"You're the only person that decides how far you'll go and what you're capable of." - Ben Saunders (Explorer and Endurance Athlete)
if you are of the opinion that hunting these male animals has a negative effect... that's been measured too.
trophy hunting takes between 2 and 5% of the male population of a herd, which has been studied and shown to have no negative effect on heard growth or health.
especially considering the mature bulls that are most prized no longer add to the herd in terms of growth or health.
its fine to have feeling about the animals, but don't let those feeling get in the way of proper herd management.
herd management isn't the only benefit to trophy hunting... there are plenty of benefits.
trophy hunting provide a great financial incentive to local economies.. it provides funding for game preserves, it feeds local villages,.. and , in some case, it directly causes the reintroduction of animals into an ecosytem.. such as the black wildebeests and cape mountain zebra into south africa.
take on the real problems... reckless hunters and poachers..... they screw up everything.
we should be able to hunt poachers as well as elephants... and even pose for pictures with them
Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy
The moralism of killing creatures "almost as smart as us" doesn't move me, dogs mourn their own too, and they're on the menu as well most places outside of Europe and North America