Does Hunting Exotic Animals Help Conservation?

Does Hunting Exotic Animals Help Conservation?

Many people have recently signed a petition to get a cheerleader from Texas kicked off Facebook for posting pictures of her hunting exotic animals! Does hunting these animals help conservation? Trace takes a look at a few recent cases to determine if hunting is somehow helping these animals.

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‘Canned hunting’: the lions bred for slaughter
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/jun/03/canned-hunting-lions-bred-slaughter
“Canned hunting is a fast-growing business in South Africa, where thousands of lions are being bred on farms to be shot by wealthy foreign trophy-hunters.”

What do hunters do for conservation?
http://www.fws.gov/hunting/whatdo.html
“A lot. The sale of hunting licenses, tags, and stamps is the primary source of funding for most state wildlife conservation efforts.”

Trophy Hunting Can Help African Conservation, Study Says
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2007/03/070315-hunting-africa.html
“Trophy hunting can play an essential role in the conservation of African wildlife, according to a growing number of biologists.”

Can Trophy Hunting Actually Help Conservation?

Can trophy hunting actually help conservation?


“Can trophy hunting ever be a useful tool in the conservationist’s toolbox?”

‘Hunting for Conservation’ Backfires
http://news.sciencemag.org/africa/2010/08/hunting-conservation-backfires
“African lions are one step away from becoming an endangered species, and a measure designed to preserve them is to blame.”

People Are Trying To Get Facebook To Ban A 19-Year-Old Cheerleader Who Hunts Endangered Animals
http://www.buzzfeed.com/ryanhatesthis/kendall-takes-wild-facebook-controversy
“Kendall Jones is a 19-year-old girl from Cleburne, Texas. And recently she’s become a fairly well-known figure on Facebook for her controversial page.”

Dollar Value of Hunted African Animals: Photos
http://news.discovery.com/animals/endangered-species/dollar-values-hunted-african-animals-130827.htm
“The co-host of a hunting show on the Outdoor Channel recently spent 0,000 for the chance to hunt an endangered black rhinoceros in southern Africa.”

Hunters Paying 0,000 to Kill an Endangered Rhino May Save the Species
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-12-09/hunters-paying-150-000-to-kill-an-endangered-rhino-may-save-the-species.html
“In June 1996 a game rancher named John Hume paid about 0,000 for three pairs of endangered black rhinos from the wildlife department of the South African province of KwaZulu-Natal.”

WWF defends elephant hunts for conservation
http://www.dw.de/wwf-defends-elephant-hunts-for-conservation/a-15891067
“The WWF would prefer Spain’s King Carlos to step down as President of its Spanish chapter after it emerged he was hunting elephants in Botswana.”

Smiling Hunter’s Dead Lion Photo Highlights Big Cats’ Plight
http://abcnews.go.com/International/smiling-hunters-dead-lion-photo-highlights-big-cats/story?id=20918947
“A Minnesota-based television presenter and big-game hunter’s photo of herself posing with a lion she’d killed in South Africa comes as conservationists warn that the big cats could be gone from the wild in the next decade.”

Effects of Trophy Hunting on Lion and Leopard Populations in Tanzania
http://www.cbs.umn.edu/sites/default/files/public/downloads/Effects%20of%20trophy%20hunting%20on%20populations%20of%20lions%20and%20leopards%20in%20TZ.pdf

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