Filmmaker risks safety to shoot undercover documentary about lion trophy hunting

Filmmaker risks safety to shoot undercover documentary about lion trophy hunting

An Australian filmmaker who went undercover to film a documentary about big game hunting in Africa is hoping the movie will help to end trophy hunting. Melbourne-based Rogue Rubin is a conservationist who wanted to explore the trophy hunting industry. Her initial efforts to infiltrate were unsuccessful so she created a new online identity. “I […]

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Suspected poacher trampled to death by elephant in South Africa

Suspected poacher trampled to death by elephant in South Africa

An elephant has trampled a suspected poacher to death in South Africa’s famed Kruger National Park, a spokesman has said. The mangled body was discovered yesterday during an intelligence operation aimed at preventing poaching, Kruger spokesman Isaac Phaahla said. An elephant stomped one poacher to death while the others fled before any animals were harmed, […]

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Hunter Kills Beloved Lion, Mopani, Outside the Same Park Where Walter Palmer Gunned Down Cecil

Hunter Kills Beloved Lion, Mopani, Outside the Same Park Where Walter Palmer Gunned Down Cecil

The world all but stopped spinning in July 2015 when news broke that Walter Palmer, a Minnesota dentist, had gunned down a beloved lion named Cecil after reportedly paying $50,000 to partake in a hunting expedition to Zimbabwe. The killing ignited international outrage, and caring souls took to Twitter and beyond to demand that Palmer’s […]

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EU is the Second Largest Hunting Trophy Importer After the US, Per New Report

EU is the Second Largest Hunting Trophy Importer After the US, Per New Report

A new report published by Humane Society International (HSI) outlines how the EU is the second-largest importer of hunting trophies of protected species. 3,000 trophies of animals including zebras, elephants, and lions are imported each year. This grim statistic makes the EU second only to the United States. The bloc imported 15,000 hunting trophies between […]

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