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On killing Cecil the Lion – the conservation case for hunting

The killing of Cecil the Lion is without doubt another PR disaster for the hunting industry, was illegal and distasteful for many people. However reporting has focused on people’s moral outrage and anger towards the hunter with little in the … Continue reading

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Linking trophy hunting, wildlife conservation and African rural livelihoods

Trophy hunting is an emotive subject. In Africa, hunters from the US and Europe pay many millions of dollars a year to track and shoot game for their trophies. Whilst many people disagree with shooting animals, the industry contributes to … Continue reading

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When lions are just a commodity

Does it matter if wild animals are treated as a commodity? If farming and hunting animals contributes to their survival, then should we not just regulate the industry so it is done with high animal welfare standards and maximum conservation … Continue reading

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