Prev Next  

Advertisement

How Trophy Hunting Works

Lots More Information

Author's Note: How Trophy Hunting Works

This subject is one of those deeply divisive issues that gives rise to impassioned arguments on both sides. More than once, more than I liked, I found myself experiencing a kind of cognitive whiplash as I was tossed back and forth between excellent arguments made on both sides, each backed up by sound logic and empirical data. In these circumstances, I find that I end up on the side for which I'm most temperamentally suited. I was raised a vegetarian with the understanding that I should try to avoid killing as much as possible. There are good arguments to be made against this position and I've considered them, but whether due to that formative principle, or to an inborn penchant, I remain a bleeding heart.

Related Articles

More Great Links

Sources

  • Actman, Jani, "Cecil the Lion Died One Year Ago – Here's What's Happened Since." National Geographic. June 30, 2016. (April 4, 2018) https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/06/cecil-african-lion-anniversary-death-trophy-hunting-zimbabwe/
  • Boone and Crocket Club. "Canned Shoot Statement." June 4, 2005. (April 12, 2018) http://www.boone-crockett.org/huntingEthics/ethics_cannedshoot.asp?area=huntingEthics
  • Boone and Crocket Club. "Did You Know Archive." December 2009. (April 12, 2018) http://www.boone-crockett.org/news/did_you_know.asp?area=news - 13
  • CBS News. "Who Profits from Trophy Hunting Riches in Zimbabwe?" Oct. 14, 2015. (April 13, 2018) https://www.cbsnews.com/news/zimbabwe-corruption-trophy-hunting-cecil-lion-conservation/
  • CIC (International Council for Game and Wildlife Conservation). "The Beginnings." (April 12, 2018) http://www.cic-wildlife.org/who-we-are/the-beginnings/
  • Coltman, David W. et al. "Undesirable evolutionary consequences of trophy hunting." Nature. Dec. 11, 2003. (April 11, 2018) https://www.nature.com/articles/nature02177
  • Flocken, Jeffrey. "Trophy Hunting: 'Killing Animals to Save Them Is Not Conservation.'" CNN. Jan. 4, 2018. (April 4, 2018) https://www.cnn.com/2015/05/19/opinions/trophy-hunting-not-conservation-flocken/index.html
  • Humane Society International. "China closes its domestic ivory market." Jan. 3, 2018. (April 14, 2018) http://www.hsi.org/news/press_releases/2018/01/china-closes-domestic-ivory-market-010318.html
  • IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare). "Killing for Trophies: An analysis of global trophy hunting trade." June 14, 2016. (April 9, 2018) https://s3.amazonaws.com/ifaw-pantheon/sites/default/files/legacy/IFAW_TrophyHuntingReport_US_v2.pdf
  • Mbaiwa, Joseph E. "Effects of the safari hunting tourism ban on rural livelihoods and wildlife conservation in Northern Botswana." South African Geographical Journal. Vol. 100, 2018 – Issue 1. March 23, 2017. (April 12, 2018) https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/03736245.2017.1299639
  • Leader-Williams, Nigel et al. "The Influence of Corruption on the Conduct of Recreational Hunting." Recreational Hunting, Conservation and Rural Livelihoods: Science and Practice, 1. Chapter 18. Feb. 10, 2009. (April 13, 2018) https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/9781444303179.ch18
  • Legarth, Mikkel. "How the ban on lion hunting killed the lions." TEDxCopenhagen. Oct. 4, 2013. (April 10, 2018) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GiyQvm9d4tM
  • Lindsay, Peter Andrew et al. "The Significance of African Lions for the Financial Viability of Trophy Hunting and the Maintenance of Wild Land." PLoS ONE. Jan. 11, 2012. http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0029332&__hstc=87939463.f5dc8090e59056af30dbc3eba086b1ba.1474934400088.1474934400090.1474934400091.2&__hssc=87939463.1.1474934400091&__hsfp=1773666937
  • Palmer, Katie. "I'm Still Alive." Conservation Lab. May 2, 2017. (April 14, 2018) http://www.conservation-lab.com/event-news/im-still-alive/
  • Perlez, Jane. "Kenya, In Gesture, Burns Ivory Tusks." NY Times. July 19, 1989. (April 14, 2018) https://www.nytimes.com/1989/07/19/world/kenya-in-gesture-burns-ivory-tusks.html
  • Proulx, Donald A. "Nasca Headhunting and the Ritual Use of Trophy Heads." Nasca: Geheimnisvolle Zeichen im Alten Peru. Museum Rietberg Zurich. Pp. 79-87. 1999. (April 9, 2018) https://people.umass.edu/proulx/online_pubs/Nasca_Headhunting_Zurich.pdf
  • Radiolab. "The Rhino Hunter." Sept. 7, 2015. (April 10, 2018) https://www.radiolab.org/story/rhino-hunter/
  • Schiffman, Richard. "Why Kenya Is Burning 100 Tons of Elephant Ivory." Scientific American. April 27, 2016. https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/why-kenya-is-burning-100-tons-of-elephant-ivory/
  • Schwartz, Daniel. "Cecil the lion shooting raises issues about trophy hunting in Canada." CBC. Aug. 1, 2015. (April 13, 2018) http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/cecil-the-lion-killing-raises-issues-about-trophy-hunting-in-canada-1.3176340
  • Sillero, Claudio. Email interview. April 2018.
  • Sorensen, Caroline. Email interview. April 2018.
  • Thompson, Matt. "Does Trophy Hunting Actually Aid Conservation?" The Atlantic. Sept. 8, 2015. (April 9, 2018) https://www.theatlantic.com/notes/2015/09/radiolab-on-whether-trophy-hunting-can-aid-conservation/404350/
  • Usman, Jeffrey Omar. "The Game is Afoot: Constitutionalizing the Right to Hunt and Fish in the Tennessee Constitution." Tennessee Law Review. 77 Tenn. L. Rev. 57. Fall 2009. (April 12, 2018) https://www.animallaw.info/article/tthe-game-afoot-constitutionalizing-right-hunt-and-fish-tennessee-constitution - FNF24351142630
  • Wade, Lisa. "A short history of trophy hunting in America." Sociological Images. Dec. 29, 2015. (April 9, 2018) https://thesocietypages.org/socimages/2015/12/29/a-short-history-of-trophy-hunting-in-america/
  • Ward, Rowland. "Horn Measurements and Weights of the Great Game of the World." 1892. (April 12, 2018) https://www.readanybook.com/online/30176

Advertisement


Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement


Advertisement


Recommended

Advertisement

Advertisement