Tag: trophy hunting

Ethical Consumer | ‘Shooting Wildlife’ Optics Report III

Ethical Consumer’s new report ‘Shooting Wildlife III’ “explores the debates surrounding the ethics and impacts of sport hunting and updates the 2016 and 2018 ‘Shooting Wildlife?’ reports – examining how 30 optics companies approach this sensitive subject.” If you’ve not read either of the previous two ‘Shooting Wildlife’ reports, in essence, they aim to give consumers information which will allow them to make a choice about which optics to buy based on whether or not they want to support companies with links to hunting. That information is never (in our experience anyway) presented in-store or at, for example, the British Birdfair where every optics company with a foothold in the UK promotes its products. And given their influence through huge advertising spend it’s rarely provided in birdwatching magazines either.

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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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Podcast: Richard Peirce | Lions, Bones, and Bullets

The Lion: King of the Jungle, the Big Beast, star of the Lion King, one of the world’s best known and best-loved animals – or perhaps more accurately a wild cat of the open plains whose population, according to a 2015 statement by the IUCN, has declined approximately 42% over the past 21 years, and the unwitting star of the chilling 2015 documentary ‘Blood Lions‘, which uncovered the realities of the multi-million dollar predator breeding and canned lion hunting industries in South Africa. From magnificent predators we have turned Lions into inbred animals farmed in miserable conditions across southern Africa, animals rented out to be cuddled by so-called ‘voluntourists’ then sold on to be shot in their enclosures by trophy hunters in canned hunts, animals whose bones are boiled down to service the demands of traditional Chinese medicine now that Tigers have been exploited to the point of extinction.

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