BIG game hunting is a controversial subject with many people condemning the practice. While common, it gained widespread publicity in 2015 after dentist Walter Palmer slaughtered Cecil the lion, who was part of a University of Oxford study. In which countries is big game hunting legal? Hunting is legal in many countries around the world, including Europe, North America, South America, Asia and Australia. Most big game hunting takes place in Africa, with top destinations including including Zimbabwe, Zambia, Mozambique and Tanzania. Website Diana Hunting, which offers hunting tours, says: “Big Game - is for many the very essence of hunting in Africa. “Big Game does not just mean big animals, but big challenges and experiences. “Generally speaking it is only in the areas where hunting outfitters operate that the increasing levels of poaching have been brought under control, which elsewhere have grown alarmingly, especially with regard to elephants, over recent years. … [Read more...] about In which countries is big game hunting legal and what dangerous wild animals do people hunt and how much do they pay?
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A BOASTING big game hunter has been slammed by celebs and animal rights activists after a pro-hunting group shared a photo of her proudly showing off her leopard kill. The unverified image of the woman, only referred to as Britany L, was shared on US-based Safari Club International and has since sparked world-wide outrage. But it turned out it is perhaps no surprise the hunter was posing with the dead animal. For animal experts believe the slaughtered leopard was likely the ninth largest ever hunted. The backlash was first sparked by South African artist Sue Dickinson, who dubbed the hunter a “cretin” in a Facebook post on September 10. Before long this attracted 42,000 comments and 217,000 shares. And by Friday, it was shared by anti-ivory poaching group Knot On My Planet founder David Bonnouvrier who asked his followers to "find this b****". Celebrities like Naomi Campbell and Dutch supermodel Doutzen Kroes also expressed their horror. Kroes wrote: “How … [Read more...] about Female big game hunter slammed by celebrities and animal rights activists after proudly hugging slaughtered leopard
AN American trophy hunter who sparked outrage by gunning down a rare black giraffe has claimed she was carrying out "conservation". Tess Thompson Talley was called "murdering scum" after she struck a celebratory pose beside the two-ton beast's corpse in South Africa. She has hit back and insisted the thousands paid by each foreign hunter helps African countries save wildlife. Tess told Fox News: "The giraffe I hunted was the South African sub-species of giraffe. "The number of this sub-species is actually increasing due, in part, to hunters and conservation efforts paid for in large part by big game hunting. “This is called conservation through game management.” She added: "The breed is not rare in any way other than it was very old. Giraffes get darker with age." Tess also hinted she has received threats since the pictures, taken in June 2017, emerged online this week. The images were shared on Twitter by an account called Africa Digest. It said: “White American … [Read more...] about US game hunter Tess Thompson Talley claims she was carrying out ‘conservation’ by shooting rare black giraffe in South Africa
AN American big game hunter has caused outrage for slaughtering a rare black giraffe during a South Africa hunting trip. Tess Thompson Talley posted photos of herself posing with the slain creature online about a year ago. But last month they were picked up by African news outlet Africa Digest, sparking a firestorm on social media. The photos show Talley, from Kentucky, standing proudly next to a dead giraffe bull. Her caption read: "“Prayers for my once in a lifetime dream hunt came true today! Spotted this rare black giraffe bull and stalked him for quite a while. I knew it was the one. "He was over 18 years old, 4000 lbs. and was blessed to be able to get 2000 lbs. of meat from him.” Hundreds of people have now responded to African Digest's tweet highlighting Talley's original post. One wrote: "A very sad example of a person who lives for the thrill of the moment, and who has a dreadful sense of entitlement to kill for her own pleasure. "There are no words to describe … [Read more...] about American game hunter sparks outrage after slaughtering a very rare black giraffe on South African hunt
A big game hunter was reportedly gored to death by a wild buffalo moments after he had killed another member of its herd. Professional hunter Claude Kleynhans had been leading a group on an expedition along the banks of South Africa's Levubu River in the northern province of Limpopo. The 54-year-old and his party had shot and killed a buffalo and were preparing to load it into their vehicle when they were blindsided by another member of the herd, the Bosveld Review reported. Read more Trump 'encouraging poachers' by allowing hunters to take tusks to US Another guide ran back to the hunting lodge to seek help, but the animal’s horn reportedly pierced Mr Kleynhans’ femoral artery – killing him almost instantly. “They were working on the bushes to open the animal and did not see the other buffalo,” Karen Kuhne Kleynhans, the hunter’s sister-in-law, told Afrikaans-language news … [Read more...] about Big game hunter ‘gored to death by buffalo’ moments after shooting another member of herd