


The Dallas Safari Club has been selected by the Government of the Republic of Namibia to auction a special hunting permit with all proceeds earmarked for rhino conservation in that country...

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And this is something to be proud of?

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Marcus Clarke's comment, October 18, 2013 7:54 PM
I am pretty sure that this is not "historic". SANParks have done this kind of thing in the past to bring much needed cash to Wildlife services under pressure from lack of funds etc. It is certainly not something to be proud of but reflects the challenges faced by those on the frontlines of conservation. We desperately need a new model for development because right now the poor are standing still, the rich are getting richer (Africa has a growing number of new billionaires) and wildlife is disappearing faster than ever.
Dominique Osh's comment, October 18, 2013 8:37 PM
thank you Marcus, I agree, this is unbelievable sell out of Rhino's to The Dallas Safari Club, they are the enemy to all wildlife, wishing they will all suffer a "hunting accident"..Sorry to learn this is not a 1st, and that this is what they have to resort to for funds. Yes, evident all over the world that the rich are getting richer, and the poor are getting poorer, personally evident to me for last 20 years, but recently escalated to insanity proportions.
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Elephant Trophy Alternative

Elephant Trophy Alternative | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
the perfect combination of puzzle, gift + sculpture… bring the safari home with this cardboard elephant wall mount. no trip to africa necessary. pre-cut +
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If you simply must hang an elephant head on your wall...

consider this, it is much cheaper, politically correct, nobody dies and you can even hang photos of your favorite elephant on it.

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Wildlife Margrit's curator insight, October 12, 2013 2:39 PM

If you simply must hang an elephant head on your wall why not consider one like this?

Cheaper, more politically correct, nobody dies and you can even use it to hang your favorite elephant photos on if you like.

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Trophy hunting in the context of community conservation

Trophy hunting in the context of community conservation | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
Trophy hunting has been the subject of heated debates in recent times. In particular, hunting carnivores has been decried as a cruel practice.
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Candy Copeland's curator insight, October 29, 2013 12:29 PM

And it is still!  The pain and suffering of the animal, usually a top predator, the disruption to that animal's family unit, the negative impacts on the ecosystem when that animal is taken out of it's enviroment are not taken into account by selfish trophy hunters.

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NBC Sports Network under fire for elephant killing on NRA show

NBC Sports Network is facing a flurry of criticism over an episode of the outdoor sports program "Under Wild Skies" in which a National Rifle Assn. strategist shoots and kills an African elephant.

 

In the episode, which aired Sunday night (a highlight reel is posted above), host Tony Makris and a guide stalk an elephant in the Okavango Delta of Botswana -- "a mecca for elephant hunting," according to a narrator....

 

"We've listened to our viewers and will not air that particular episode of 'Under Wild Skies' again. We're also taking a close look at our internal standards as part of this process because this content should not have aired," the network said in a statement. "While this form of hunting is legal, we understand that many viewers find it objectionable. As a result we are taking an aggressive approach towards objectionable content within future episodes of 'Under Wild Skies' and other series."...

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Campaign Against Canned Hunting (CACH)

Campaign Against Canned Hunting (CACH) | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it

Campaign against canned hunting - Non-profit wildlife charity

 

Check out the new website here

http://www.cannedlion.org/index.html

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Austrian Hunter's Obsession Turns To Murder/Poaching

GROSSPRIEL, Austria (AP) — In Austria, hunting deer and wild boar is a hallowed way of life, one that follows age-old codes of honor and requires a license bestowed only after passing rigorous exams. In that exalted world, Alois Huber was a brazen outlaw even before he went on a murderous rampage that left four people dead.

 

Not only did he poach game illegally in the middle of the night, he violated one of hunting's most sacred rules: Kill for meat, not just the trophy of the wild animal's head....

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VIDEO: Anti-trophy hunting film to screen this fall at Telus World of Science

VIDEO: Anti-trophy hunting film to screen this fall at Telus World of Science | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
The Coastal First Nations are praising Vancouver’s Telus World of Science for screening the 20-minute anti-trophy hunting Bear Witness documentary this fall.
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Opinion: African Lions Should Not Be Listed as Endangered

Opinion: African Lions Should Not Be Listed as Endangered | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
Recent petitions to list the African lion as an endangered species, and therefore regulate trade in its parts, are not founded, says a group of big-game hunters.
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Now really Nat Geo!

As stated in the title this is an OPINION and one that appears only to benefit trophy hunters and lion breeders... and not the lion and their natural habitat. Or am I missing something?

