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OP-EDS

Big Game Hunting Still in the Headlines


Mike Chambers’ balanced take on big-game hunting in Africa criticizes the often visceral, subconscious reactions of anti-hunting activists. His suggested way forward calls for a consensus among all who strive for bio-stability.READ MORE

Propaganda in the Trophy Hunting Debate – Card-Stacking, Cherry-Picking, Name-Calling & KISS


Keith Somerville examines a lengthy and ostensibly scientific, but unattributed pamphlet called ‘Trophy Hunting & Conservation”. It was distributed at a discussion with UK Environment Minister Michael Gove and attacks the proposition that regulated, fee-paid hunting can benefit conservation and rural communities. The pamphlet’s authors twist statements; take data out of context, and cite broad, factual-sounding ‘evidence’ that is unsupportable or false. Somerville concludes that this is a prime example of anti-hunting propaganda meant to stir emotions and influence opinions on the complex issues of conservation.READ MORE