Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People
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Madison man helps rhinos by killing one

David K. Reinke says he’s committed to saving the endangered black rhinoceros.

 

So the Madison businessman traveled to Namibia where he contributed about $200,000 to a trust fund there — and shot and killed a black rhino.

 

Reinke said killing the rhino, a 34-year-old sterile male that he shot with a .375 H&H Magnum rifle, actually helped the species, of which only about 4,000 are left in the wild, by reducing fighting injuries and deaths among male rhinos and encouraging rhino reproduction....

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Here we go again.... Killing Rhino 'A' to save Rhino 'B'

Such irrational thinking!

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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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Uproar among professional hunters some still embrace canned lion hunting

Uproar among professional hunters some still embrace canned lion hunting | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
A split in the ranks as some professional hunters still side for canned lion hunting and the debate continues in South Africa.
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A look at who opposed Trump lifting import ban of elephant trophies

A look at who opposed Trump lifting import ban of elephant trophies | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
Bad news for elephants swept the internet like wildfire. However, the response was swift and the ban on elephant trophies may yet stay in place.
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Trump admin. began accepting permits to import lion trophies last month

Trump admin. began accepting permits to import lion trophies last month | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
Trump admin. began accepting permits to import lion trophies last month
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Trump lifts ban on hunters bringing slain elephant 'trophies' into US

Trump lifts ban on hunters bringing slain elephant 'trophies' into US | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
President Donald Trump has announced that big game hunters - like his sons Donald Jr and Eric - will be allowed to import the heads of slain elephants into America. The new White House regulation overturns an Obama administration ban on elephant trophies from Zimbabwe and Zambia. It caused outrage among animal activists with The Humane Society of the United States blasting the decision as “jarring.”
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How big game hunting is dividing southern Africa

How big game hunting is dividing southern Africa | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
Why has Botswana banned hunting, unlike its neighbours which still embrace it?
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’Captive’ Lions – DEA Fails to Answer Questions Fully

’Captive’ Lions – DEA Fails to Answer Questions Fully | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
Campaign Against Canned Hunting Let’s start with a working definition of ‘science:’ “Science is the pursuit and application of knowledge and understanding of the natural and…
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Cecil the lion’s son has ‘met the same fate’ — killed in a trophy hunt in Zimbabwe

Cecil the lion’s son has ‘met the same fate’ — killed in a trophy hunt in Zimbabwe | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
Lion guardians at Zimbabwe's Hwange National Park said Xanda was taken by a trophy hunter two years after his beloved father was killed in the same area.
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Infamous Lion Killer Falls 100 Feet To His Death During Hunt

Infamous Lion Killer Falls 100 Feet To His Death During Hunt | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
This veterinarian/hunter drew the ire of the internet last year following the release of photos of him posing with his kills.
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Hunting is just like golf, says Trump as his sons pose with safari trophy kills

Hunting is just like golf, says Trump as his sons pose with safari trophy kills | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it

PRESIDENTIAL candidate Donald Trump praised sons Donald Jr and Eric's hunting talents as sick photos emerge of them showing off slain safari animals.
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The World Wildlife Fund, Trophy Hunters and Donald Trump Jr.

The World Wildlife Fund, Trophy Hunters and Donald Trump Jr. | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) presents itself as the savior of animals. At the same time, though infinitely more quietly, it actually thinks hunting them is vital for conservation. In its fight against “poaching,” WWF funds park guards who beat and sometimes kill people, including innocent victims. How can it reconcile these aspects of its work?

A recent brawl between its South African office and one of its trustees, Peter Flack, illuminates the close link between conservation and big game hunting. This may shock those who support the organization through its “adoption” program for elephants, lions, and so on, fundraising aimed at those who believe in animal rights.[1] It’s very hard to believe these WWF donors would agree with such creatures being shot, especially by those in the same organization they’re funding.
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More charges against Cecil hunter | IOL

More charges against Cecil hunter | IOL | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
Zimbabwean prosecutors have laid a further charge against former professional hunter Theo Bronkhorst, over the death of 'Cecil the lion'.
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Trophy Hunters Beware! Here's why killing for profit is not wildlife conservation

Trophy Hunters Beware! Here's why killing for profit is not wildlife conservation | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
An American opportunist into killing for profit is accused of prematurely offering trophy hunters a black manned male lion.
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Worth More Alive: The Questionable Role Of Trophy Hunting In Conservation

