Botswana offers rights to kill 287 elephants in bid to boost stalled hunting industry

Botswana offers rights to kill 287 elephants in bid to boost stalled hunting industry

GABORONE (BLOOMBERG) – Botswana is offering rights to shoot 287 elephants as the southern African country, which has the world’s biggest population of the animals, tries to breathe life into a hunting industry stalled by the Covid-19 outbreak. The hunting season will begin on April 6, with licences to kill leopards, zebras and buffaloes also […]

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Open season in Sudan as trophy hunters flock to shoot rare ibex

Open season in Sudan as trophy hunters flock to shoot rare ibex

Sudanese conservationists have accused trophy hunters of exploiting the country’s political transition to hunt the country’s unprotected rare animals. Photographs posted online of westerners posing with the body of a rare Nubian ibex angered Sudanese wildlife campaigners this week. They called for Facebook to remove the pages of tour groups promoting such hunts. While wildlife […]

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It’s coyote-killing season in Pennsylvania. Are the hunts barbaric or necessary population control?

It’s coyote-killing season in Pennsylvania. Are the hunts barbaric or necessary population control?

A dead Eastern coyote hung upside down above a bucket of dried blood in a rural Pennsylvania fire hall, its lips locked in a perpetual snarl. Some men crouched beside it, while other adults twirled spaghetti with a fork, looking on from aluminum chairs. Children held canned sodas and stared. “Thirty-eight pounds even,” the men […]

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