Tag: campaign to ban trophy hunting

Book Review: Eduardo Goncalves | Trophy Leaks

“No, you shouldn’t come to this series hoping to be cheered up (inspired certainly, but not cheered up), but it’s almost guaranteed that unless you too get your kicks killing animals you’ll come away determined and enthused – as well as bewildered how you could possibly belong to the same species as these moral vacuums. These individuals who roam the world gunning down wildlife because they can combine their wealth with a gaping lack of morals or ethics. Eduardo’s books have revealed just how ‘different’ these people and their organisations are to the rest of us. How unsympathetic and ugly…And the facts laid out in these books are undeniable – they’re taken straight from trophy hunting conferences, sales brochures, internal reports, forums, from the foam-flecked mouths of the hunters themselves after all – and stand in stark and immediate contrast with where most researchers, scientists, members of the public, communities and even society itself are headed: towards a kinder, more compassionate world where we protect what is left, rather than butcher it and stick it up on our walls.” Book Review, Trophy Leaks

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Trophy Hunting, Facebook, and Astroturfing

Campaign to Ban Trophy Hunting (CBTH) is reporting a fascinating development in the ongoing battle to reveal the extent that trophy hunters (= wealthy shooters who travel the world to kill wildlife) have gone to present what they do as ‘conservation’ and representing the ‘true voice’ of Africa: astroturfing on social media, especially Facebook. It’s a complex story involving many actors, but the campaign appears to have been organised by the Illinois-based Inclusive Conservation Group which quietly funded pro-hunting lobby accounts on social media, including Let Africa Live and Proud American Hunter. The latter was targeted deliberately at (according to ICG themselves) “a rabid following of 25 – 54 year old United States males who are passionate about hunting, guns, and patriotism”…

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Killing Game: The Extinction Industry | New book on 5th Anniversary of slaying of Cecil the Lion

A new book – written by Eduardo Goncalves of the Campaign to Ban Trophy Hunting and released on the 5th anniversary of the killing of Cecil the Lion by American dentist Walter Palmer – produces startling new evidence showing trophy hunting is putting lions and African elephants on a “fast-track to extinction“. Joanna Lumley endorses ‘KILLING GAME: The Extinction Industry’ saying: “This powerful book confirms our darkest suspicions about this unforgivable trade. The worst thing we can do is turn a blind eye.”

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Book Review: Eduardo Goncalves | Trophy Hunters Exposed (Inside the Big Game Industry)

In a remarkably short time Eduardo Goncalves has brought together a broad coalition of supporters and researchers, become an almost permanent fixture in the media, and – it turns out – has also somehow found time to write a book. And “Trophy Hunters Exposed: Inside the Big Game Industry” slams into trophy hunting with the force of a meteorite.

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Campaign to Ban Trophy Hunting | House of Commons Reception (Jan 2020)

The Campaign to Ban Trophy Hunting held a reception at the House of Commons on January 22nd. Event invitations stated that the event would be focussed on “Trophy Hunting: The Case for a UK Import/Export Ban” and that a rather interesting line-up of speakers would be jostling for space alongside high-profile supporters and media representatives. How could anyone, writes Charlie Moores, turn down an invitation like that…

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