He made a fortune supplying life-saving kit to the NHS then spent thousands ‘trophy hunting’ wildlife like this… and Andrew Broggio is just one of an elite club who go on luxury killing holidays.

He made a fortune supplying life-saving kit to the NHS then spent thousands ‘trophy hunting’ wildlife like this… and Andrew Broggio is just one of an elite club who go on luxury killing holidays.

Stalking through the savannah, Andrew Broggio was on the trail of a Cape buffalo — one of the ‘Big Five’ African game alongside lion, elephant, rhino and leopard. His team, including a driver and a tracker looking for footprints and droppings, had set off at 7am, when it was still cool enough to spend hours […]

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Stop the Illegal Wildlife Trade: Animal populations fall by 62% where wildlife trade occurs, study reveals

Stop the Illegal Wildlife Trade: Animal populations fall by 62% where wildlife trade occurs, study reveals

A major analysis of hundreds of species of animals has revealed the huge toll the world’s booming wildlife trade is taking on the natural world. Without urgent action, the world is facing “rampant trade-induced declines” of mammals, birds and reptiles, the authors of the research said. In places where the wildlife trade is active, species have […]

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British hunter’s sick boast: Come slaughter animals in South Africa during Covid

British hunter’s sick boast: Come slaughter animals in South Africa during Covid

A British trophy-hunting boss is offering deals to shoot ­endangered animals which he boasts are “plentiful” during the Covid ­crisis. Carl Knight, 47, who runs Take Aim Safaris, makes the claim in his grisly sales pitch to 3,000 potential customers, including fellow Britons. He urges clients to travel to South Africa, which is in the grip […]

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Study warns of ‘biotic annihilation’ driven by hunting, habitat destruction

Study warns of ‘biotic annihilation’ driven by hunting, habitat destruction

Humans are driving species to extinction 1,000 times faster than what is considered natural. Now, new research underscores the extent of the planet’s impoverishment. Extinctions don’t just rob the planet of species but also of functional and phylogenetic diversity, the authors of a paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences argue. […]

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