What Is Trophy Hunting?
An Animal Rights Article from All-Creatures.org


January 2018

Help Us Spread the Truth about Trophy Hunting!


A trophy hunt is a hunting practice in which hunters pay to kill wild animals, predominantly for "fun"—for the trophy. Parts of the animal, ususally the head, are kept by the hunter.

This issue has become more pressing as CNN plans to air the film Trophy, a pro-trophy hunting documentary, on January 14, 2018.

Born Free rejects the argument put forward by hunters that trophy hunting is a sustainable conservation tool, or that it generates significant income for conservation.

Instead, we promote compassionate solutions to conservation challenges, which encourage the development of sustainable and non-consumptive opportunities to generate income from wildlife—while respecting and protecting the inherent value of individual wild animals and the natural world.

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