Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People
12.0K views | +1 today
Follow
Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People
The Debates: Wildlife conservation vs Animal welfare - Human ego vs Wildlife management - "Right" vs "Wrong"
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Wildlife Margrit
Scoop.it!

Doctor is second American named in African lion-killing investigation

Doctor is second American named in African lion-killing investigation | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
A second American, Dr. Jan Seski, has been named in a growing big game poaching investigation in Zimbabwe on Sunday and is accused of participating in an illegal lion hunt in April
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Wildlife Margrit
Scoop.it!

Cecil the lion: three US airlines ban shipment of hunting 'trophies'

Cecil the lion: three US airlines ban shipment of hunting 'trophies' | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
American, United and Delta will no longer ship lion, leopard, elephant, rhino or buffalo killed by trophy hunters
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Wildlife Margrit
Scoop.it!

Why are Humans the African Lion's Worst Enemy?

Why are Humans the African Lion's Worst Enemy? | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
One more human discovers how we are driving the African Lion, the iconic King of the Jungle, to extinction.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Wildlife Margrit
Scoop.it!

Hunting = vanity, smugness, greed, arrogance

Hunting = vanity, smugness, greed, arrogance | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
Exposing the Safari Club International  By Captain Paul Watson of the Sea Shepherd Finally the time has come to drop kick the Big White Hunters out of Africa. Dr. Walter Palmer has done something...
Wildlife Margrit's insight:

Some good may hopefully come of the death of this beautiful lion...

#lion #LuvWildlife 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Wildlife Margrit
Scoop.it!

Man who studied Cecil the lion for 9 years talks impact

Man who studied Cecil the lion for 9 years talks impact | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — When Cecil the lion’s carcass was finally found after he was lured out of a Zimbabwe wildlife reserve to be killed by an American hunter, it was a headless, skinless skeleton the vultures had been picking at for about a week....

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Wildlife Margrit
Scoop.it!

What Jane Goodall says we can learn from the death of Cecil the Lion | BDCWire

What Jane Goodall says we can learn from the death of Cecil the Lion | BDCWire | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
As people continue to mourn the death of Cecil the Lion, the world's most famous animal rights activist, Jane Goodall, Ph.D., weighed in, managing to find a silver lining in the face of tragedy. Goodall released a statement through the Jane Goodall Institute Wednesday expressing her anger at the senselessness of Cecil's killing. "I was shocked and outraged to hear the story of Cecil, Zimbabwe’s much loved lion," the statement reads. "Not only is it incomprehensible to me that anyone would want t
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Wildlife Margrit
Scoop.it!

More Than 40 Lions Get Hunted in Zimbabwe Every Year

More Than 40 Lions Get Hunted in Zimbabwe Every Year | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it

The death of Cecil the lion at the hands of pilloried dentist Walter Palmer has sparked worldwide outrage, with virtual mobs tanking Palmer’s Yelp ratings, real mobs leaving angry messages at hisoffice, and activists and celebrities alike calling for his metaphorical (or literal) head. But the tragic death of one lion belies a much more widespread and serious problem affecting wildlife in Zimbabwe....

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Wildlife Margrit
Scoop.it!

Lion Murderer Walt Palmer Has Done More For Conservation Than You Have

Lion Murderer Walt Palmer Has Done More For Conservation Than You Have | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
In fact, trophy hunters like him are a large part of the reason we still have animals like lions at all.
Wildlife Margrit's insight:

Any way you spin it. Cecil is dead and now others can no longer enjoy him in the wild.

Trophy hunting is not conservation. If hunters truly were conservationist they could donate their money to help wild lions

If they truly cared for animals they wouldn't pose like this with a dead one. 

After all who poses with a smile alongside their dead relative if they really cared for them!

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Wildlife Margrit
Scoop.it!

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....

Wildlife Margrit's insight:

Bad, bad news!

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Wildlife Margrit
Scoop.it!

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.
Wildlife Margrit's insight:

What a loss!

Not only did a majestic creature die needlessly thousands will now be deprived of being touched by seeing him.

