The Dallas Safari Club, one of the largest trophy hunting organizations has come out strongly against captive-bred lion hunting, otherwise known as ‘canned’ lion hunting as unethical and not contributing to conservation of wild lions. Does this mean American trophy hunters will refrain from canned lion hunting? Captive-bred lion hunting is legal in South Africa despite reservations from many trophy hunters and conservationists. In November last year the Professional Hunting Association of South Africa (PHASA) controversially reversed its previous policy against hunting of captive bred lion and approved the hunting of captive bred lions as a legitimate form of hunting….
They’re at it again! Selling off permits to shoot endangered animals in Africa. Why not simply donate the money to wildlife conservation? The relevance of trophy hunting as a conservation tool in Africa came under the spotlight yet again as America and European trophy hunters flocked to the Dallas Safari Club’s annual convention in preparation for their visits to Africa to shoot rhinos, elephants, lions and other endangered animals. This was highlighted last week when Texan billionaire, Lacy Harber, paid R3,4 million at the Dallas Safari Club (DSC) annual auction for a permit to hunt a critically endangered black rhino in Namibia….