Worth More Alive: The Questionable Role Of Trophy Hunting In Conservation | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
Dwindling populations of animals roam the savannahs, completely unaware that there is a literal price tag on their heads.
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Pouring cold water on 'sustainable use'

Pouring cold water on 'sustainable use' | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
This blog criticises a letter sent to the Chinese government by well-known hunting apologist Eugene Lapointe.     After wrapping himself in a cloak of assumed credibility arising fro
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Not just elephants — Donald Trump also reversed lion hunting trophy rules

Not just elephants — Donald Trump also reversed lion hunting trophy rules | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service indicated it believes controlled and regulated hunting could help increase the population.
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Connor Everist's curator insight, December 7, 1:15 PM

Donald Trump in an attempt to save this lion population, reverses the trophy rules in place to hunt the lions. Along with the butchering of elephants, lions are also found to be a common target in Africa. We must try to save this species together, and decrease poaching as much as possible.

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Trump puts elephant trophies decision on hold amid outrage

Trump puts elephant trophies decision on hold amid outrage | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
Forget it.
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Blood and Beauty on a Texas Exotic-Game Ranch

Blood and Beauty on a Texas Exotic-Game Ranch | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
In the hill country outside San Antonio, a safari-style world of rare and endangered species symbolizes the popularity and controversy of exotic game hunting.
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Well worth reading. How can we continue to condone trophy hunting? It is truly beyond my ability to comprehend!
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Hunter killed by elephant in Namibia - Africa Geographic

Hunter killed by elephant in Namibia - Africa Geographic | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
An elephant trampled and killed an Argentine hunter who was in a group of hunters tracking a herd of elephants.
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The BIG LIE about lion trophy hunting - Africa Geographic

The BIG LIE about lion trophy hunting - Africa Geographic | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
The trophy hunting of Africa’s wild, free roaming lions is not sustainable and has to stop.
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Good News! Mpumalanga tightens up on elephant trophy hunting

Good News! Mpumalanga tightens up on elephant trophy hunting | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
Despite the poaching crisis the fact that elephant trophy hunting continues remains troubling, however, this is some good news from Mpumalanga.
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Remains of man who hunts elephants and lions 'found inside crocodiles'

Remains of man who hunts elephants and lions 'found inside crocodiles' | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
DNA tests on the carcass of three crocodiles shot dead in Zimbabwe have confirmed they ate a missing South African hunter. Scott Van Zyl disappeared during a hunting safari near the banks of the Limpopo river last week and is now believed to have been killed by the crocodiles.
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More questions than answers as Kruger park continues shooting buffalo - Conservation Action Trust

More questions than answers as Kruger park continues shooting buffalo - Conservation Action Trust | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
Confused explanations at a public meeting in Skukuza on Saturday are concerning stakeholders as the Kruger National Park forges ahead with its program of shooting buffalo as part of a sustainable offtake program that does not appear to have clear objectives. Buffalo by the Crocodile Gate in the Kruger National Park. File photo. Image by:Read More
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Timbavati risks tourist backlash to hunt a super tusker | Daily Maverick

Timbavati risks tourist backlash to hunt a super tusker | Daily Maverick | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
Synecdoce is an interesting but seldom used word of Greek origin which means a part of some object or action which represents the whole. An example is the application by the Timbavati reserve to hunt a super tusker and its approval by Kruger National Park. There are only about 25 to 30 such elephants left in the world. That single request, in a long list of other animals to be hunted, embodies a much bigger story. By DON PINNOCK.
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Panthera Statement on South Africa’s Proposed Quota for Lion Skeleton Exports and Its Impact on Wild Lion Populations 

Panthera Statement on South Africa’s Proposed Quota for Lion Skeleton Exports and Its Impact on Wild Lion Populations  | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
“It is confounding that a country whose iconic wild lions are such a source of national pride—not to mention tourist revenue—would take such risks to sustain a marginal captive breeding industry that is condemned globally for its shameful practices. The legal farming of lions for tourists to bottle-feed, pet, and ultimately hunt in tiny enclosures is a stain on South Africa’s reputation as stewards of Africa’s wildlife.”
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Have we already forgotten Cecil the Lion? Look at Namibia

Have we already forgotten Cecil the Lion? Look at Namibia | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
Eighteen months ago Cecil the Lion was lured and mercilessly killed by a trophy hunter and its about to happen again in Namibia.
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