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?
How big game hunting helps conservation
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
Africa 3 July 2018 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-44697112 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Skip Twitter post by @africlandpost White american savage who is partly a neanderthal comes to Africa and shoot down a very rare black … [Read more...] about Hunter criticised for dead giraffe pose
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
Theresa May has decided to give the beleaguered NHS a “significant increase” in its budget to coincide with the service’s 70th birthday in July, the health secretary Jeremy Hunt has revealed. The prime minister intends to ramp up spending in order to show that the Conservatives can be trusted to run the NHS and because it needs extra cash to tackle chronic understaffing, cope with the ageing population and improve care, Hunt said. May will fulfil her pledge of a “long-term plan” for NHS funding by ditching the austerity-era 1% annual rises it has received since 2010, the health and social care secretary told the Guardian in an exclusive interview. “She is unbelievably committed. You should not underestimate how committed she is to the NHS. So she is absolutely 100% behind getting this right,” Hunt said. “I’ve been making the NHS’s case that we need significant and sustainable funding increases to meet the demographic … [Read more...] about May to give NHS ‘significant’ cash boost, Jeremy Hunt reveals