Beyond Cecil the Lion: “Trophy-Hunting Industry in Africa” …. !!


~~January 29, 2016~~ 


I was away from home when Cecil the Lion was killed.

I remember the news coming over my social media stream.

I remember the feelings I felt about this event.

There were many who considered that too much coverage and importance was given to the death of a lion.

I think that many wanted this to simply go away. There were the true believers in this injustice, there were the fanatics and there were the true souls who felt the pain of this loss.

I also became aware of the hunting trade, the trophy hunt, the business behind this industry and realized that it wasn’t going away any time soon.

Airlines place new rules about transporting animal trophies, protests were planned and conducted, death threats and violence were a fact.

Yet, still the facts of it all, to me, is that humans are decimating this planet.

I don’t see any major change in spite of organizations trying to conserve, preserve and care for these precious creatures. So many species are slowly but steadily disappearing.

I have shared several posts about this topic … yet I fail to see a change.

That makes me so sad.



Cecil was wounded with an arrow by Walter Palmer, an American recreational big-game hunter, was then tracked, and on 1 July 2015, allegedly killed with a rifle approximately 40 hours later.

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Jul 31, 2015

The trophy hunting industry in Africa received new attention as Zimbabwe officials called for the extradition of the American dentist who recently admitted to killing Cecil the lion, sparking worldwide outrage.

Though there is intense interest in Cecil’s killing in particular, wildlife and conservation officials say hundreds of lions and other big-game animals – some of them endangered -are hunted, killed and brought back as trophies to the U.S. every year.

Trophy hunting expert Peter LaFontaine, who works as a campaigns officer for the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), spoke to ABC News to explain the basics of trophy hunting and the ongoing controversies about the industry beyond the killing of Cecil the lion.

What is trophy hunting?

Trophy hunting is the legal practice of selectively hunting wild game animals, usually larger animals and usually to take back home taxidermied parts of the animal such as the head or carcass for display as a “trophy,” LaFontaine told ABC News. Poaching, on the other hand, is the illegal version of killing wild game.

“Trophy hunters usually bring back the skin, head, tusks or fur for display and to brag about to fellow hunting buddies,” LaFontaine said.



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Who goes trophy hunting?

“Trophy hunters are typically not going to be your average white-tailed deer hunter,” LaFontaine said. “Most of the folks who do this are men from a wealthier subset. These are people who, for vacation, go to an African country and pay up to tens of thousands of dollars for the opportunity to kill a lion, rhino or elephant that they can bring back home.”

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The Truth About Cecil The Lion & Trophy Hunting~

~~Published on Aug 4, 2015~~

With the heartbreak, outrage and uproar about Cecil the lion, a few things need to be addressed …

When are we going to have the courage to ask ourselves why we don’t cry out for the billions of animals who are slaughtered every year? The 300 million animals that we kill every single day?

Erin Janus




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Thoughts for today, #151 …. “Trophy Hunters”!!


~~May 6, 2015~~ 

Trophy hunting is the selective hunting of wild game animals. Although parts of the slain animal may be kept as a hunting trophy or memorial (usually the skin, antlers and/or head), the carcass itself is sometimes used as food.

Trophy hunting has firm supporters and opponents. Public debate about trophy hunting often centers 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.

Trophy hunting should not be confused with poaching, the practice of taking game illegally.



A hunting trophy is an item prepared from the body of a game animal killed by a hunter and kept as a souvenir of the successful hunting or fishing expedition.

Often, the heads or entire bodies are processed by a taxidermist, although sometimes other body parts such as teeth, tusks or horns are used as the trophies.

Such trophies are often displayed in the hunter’s home or office, and often in specially designed “trophy rooms,” sometimes called “game rooms” or “gun rooms,” in which the hunter’s weaponry is displayed as well.

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