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Trophy hunting is the selective hunting of wild game for human recreation. The trophy is the animal or part of the animal kept, and usually displayed, to represent the success of the hunt.

The primary game sought is usually the oldest and most mature animal from a given population, which is typically a male with the largest body size or largest antlers or horns. Cecil's death: The club that encouraged the killer. Fair Hunting. Cecil The Lion. Zimbabwe will not charge American dentist Walter Palmer for killing a prized lion in July because he had obtained legal authority to conduct the hunt, a cabinet minister has said.

Cecil The Lion

“We approached the police and then the prosecutor general, and it turned out that Palmer came to Zimbabwe because all the papers were in order,” the environment minister, Oppah Muchinguri-Kashiri, told reporters, adding that the American could not be charged. Palmer, from Minnesota, has always maintained that he believes he acted legally. Last month he told the Associated Press and the Minneapolis Star Tribune that he was stunned to find out his hunting party had killed one of Zimbabwe’s treasured animals.

“If I had known this lion had a name and was important to the country or a study obviously I wouldn’t have taken it,” Palmer said. Cecil Video. Hunter Upset By Outrage. Who shot Cecil?

Hunter Upset By Outrage

First it was thought that a mystery Spaniard had the blood of one of Africa’s most famous lions on his hands. Then came a fresh twist. The Cecil slayer, Zimbabwean conservations said on Tuesday, was in fact a dentist from Minnesota. American Walter Palmer was said to be “quite upset” as the hunter became hunted. Zimbabwean police warned that he faced poaching charges, while there was a furious backlash on social media, with Facebook users variously calling for him to be publicly shamed, have his teeth pulled out without anaesthetic or be hunted and killed.

KARMA: Lion Gets Revenge For Cecil, Kills Illegal Hunter While Being Hunted For Sport. In a perfect example of karma, a 24-year old man in South Africa was mauled to death by a lion he was hunting.

KARMA: Lion Gets Revenge For Cecil, Kills Illegal Hunter While Being Hunted For Sport

The man was with a group of five men and two dogs who were hunting lions on a private game farm near the area where Cecil the Lion was killed. Express reported this: “Matome Mahlale, 24,was killed along with two dogs, who were accompanying the group.” Three other men managed to scurry up a tree, and another man was able to run away, but Mahale and two dogs were mauled to death by the lion. A local in this area had this to say about the death: “There won’t be many people feeling sorry for him. Farewell Cecil. Earlier this month, Minnesota dentist Walter Palmer paid park guides $50,000 to participate in what turned out to be a canned hunt of a beloved, frequently photographed and GPS-collared African park resident lion named Cecil.

Farewell Cecil

Cecil lived in Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe, overseeing his group of cubs. In order to poach this lion, the hunting team lured him off national park property at night with dead animal bait strapped to the vehicle. US Investigates Dentist. US officials have launched an investigation into the killing of a lion in Zimbabwe but say they have been unable to reach the American involved.

US Investigates Dentist

The US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) said it was "deeply concerned" about the "tragic" death of Cecil the lion. Director Dan Ashe said they will "go where facts lead" but efforts to reach Walter Palmer have been unsuccessful. Mr Palmer says he thought the hunt was legal but two Zimbabwean men have been arrested over the popular lion's death. Iowa: Pheasant hunting with Donald Trump Jr. Black Bear Hunt. Trophy hunters, get out your guns!

Black Bear Hunt

It is time to go rare bear hunting! For the first time in over 20 years, Florida has authorized a black bear hunt for its own subspecies, Florida black bears. These bears cannot be found anywhere else on earth and were on the endangered list until just 2012. Environmental groups filed an emergency brief to stop or at least slow that hunt, but they are squaring off with the greedy Republican Florida Governor Rick Scott. Florida’s open season on black bears begins Saturday, October 24th and will continue until 320 bears are killed. Zoo Animals Shot. Let me say right up front that I have absolutely no problem with those who hunt legally and for the purpose of food.

