Trophy hunters paying £30,000 to hunt leopards with packs of baying dogs then posing for pics with slain animals

Trophy hunters paying £30,000 to hunt leopards with packs of baying dogs then posing for pics with slain animals

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TROPHY are paying tens of thousands of pounds to hunt leopards with packs of baying dogs.

Safari firms are using the hounds to increase the chances of wealthy shooters taking down the secretive big cats.

One brags that the dogs give hunters around a 90 per cent “success rate” of bagging a kill.

The animals are used to follow the scent of leopards for hours across miles of country and hunters are warned they need to be physically fit to keep up.

guides also use bait hung in trees to attract the majestic creatures – who are then gunned down while they feed.

Tours in Zimbabwe use the dogs to sniff out leopards for rich hunters from countries like the UK, US, Germany and Russia.

Cape to Cairo Safari says of the leopard on its website: “Pound for pound, the most dangerous animal in the world when wounded, drawing a deep respect from all who have hunted this magnificent creature.

Under a section titled ‘Hunting with Dogs’ it says the animals give “a better chance to harvest a trophy leopard.”

The website – which features images of hunters posing with their kills – adds: “The first step is to hang baits and to try and pick up fresh tracks and leopard activity.

“Your hunts will then start around 3 am in the mornings looking for fresh tracks.

“Once found dogs will be released and and it is now up to the dog handler and his pack of dogs to find the leopard.

“It can take hours to get on the right track, but if you are patient things normally work out and the hounds manages to track down the leopard.

Would-be hunters are told they will be taken onto the largest privately owned reserve in Africa.

It can cost up to £30,000 to take part in the leopard hunts with the hounds
It can cost up to £30,000 to take part in the leopard hunts with the hounds – Credit: huntinafrica.com
Packs of baying dogs are used to track the magnificent big cats – Credit: huntinafrica.com

“The concession is renowned for magnificent leopard, buffalo and plains game trophies and home to the Big Five,” the website brags

“Clients will have exclusive access to 100,000 acres within the unspoilt African Bushveld. The area that has a very healthy and diverse range of species.

“Plains game species include: Zebra, Kudu, Waterbuck, Sable, Eland, Nyala, Wildebeest, Giraffe, Impala, Bushbuck, Warthog, Bush Pig, Duiker, Klipspringer and Baboon, as well as the nocturnal species.

Dogs give hunters around a 90 per cent ‘success rate’ of bagging a kill, it’s claimed – Credit: huntinafrica.com
Hunters are given exclusive access to 100,000 acres of ‘unspoilt African Bushveld’ – Credit: huntinafrica.com

“A 14-day leopard hunts on bait in this area will cost between $27,000 and $30,000 (US dollars). Hunting with hounds will add another $6,500.

“The camp is comfortable and has all the facilities that you can expect from nice camp in Zimbabwe. Big cats from 160- 180 pounds.”

The prices include the cost of having the animal carcass prepared and transported back to the hunter’s home country so it can be displayed as a trophy.

This article was first published by The Sun on 15 July 2020. Lead Image: Safari firms are using hounds to increase the chances of hunters taking down leopards – Credit: huntinafrica.com.


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Irene Leggett
Irene Leggett

Lets have a CULL on hunters, lets put their heads on a wall as a trophy, lets rip off their skin and make clothes with it, lets cut out their body parts and use them to make FAKE, BOGUS medicines, and lets crush up their bones and make ‘bone wine’ then let us pose with the rotten carcasses just to show how ‘big and brave’ we are…..Oh we can’t do that??? Why not?? its what these vile, psychotic psychopaths actually PAY to do, PAY to carry out these heinous atrocities, PAY to murder innocent, defenseless animals. The only GOOD hunter… Read more »

Jacob Cremer

Gemors

Eileen Dickerson
Eileen Dickerson

This article just gave the safari market one hell of an advertisement. These assholes couldn’t track a turtle if it was 1 foot in front of them. Does sending a handler and their dogs to track down these beautiful animals make you feel like a great hunter? They don’t have a chance. Sickening losers.

Alison Moanique

hunters are the most disgusting people! they themselves should be hunted to learn what it feels like!

Linda Badham
Linda Badham

These ##### are not right in the head. They are sick/evil/despicable rich self centred assholes !! Those who take the money are as bad. !!!

Shelly
Shelly

Trophy hunters should be hunted. We need to start doxing them.

Tami Miller

SADISTIC HUMAN TRASH

Diane
Diane

Absolutely outrageous. These subhumans are the ones that should be being hunted. This is just a bunch of old men and their guns (penis extentions) “proving” their “superiority” over defenceless animals, and they can’t even do it without the help of other defenceless animals. You are NOT superior – how would you cope in a weaponless confrontation with one of these animals? What a bunch of cretins (sorry, don’t mean to insult people who hail from Crete) who obviously have more money than brains and testosterone. Get a life – rather than taking one – and do something useful instead… Read more »

Nicky Shelton Artist

Makes my blood boil. Senseless killing of innocent animals is adhorrent.

Karen Lyons Kalmenson

Vile. Heartless. Psychos

Kalyan Bhattacharyya

Bastard

Sue Curtis

SACRIFICE ANYTHING FOR FUCKING MONEY!!!! CAN’T WAIT FOR JUDGEMENT DAY!!! THESE ANIMALS ARE NOT YOURS!!!!

Shiva Shambo

WHY ARE YOU PROMOTING THIS SON OF A BITCH HERE??? THIS IS NOT ACCEPTABLE!!! PLEASE REMOVE THIS POST!