Trophy hunter safaris let children slaughter wild animals in sick ‘kids go free’ deals

Trophy hunter safaris let children slaughter wild animals in sick ‘kids go free’ deals

Bloodthirsty parents are paying for kids as young as four to slaughter exotic animals in Africa – as safari bosses sink to new depths with depraved “U10s go free” trophy hunting packages. One shocking picture shows a bloodstained schoolboy grinning as he stands over the antelope he slaughtered just moments before with a military-grade sniper […]

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‘Out of control’: Unprecedented fires ravage Brazil’s Pantanal wetlands

‘Out of control’: Unprecedented fires ravage Brazil’s Pantanal wetlands

PORTO JOFRE, Brazil – Only fragile wisps of freshly-sprouted grass dotted the charred plot of farmland in Brazil’s Pantanal wetlands. Standing amid the ash and burnt vegetation, Eledilson Nunes de Souza lifted his hand, marking a line halfway up his chest. “Usually, at this time of year, it’s all flooded here – the water is […]

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Ex-cop runs Trophy-hunting club where rich pay thousands to slaughter animals

Ex-cop runs Trophy-hunting club where rich pay thousands to slaughter animals

An ex-cop runs a trophy-hunting club where the rich pay thousands to slaughter animals. Peter Jones, who worked for the Metropolitan Police as a firearms expert, now rubs shoulders with hunters who join his “exclusive” Capreolus Club. The members-only group arranges trips for gun-toting trophy hunters. It offers them the chance to slaughter all six […]

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Ranulph Fiennes labels trophy hunters ‘bullying bastards’ and calls for UK import ban

Ranulph Fiennes labels trophy hunters ‘bullying bastards’ and calls for UK import ban

Banning the import and export of big game hunting trophies would recognise the destructive impact European powers have had on wildlife in former African and Asian colonies, Sir Ranulph Fiennes has said. Speaking to the Guardian, the veteran British explorer said hunting endangered species such as rhinos, elephants and lions to keep their body parts […]

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