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New Sport Hunting Law Targets Poachers

New Sport Hunting Law Targets Poachers | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
Hunting for sport doesn’t mean wasting the meat, according to a new Illinois law. The law requires hunters to use all edible parts of harvested animals. Marc Miller, director of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, says this should discourage poaching.  “The ‘wants and waste bill’ will help us crack down on poachers who are going out and shooting an animal just for the antlers,” Miller said.... 
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International Lion Breeding Awareness Day(12 August).

International Lion Breeding Awareness Day(12 August). | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
Today is solely dedicated to captive bred lions of all ages, males and females. How we can improve their survival and improve their animal rights.
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Please don't support the breeding, petting or hunting of captive bred lions

 

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Opinion: Why Are We Still Hunting Lions?

Opinion: Why Are We Still Hunting Lions? | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
A conservationist argues that it's impossible to save lions from extinction when Americans are killing them for sport.
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Changes to law will limit rhino hunts

Changes to law will limit rhino hunts | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
Durban - The government is hoping recent changes to environmental laws will reduce the number of sham rhino hunts, by closing loopholes exploited by professional hunters and hunting outfitters.... Although the department did not refer to specific examples, there have been cases of several rhinos being shot by foreign “hunters” in different provinces, under the pretext of legal trophy hunting. The horns were then exported to Vietnam and other Far East nations for use in traditional medicine....
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Could photography and the "sharing economy" mindset disrupt trophy hunting?

Could photography and the "sharing economy" mindset disrupt trophy hunting? | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
The sharing economy is all about access instead of ownership. Can this mindset be expanded to help hunters rethink what they value when it comes to trophy hunting?
Wildlife Margrit's insight:

Some selfish hunter went and killed the mystical albino moose that supposedly had been around forever.... sheeesh!

 

You know, trophy hunting is nothing but selfish. Deprives the rest of us from enjoying the beauty of the animal/bird.

 

I like the author's idea... let's 'help' hunters get with the program and become more community instead of 'me' minded.

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Candy Copeland's curator insight, October 18, 2013 12:51 PM

What!? Stop them from having their blood sport , their pleasure of murdering and inflicting pain and suffering on small defenseless animals!  Lordy!  They'd throw a fit like a spoiled 10 yr old!

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Half of Wyo. 2013 Wolf Quota Reached

Half of Wyo. 2013 Wolf Quota Reached | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
Hunters have killed half the allowable number of wolves in a trophy hunting area bordering Yellowstone National Park.
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Wyoming kicks off downsized wolf-hunting season

 (AP) — At least four wolves have been killed in Wyoming since the state kicked off its second formal hunting season this week in a trophy zone bordering Yellowstone National Park.

 

Wyoming has cut in half the quota of wolves available for hunters in the trophy zone this year compared to last, from 52 down to 26...

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License to Kill: Michigan Wolf Hunters Snap Up Nearly 1,000 Permits in First 30 Minutes of Sale

License to Kill: Michigan Wolf Hunters Snap Up Nearly 1,000 Permits in First 30 Minutes of Sale | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it

It took 50 years to get Michigan’s gray wolf population up to 658, and only 30 minutes to sell three-quarters of the available licenses—900 out of 1,200—when they went on sale on Saturday September 28.

 

Only 100 licenses were still available by 5 p.m. on Saturday for the season, which runs from November 15 through December 31, the news website MLive.com reported. State residents paid copy00 per license, while nonresidents’ price was $500.

 

All this to kill just 43 wolves.

 

Read more athttp://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2013/10/01/license-kill-michigan-wolf-hunters-snap-nearly-1000-permits-first-30-minutes-sale-151512

Wildlife Margrit's insight:

Okay hunters where are your scruples now?

You don't eat wolf meat... 

They're not too many of them...

So the only rationale I can think of you really enjoy killing!

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Laurel Stelter's curator insight, October 2, 2013 6:19 PM

I feel like Michigan is split on this decision: Kill 43 wolves, or let them be? Michigan has been trying for decades to get the number of wolves back to what was once "normal". Hunters got enough signatures for the legistlation to take a look at the possiblitity of a wolve hunt. I think that since Michigan has spent SO long trying to get  the number of wolves back up, why go back to the originally wanted number? Maybe if the hunt wouldn't happen this year then yes, there would be a higher amount to hunt next winter. 

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Community-owned lodge opens in Zambia

Community-owned lodge opens in Zambia | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
The Machenje Fishing Lodge, a community-owned conservation enterprise, has recently opened its doors along the Zambezi River in Zambia following a partnership between the African Wildlife Foundation, Taonga Safaris and residents of the Sekute...
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Love concepts like this. However I have a question (which I posted on the article) Will trophy/canned hunting be sponsored at this lodge? 

