Scientists claim that a ban on the & # 39; disgusting & # 39; hobby of the rich would be BAD for conservation

A ban on the & # 39; disgusting & # 39; a hobby of wealthy people who like to hunt exotic animals would be bad for conservation, a group of scientists claim.

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More than 130 authors from the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Australia and Africa signed the opinion piece in a respected scientific journal.

They claim that there is convincing evidence that banning the hunt for trophies would adversely affect conservation.

This is because unregulated killing of species such as lions is much more common in areas without hunting trophies than in hunting zones.

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A ban on the & # 39; disgusting & # 39; a hobby of wealthy people who like to hunt exotic animals would be bad for conservation, a group of scientists claim. Depicted, a baby giraffe killed by trophy hunter Charlie Reynolds, right, during a journey by Umlilo Safaris from South Africa

A ban on the & # 39; disgusting & # 39; a hobby of wealthy people who like to hunt exotic animals would be bad for conservation, a group of scientists claim. Depicted, a baby giraffe killed by trophy hunter Charlie Reynolds, right, during a journey by Umlilo Safaris from South Africa

WHAT ANIMALS GOAL TROPHY HUNTERS?

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Hunters are known to hunt for a wide range of species.

Common goals include:

  • Cheetahs
  • crocodiles
  • elephants
  • giraffes
  • Gray parrots
  • Rhino
  • Chimpanzees.

In African countries that do hunt for trophies, & # 39; more land is preserved than under national parks & # 39 ;, the authors write in the letter.

Regulated hunting has stimulated the populations of rhinos, markhor, argali, bighorn sheep, the experts claim.

Many African ungulates – large mammals with hooves, including giraffes, deer, hippos and elephants – have also benefited.

The authors acknowledge that a poorly managed trophy hunt can lead to a decline in the local population and that there is & # 39; much room for improvement & # 39 ;.

But, they say, & # 39; unless there are better alternatives to land use, hunting reforms – which have proven effective – should be given priority over prohibitions. & # 39;

The hunt for trophies has made headlines in recent months because a number of prominent figures have criticized practice. Carrie Symonds, Prime Minister Boris Johnson's 31-year-old girlfriend beat British & # 39; cruel and cowardly & # 39; tourists who pay thousands to hunt for an African trophy
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The hunt for trophies has made headlines in recent months because a number of prominent figures have criticized practice. Carrie Symonds, Prime Minister Boris Johnson's 31-year-old girlfriend beat British & # 39; cruel and cowardly & # 39; tourists who pay thousands to hunt for an African trophy

The hunt for trophies has made headlines in recent months because a number of prominent figures have criticized practice. Carrie Symonds, Prime Minister Boris Johnson's 31-year-old girlfriend beat British & # 39; cruel and cowardly & # 39; tourists who pay thousands to hunt for an African trophy

The hunt for trophies has made headlines in recent months because a number of prominent figures have criticized practice.

On August 8, Prime Minister Boris Johnson's 31-year-old Carrie Symonds defeated & # 39; cruel and cowardly & # 39; British tourists who pay thousands to go on African trophy hunts and shoot animals including elephants and giraffes.

She went to Twitter to defeat the hunters – who could choose to kill an animal from a list of 65 species, including £ 1,666 ($ 2,030) extra to shoot a giraffe and £ 6,422 ($ 7,830) for a hippopotamus.

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Tourists embark on trips to countries such as South Africa, Namibia and Zimbabwe with tour operator Derek Stocker, 62, and his yacht company ProStalk.

During the trips, visitors from the UK can have souvenir photos taken with their murders and may even take parts of the animals home with them.

Comedian Ricky Gervais, known for his strong attitude towards animal abuse, posted an explosive stuffed tweet on August 9 that destroyed a trophy hunter who shot an attacking lion in a pathogenic video shared online.

Comedian Ricky Gervais, known for his strong attitude toward animal abuse, posted an explosive stuffed tweet on August 9 that destroyed a trophy hunter who shot an attacking lion in a pathogenic video that was shared online and viewed more than 5.8 million times

Comedian Ricky Gervais, known for his strong attitude toward animal abuse, posted an explosive stuffed tweet on August 9 that destroyed a trophy hunter who shot an attacking lion in a pathogenic video that was shared online and viewed more than 5.8 million times

Comedian Ricky Gervais, known for his strong attitude toward animal abuse, posted an explosive stuffed tweet on August 9 that destroyed a trophy hunter who shot an attacking lion in a pathogenic video that was shared online and viewed more than 5.8 million times

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The horrible clip of 30 seconds shows a lion attack on a group of about ten men in a hunting party.

But one of the hunters raises his gun and shoots the lion as he jumps towards him and leaves him in a heap on the ground.

The 58-year-old comedian shares the clip on Twitter and said & # 39; useless c *** cluster of the day & # 39; about a video since he watched more than 5.8 million times.

Dozens of European politicians and nature conservation groups earlier this month called for a ban on hunting trophies of endangered species such as elephants, giraffes and rhinos.

Commercial trade in more than 1,000 endangered species of animals and plants is prohibited by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES).

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These animals are listed under the so-called Appendix I of the convention.

Commercial trade in more than 1,000 endangered species of animals and plants is prohibited by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES). Hunting animals for trophies is exempt from this prohibition because it is considered as & # 39; non-commercial & # 39; is considered to.

Commercial trade in more than 1,000 endangered species of animals and plants is prohibited by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES). Hunting animals for trophies is exempt from this prohibition because it is considered as & # 39; non-commercial & # 39; is considered to.

Commercial trade in more than 1,000 endangered species of animals and plants is prohibited by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES). Hunting animals for trophies is exempt from this prohibition because it is considered as & # 39; non-commercial & # 39; is considered to.

However, hunting animals for trophies is exempt from this prohibition because it is considered as & # 39; non-commercial & # 39; is considered to.

MPs and nature groups – each with more than 50 members – filed CITES for a broader ban on 18 August 2019.

Plans for a total ban on the & # 39; cruel and indefensible & # 39; import of wild animal trophies were unveiled by Labor in the United Kingdom on Monday 26 August.

In a movement designed to steal a march to the government, the party says that sit is ready to act now to end the controversial trade in souvenirs stripped of the bodies of endangered species such as lions , elephants and rhinos.

The plan will be part of a new & # 39; animal welfare manifesto & # 39; and is expected to be included in Labor's broader manifesto in the event of an unexpected election this fall.

Ministers have already adopted legislation prohibiting the sale of ivory and are considering broader restrictions on animal trophies.

The full content of the opinion letter can be found in the magazine Science.

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