A trophy-hunting firm in Africa is hoping to hire a UK sales representatives to sell its tours to British customers.
Bizarrely, Nitro Safaris sent its recruitment email to the League Against Cruel Sports, which fights to end hunting, showing what the LCAS called “sheer stupidity”.
The message, headlined “Potential agent, hunting South Africa”, included the firm’s brochure and a price list for killing lions, leopards and elephants.
The firm “specialises in bow and rifle hunting”.The League forwarded the email to the Mirror, which is running an End Trophy Hunting campaign. Our battle is backed by celebrities, MPs, peers and conservationists.
Nitro Safaris’s email, written by Thys Botes, said: “We would like to come visit you, and see if there is an opportunity for you to represent our company.”
A price list for 35 animals was attached, including zebras, giraffes, rhino and buffalo.
The firm also sent videos of its hunts, showing a young boy and his dad killing a kudu, a wildebeest and an impala.
Chris Luffingham, of the League Against Cruel Sports, said: “It appears that this contemptible company is seeking to get agents around the world to sell their sickening trophy-hunting holidays.
“Their sheer stupidity in contacting the LCAS only matches their barbarity, which is highlighted in their videos. The Mirror’s campaign is playing a vital role in highlighting this deeply unsettling activity.”
Trophy hunters kill more than 1,000 lions every year, thousands of bears, and hundreds of rhinos and elephants.
Nitro Safaris did not respond to a request for comment.
Blood Money – killer’s price list
Nitro safaris provides the following price list for evil trophy hunters:
Eland antelope £2,155
Black wildebeest £730
Blue wildebeest £770
Nyala antelope £2,600
Blesbok white antelope £650
Kudu antelope £1,750
Red hartebeest antelope £730
Prices on request for: lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and others.
This article was first published by The Mirror on 27 August 2019.