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December 07, 2019 - Wild Things Initiative

Western Influence On African Trophy Hunting

Western Influence On African Trophy Hunting
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Despite the best efforts of powerful pro-hunting organizations, perception will never outweigh facts. Trophy hunting was, and continues to be, a sport built upon Western countries exploiting African wildlife and people.

Many Western non-governmental organizations (NGOs), like Humane Society International (HSI), lobby against trophy hunting in Africa on the basis of science and morality. However, proponents of trophy hunting counter those arguments on the basis African countries want the practice continued. They claim economic and conservation benefits contradicting most recent studies.

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