 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Wildlife Margrit
Scoop.it!

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.”...

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Wildlife Margrit
Scoop.it!

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
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Wildlife Margrit
Scoop.it!

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....

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Wildlife Margrit
Scoop.it!

Big game hunters should spare animals and go after poachers

Big game hunters should spare animals and go after poachers | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
If American big game hunters are desperate for a boost to their testosterone-driven egos, they should stop shooting lions and elephants and rhinos and start stalking a species that the world has in abundance: venal human beings.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Wildlife Margrit
Scoop.it!

Guide Charged Over Cecil's Death: I've Done Nothing Wrong

Guide Charged Over Cecil's Death: I've Done Nothing Wrong | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
Theo Bronkhorst, the guide accused of helping American dentist Walter Palmer kill Cecil the lion, said he felt he did nothing wrong.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Wildlife Margrit
Scoop.it!

Man Who Hunted Rhino for $350K Explains Key Detail ‘People Don’t Understand’ About Big Game Hunting

Man Who Hunted Rhino for $350K Explains Key Detail ‘People Don’t Understand’ About Big Game Hunting | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
A Texas man who paid $350,000 to hunt a black rhino earlier this year explained Monday evening a detail that he feels many people are unaware of. Corey Knowlton told CNN he received countless death threats following his controversial Namibia hunt, but added that they had not discouraged...
Wildlife Margrit's insight:

Well, its really Knowlton, Palmer and the other trophy hunters who don't understand.... if they were true wildlife conservationists they would simply donate their money like the rest of us who care do. No animal or bird need be shot to give.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Wildlife Margrit
Scoop.it!

Botswana bans sports hunters after Cecil killing

Botswana bans sports hunters after Cecil killing | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
Govt Spokesperson Jeff Ramsay said they've learnt with deep concern about the killing of the collared and protected lion and commended Zimbabwe for the way it handled the matter.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Wildlife Margrit
Scoop.it!

RIP Cecil the Lion King - Africa Geographic

RIP Cecil the Lion King - Africa Geographic | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it

An ode to Cecil, the legendary lion of Zimbabwe that recently died at the hands of hunters.

 

I am so sorry that you had to endure 40 painful hours with an arrow lodged in your body, that you were then shot, beheaded and skinned – turned into a trophy for a man whose only understanding of Africa is that our laws cannot protect you from his money. I am sorry that more was not done to protect you and I am outraged that you and your kind are seen not as kings, but as commodities....

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Wildlife Margrit
Scoop.it!

Has a poacher killed Cecil's brother

Has a poacher killed Cecil's brother | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
Johnny Rodrigues, Chairman for Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force, said in a statement: 'It is with great sadness and regret that we report that Jericho was shot dead at 4pm this afternoon.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Wildlife Margrit
Scoop.it!

Zimbabwe: Wildlife minister says extradition being sought for Twin Cities dentist who killed lion

"Unfortunately it was too late to apprehend the foreign poacher as he had already absconded to his country of origin," Zimbabwe's wildlife minister said at a Friday news conference.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Wildlife Margrit
Scoop.it!

African Wildlife Foundation launches CrowdRise fundraiser to honor Cecil the Lion

DETROIT and WASHINGTON, July 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Following the tragic death of Cecil the Lion, African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) launched "Justice for Cecil," a CrowdRise fundraiser with the goal of protecting lions like Cecil, and other species heavily targeted by poachers
Wildlife Margrit's insight:

Strange! Cecil the lion wasn't killed by poachers but by legal trophy hunters. 

And, isn't AWF pro trophy hunting? This fundraiser is confusing!

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Wildlife Margrit
Scoop.it!

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...

Wildlife Margrit's insight:

Way to go Drew!

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Wildlife Margrit
Scoop.it!

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...

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Wildlife Margrit
Scoop.it!

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...
Wildlife Margrit's insight:

So terribly sad! Trophy hunting is not conservation. It is simply murder!

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Wildlife Margrit
Scoop.it!

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.
Wildlife Margrit's insight:

Way to go guys!

Happy #rhinofriday

more...
No comment yet.