Zoo Animals Shot

As my paternal grandfather told me more than once, If you shoot it, you better be ready to eat it. So please realize that I am not writing this piece in order to malign hunters in any way whatsoever. However, I do have a major problem with stupid hunters and stupidity in general. And what happened recently in Norway is the perfect example of both stupidity and ignorant hunters. Some Norwegian hunters watched carefully as their dogs made their way through a fence and spotted a herd of elk.

Don’tcha just hate when that happens? $60,000 To Shoot Elephant. Illegally Killed. Newly released photographs show the now infamous Minnesota dentist Walter Palmer with a black bear he killed illegally in 2006.

Illegally Killed

Palmer, a big-game hunter who posts pictures of his kills on social media, incited global outrage last month after killing a protected 13-year-old lion named Cecil in Zimbabwe’s Hwange national park. A veteran bow hunter, Palmer killed a black bear illegally during a hunt in Wisconsin in September 2006. He pleaded guilty to making a false statement about the hunt in 2008. Palmer paid a fine of nearly $3,000 and was sentenced to one year of probation. According to court documents, Palmer was authorized by the Wisconsin department of natural resources to hunt and kill a bear within a certain zone. Zimbabwe Charges Farmer. Zimbabwean local landowner Honest Ndlovu arrives at the Prosecutor’s office at the Magistrate’s Court in Hwange on July 29 for a hearing in proceedings on poaching charges.

Zimbabwe Charges Farmer

(Zinyange Auntony/AFP/Getty Images) Rare Black Rhino Killed. An endangered black rhino is seen in this file photo from the Etosha National Park in norhern Namibia last year.

Rare Black Rhino Killed

An American hunter has killed one of the animals, under a special permit he bought for $350,000. While the rhinoceros is referred to as black, its colors vary from shades of brown to gray. Barbara Scheer/DPA /LANDOV hide caption itoggle caption Barbara Scheer/DPA /LANDOV. Trophy Hunters. Every year, trophy hunters kill thousands of exotic wild animals, representing hundreds of different species, in foreign countries, primarily in Africa. They prefer to kill the most beautiful, the biggest and the rarest. Wealthy trophy hunters pay big bucks to local cash-stripped governments for permits that grant them a choice of which animal to kill—Donald Trump’s two sons just killed several wild animals, including a giraffe and an elephant in Zimbabwe. The list of “huntable” species is usually very long and includes more common species such as impala, black bears, common zebra, giraffes, and baboons, but also endangered species such as elephants, leopards and white rhinos (the Western African black rhino was recently officially declared to be “extinct”).

There is also no regard for species protected under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) such as the African elephant or leopards. What you can do: Ruthless Hunting Club. The Safari Club International (SCI) – the most ruthless trophy hunting organization Clearly leading the list of voracious hunting clubs with an appalling callousness towards wild animals worldwide, is the Safari Club International (SCI), a hunting advocacy group that promotes competitive trophy hunting throughout the world, even of rare species, and not shying away from canned hunts, through an elaborate awards program. The SCI continues to create and feed a culture glamorizing death and violence globally, across political lines, international borders, and against wildlife and even people.

Fortunes are made on the back of millions of animals, whose lives are taken by trophy hunters for the sake of killing in an endless spiral of competition. Money is no object in the face of bragging rights for killing the biggest and the best of all species. SCI profits from the beginning to the end: from outfitting hunts to charging outlandish prices to enter its many circles of competition. 3/4 Of African Lions Shot By Americans. The saga of Cecil the Lion, who was shot by Minnesota dentist Walter Palmer, has drawn attention to an ugly fact about the trophy hunting of animals in Africa: Americans are responsible for the vast majority of lions killed for sport.

Using data collected by the United Nations, Reveal found that Americans were responsible for 613, or 77%, of the 794 recorded African lions killed for trophies in 2013. Spaniards were responsible for the next most kills with 39, or 5%. Americans’ thirst for lion trophies has risen sharply over the past 25 years, with only 77 shipped to the United States in 1990.