What Is Trophy Hunting

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What Is Trophy Hunting

Trophy hunting is the shooting of carefully selected animals – frequently big game such as rhinos, elephants, lions, pumas and bears – under official government licence, for pleasure. The trophy is the animal (or its head, skin or any other body part) that the hunter keeps as a souvenir.
Every year, hunters from Europe and the United States travel to Africa to participate in “trophy hunting,” the act in which hunters bring home dead animals to .
What Is Trophy Hunting? Put simply, trophy hunting is the careful and selective hunting of a particular wild game animal, usually because that particular animal has a desirable characteristic, such as large antlers/horns and/or a distinctive hide.
Trophy hunting is unethical, cruel, harmful and unsustainable. Killing rare animals such as Cecil the lion for trophies is not responsible hunting. Learn more!
Save the Rhino does not fund trophy hunting, or accept donations from trophy. Trophy hunting is defined as “a specific and selective legal form of wildlife use .
“Trophy hunting is of key importance to conservation in Africa by creating financial incentives to promote and retain wildlife as a land use over vast areas,” said .