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Why Is Trophy Hunting Legal?



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Trophy hunting is popular amongst roughly 10 million Americans, who spend a lot of money to hunt big game. So why is trophy hunting legal?

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The $200 million question : How much does trophy hunting really contribute to African communities?

http://www.ifaw.org/sites/default/files/Ecolarge-2013-200m-question.pdf

“Advocates for the African trophy hunting industry invariably claim that hunting revenues provide benefits to rural communities.”

Beyond Cecil the Lion: Trophy-Hunting Industry in Africa Explained
http://abcnews.go.com/US/cecil-lion-trophy-hunting-industry-africa-explained/story?id=32785057
“The trophy hunting industry in Africa is receiving new attention as Zimbabwe officials are calling for the extradition of the American dentist who recently admitted to killing Cecil the lion, sparking worldwide outrage.”

Economic and conservation significance of the trophy hunting industry in sub-Saharan Africa

http://www.africanwildlifeconservationfund.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/Economic-and-conservation-significance.pdf

“There is a lack of consensus among some conservation NGOs and African governments concerning the acceptability and effectiveness of trophy hunting as a conservation tool.”

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Post time: May-08-2017

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