Petition: Ban Arranged Trophy Hunts That Teach Children to Kill Helpless Animals!

  • 148
    Shares


is so cruel and unnecessary, it can be hard to believe that there are actually companies that profit from arranging such cruelty as activities. Trophy hunters can pay obscene amounts of money to kill animals.

For instance, a few months ago, a man paid $110,000 to kill stalk and kill the national animal of Pakistan, the markhor goat. In Canada, there are companies whose purpose is to arrange polar bear hunts.

Lead Image Source : rodimov/Shutterstock

These animals are already vulnerable and extremely threatened by climate change. These cruel traditions and blood “sports” are bad enough as they are, but it’s worse when children are taught these things are acceptable.

In New Jersey, there’s an annual squirrel hunt in which children are taught to hunt and skin squirrels. The state of South Dakota has a program that pays children to incentivize them to kill animals. Children should be taught to respect wildlife.

A company in South Africa combines all the worst aspects of the hunts mentioned above. They arrange trophy hunts for children and encourage the children to pose for photos with their “trophy,” which is really just the carcass of the animal they’ve killed.

Africa Hunt Lodge in South Africa arranges hunts for children. Their website says, “We can accommodate hunters of any age and experience level.

We love to have 1st time hunters join us. We take great pride in helping to educate children and beginner hunters about the responsibilities of .”

They have hunting packages where children can maim and kill baboons and vervet monkeys for about $101.

Disgustingly, they then encourage the photos to take photos with their “trophies.” Children can be seen posing with the dead bodies of animals they’ve just murdered.

These are horrible things to teach children — that an animal’s life is theirs to take. Children should be taught to respect wildlife. We don’t tolerate violence toward other humans from children, why should we allow them to be cruel and violent to animals?

Source: Care2

If you agree, sign this to end these terrible, cruel hunts that children are participating in.

This article was first published by OneGreenPlanet on 26 September 2019.

close
Vanished - Megascops Choliba by Jose Garcia Allievi

Discover hidden wildlife with our FREE newsletters

We don’t spam! Read our privacy policy for more info.

Supertrooper

Founder and Executive Editor

Share this post with your friends

  • 148
    Shares


Facebook Comments

3
Leave a Reply

Please Login to comment
avatar
mfrazier74@hotmail.com

What good is a “trophy” when the lesson learned is that no other species matters?

JCreager
JCreager

Hunting does teach that management of species works and hunting provides the money to manage those species.

Avatar

S&S..