 

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Trophy Hunters Show no Respect: Saving Great Bear Rainforest is Island man's mission

Trophy Hunters Show no Respect: Saving Great Bear Rainforest is Island man's mission | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it

British Columbia’s ancient Great Bear Rainforest is nothing short of breathtaking — granite monoliths encompass carpets of hanging moss, stunning fjords and rivers full of jumping salmon....

 

Raincoast partners with four First Nations in the area and Falconer said trophy hunters are violating tribal laws against the sport introduced last September.

 

“Whether (trophy hunting) is legal or illegal under the Provincial Wildlife Act it certainly is against tribal laws,” he said. “Constitutionally they have been given the right to manage the resources and their territory.”

 

Falconer said signs have been put up, reading “trophy hunting closed, please respect our traditional law,” but trophy hunters ignore them....

 

He feels a hunter shooting a deer and filling their freezer with meat is different than completely needless killing.

 

“(Trophy hunters) cut the paws off, they cut the head off and they skin it, so what’s left behind is the entire bear, the meat and the guts,” he said. “They take the hide and they mount it as if it was a fierce bear that was attacking them but in reality they just snuck up and shot it in the back.”...

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What’s Michigan deer season for? Trophies or venison?

What’s Michigan deer season for? Trophies or venison? | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it

Each year, in late summer, the state Department of Natural Resources issues its “Hunting and Trapping Digest,” a 5-by-8 1/2-inch booklet of 60 pages or so, filled with the rules and regulations hunters must follow to legally take game in Michigan.

 

Sixty pages? Well, hunting and trapping laws are a lot more complicated than you might think – more complicated, some would say, than they need to be. They vary from county to county, and change from year to year...... 

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Stephen Hume: It’s not hunting, and a grizzly head and paws are not trophies

Stephen Hume: It’s not hunting, and a grizzly head and paws are not trophies | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it

It’s time to end the miserable, demeaning trophy hunt for grizzly bears in this otherwise splendid province.

 

We should thank Clayton Stoner, I suppose, for inadvertently making himself the latest celebrity poster boy on the issue and thereby reminding us why trophy hunting is such a revolting sport.

 

Trophy hunting is killing magnificent animals for no other purpose than to pump up some so-called hunter’s pathetic ego....

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Federal Court Upholds Endangered Listing for Three Antelope Species

Federal Court Upholds Endangered Listing for Three Antelope Species | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
In a blow to trophy hunting interest groups, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia upheld a 2005 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service rule listing the Scimitar-Horned Oryx, the Addax and the Dama Gazelle as endangered.
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A win for the antelope!

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Fauna Tomlinson's comment, September 2, 2013 8:51 PM
Michael Senatore, vice president for conservation law at Defenders of Wildlife said: “Experts agree that captive hunting does not contribute to the overall conservation of the species in their native habitat. The court’s ruling is an important step to protecting endangered species worldwide.”
Wildlife Margrit's comment, September 3, 2013 1:51 PM
Thanks Fauna
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Trophy Hunting: So its okay to shoot rhino A to feed rhino B?

Yet again, "Animal Shame' They ask questions and answer it by themselves. I decided to correct them quickly! In July of this year there has been a hunting application raised for one of Mr John Hume...
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Hmm! So getting money for shooting Rhino A buys food to keep Rhino B. What if rhinos could be kept in the wilds, in their natural habitat? They wouldn't need to be 'owned' or fed would they?

 

Read on and tell us what you think...

http://corumana.wordpress.com/2013/07/30/hunting-rhino/ ;

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VIDEO: Special Assignment - The Con in Conservation

In this episode we investigate the so-called "green con", where volunteers are paying exorbitant amounts to come to South Africa to hand raise lion cubs under the impression that they are doing it for conservation. Activists allege that most of these cubs end up in a "canned" hunt or as breeding robots for farms.

We also focus on the alleged abuse of the permit system for the breeding and hunting of lion and ask whether the country needs to have standardised regulations across all provinces.

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Gun store angers animal rights group with another hunting contest; This time prairie dogs (VIDEO)

Gun store angers animal rights group with another hunting contest; This time prairie dogs (VIDEO) | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
Gunhawk Firearms hosts the competition and will award the hunter who shoots the "most tails" with a S&W M&P 15-22 rifle and everybody else gets a T-shirt.
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Shame on you New Mexico!

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