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October 26, 2020 - Africa Geographic

Trophy hunting – how do African people feel?

Trophy hunting – how do African people feel?
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Much of the scientific understanding of the public perception of trophy hunting is based on the views of the Western public, while most existing studies tend to overlook the opinions of African people. One researcher set out to analyse the responses of three social media pages with predominantly African followers to understand better how African people view trophy hunting.

Mucha Mkono of the University of Queensland focused her research on the Facebook pages of BBC News Africa, and NewsDay-Zimbabwe, exploring and categorising the responses to posts relating to trophy-hunting subjects (1,070 posts in total).

She identified the prevalence of three major patterns and themes in the responses of African readers:

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