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A study published in the journal Animal Conservation[49] and led by Peter Lindsey of the Mpala Research Centre in Kenya concluded that most trophy hunters say they are concerned about conservation, ethical and social issues posed by hunting. [53] The study surveyed 150 Americans who had previously hunted in Africa or were planning to do so within three years. For example, hunters claim that they were much less willing to hunt in areas where wild dogs or African cheetahs were illegally slaughtered than their hunting operators thought, and they also showed more interest in social issues than their operators thought, with a great willingness to hunt in areas where the local population lived and benefited from hunting. Eighty-six percent of hunters told researchers they preferred to hunt in an area where they knew some of the revenue went to local communities. [49] A certification system could therefore allow hunters to choose operators who benefit the local population and behave in a manner that respects nature. [47] In Defense of Animals opposes trophy hunting on the grounds that trophy hunters do not aim for conservation, but for fame by hunting and killing the largest and rarest animals. They claim that trophy hunters are not interested in rescuing endangered animals and are more than willing to pay the very high price for permits to kill members of an endangered species. [76] There is an organization that campaigns against canning in South Africa. [77] Trophy hunting in North America has been promoted by organizations such as the Boone & Crockett Club as a means of conservation, as hunting an animal with a large set of antlers or horns is a way to select only adult animals, helping to shape a successful conservation model in the country where hunting plays a fundamental role. And trophy hunters have worked hard to preserve wildlife and wilderness. This is the case of President Theodore Roosevelt, who, after becoming President of the United States in 1901, used his authority to establish 150 national forests, 51 federal ornithological reserves, four national game reserves, five national parks and 18 national monuments on more than 230 million acres of public land. [6] In the United States, for example, trophy hunting is legal in most states.

The U.S. The Fish and Wildlife Service regulates trophy hunting for certain protected species, such as lions and elephants. Trophy hunters must obtain permission from the agency before being allowed to hunt wildlife. U.S. trophy hunters pay a lot of money to kill animals abroad and import an average of more than 126,000 wildlife trophies a year. They also hunt big game for domestic sports: bears, bobcats, mountain lions, wolves and other native wild animals are also victims of trophy hunting and damage natural ecosystems. From 2005 to 2014, the top ten types of trophies imported into the United States were: Trophy hunting as a sport has strong supporters and opponents. The debates around trophy hunting concern the question of morality in relation to hunting and conservation efforts made through big game hunting. «Animals are slaughtered, stuffed, packed and delivered to Europe`s gates like trophies, and citizens and politicians can and must stop this. It is time for all of us to say #NotInMyWorld. -Adeline Fischer, Head of Trophy Hunting Communication at HSI/Europe It is important to ensure that trophy hunting is only conducted in an ethical and humane manner. Otherwise, it is nothing more than a cruel and unnecessary practice. It remains to be seen whether trophy hunting will remain a controversial and polarizing topic in the coming years.

South Africa has the largest hunting industry in the world and is the second most popular source of U.S. trophy imports. Trophy hunting was practiced in Africa and is still practiced in many African countries. 1. Trophy hunters have killed more than 78,000 mountain lions over the past two decades. 2. Mexico has a hunting industry worth about $200 million with about 4,000 hunting farms. 3. Big names like Teddy Roosevelt and George W.

Bush have been associated with animal hunting and trophies. 4.A 21-day lion hunt can cost between $52,500 and $70,000. Several states — including Colorado, Utah and Washington — have proposed an increase in cougar hunting in recent years for a variety of reasons, and California is currently the only state in the West to ban puma hunting. [8] These animals are generally hunted for a fee for each killing, with hunters paying $4,000 or more to hunt exotic game. [12] [13] Because many of these species are endangered or threatened in their natural habitat, the U.S. government requires that 10% of hunting fees be used for conservation efforts in areas where these animals are native. Hunting of endangered animals in the United States is generally illegal under the Endangered Species Act, but it is allowed on these ranches because the rare animals hunted there are not native to the United States. The Big Five consist of endangered animals such as lions, leopards, rhinos, elephants and Cape buffalo. The «Big Five» were invented by trophy hunters as one of the largest and most dangerous hunting animals.

Today, the name represents the most emblematic animals of Africa. While South Africa is the only African country that has canned hunting, the United States also has these facilities. Texas, for example, has many exotic pet sites that offer canned hunting packages. Unfortunately, many pseudo-sanctuaries with small cats are known for their selfies or volunteer programs to raise the animals. What`s behind the camera is that most of these big cats are then sold to cruel entertainment and tin can hunting sites when they become too big and dangerous to be around humans. However, South Africa`s environment minister, Edna Molewa, notes that the hunting industry has contributed to the South African economy in recent years.