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An archive of all of the articles in the In Support of Hunting section. They are ordered by date with the most recent at the top of the page.

In Support of Hunting
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Can hunting aid Kenya’s economy post Covid?

In 1977, Kenya banned trophy hunting and pinned its economic hopes on tourism, believing photographic tourism to be more sustainable in the long run than hunting tourism. Enter 2020 and a global pandemic that hasn’t just impacted the health of millions of people around the world; it has also decimated the tourism industry. Kenyan based conservation scientist Dennis Ombaki believes there should be a place for well regulated hunting to help Kenya rebuild and provide much-needed economic aid to Africa post Covid-19. 

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Hunter education in schools
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3 reasons hunter education should be taught in schools

There are 3 main reasons why hunter education should be taught to children in schools. 1. Children learn a healthy respect for firearms that will help them as they get older. 2. Children learn where food comes from. 3. Children learn how to source food for themselves.

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Wildlife for meat
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Why African lives matter

African lives matter too. An open letter to British celebs has accused them of undermining human rights and putting animals over people by trying to ban hunting.

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wallaby hunting with hounds
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Wallaby hunting under fire

Wallaby hunting has come under fire in Tasmania. In this article, we look at why hunting remains one of the best methods for controlling wildlife numbers.

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Game Reserve
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South Africa’s game reserves provide meat to struggling communities

In South Africa, privately owned game reserves and safari parks have long provided the lion’s share of employment in rural areas but with Covid-19 bringing tourism to a standstill and causing historic unemployment, South Africa’s game reserves now provide the lion’s share of meat to those same struggling local communities.

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Just another head on the wall?

Trophy hunting is often seen as an egotistical activity where the hunter just wants another head on the wall. But there is more to taking a head than pride, as Jess explains in this short article.

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Trophy hunting a zebra
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Why hunters smile

Have you ever wondered why hunters smile in photos with dead animals? Find out why hunters smile after killing an animal and why it is not a bad thing.

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Hunting is cruel
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6 common myths about hunting

In this article, we look at 6 common myths about hunting such as hunters hate animals, we don’t need to hunt, hunting is cruel, only humans kill for fun, humans have an unfair advantage, hunting kills endangered animals.

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Rhinoceros
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Activists fail to save a rhinoceros and 10 giraffes

What happens when the world’s most vocal anti-hunting celebrities and animal activists are invited to save a rare rhinoceros and 10 Angolan giraffes from being hunted? Nothing. That’s right – they did not lift a finger and failed to save the wildlife.

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Lion close up
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Why scientists do not back a hunting ban

If hunting is so bad, why have 133 scientists written an open letter to the UK government urging them not to ban trophy hunting? Could it be they understand the negative impact it will have on conservation and animal populations?

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Trophy hunting a zebra
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Is trophy hunting evil?

Trophy hunting has become a dirty word, with even some hunters joining in the demonisation of trophy hunters. But is trophy hunting evil? Or does it play a vital role in wildlife conservation? 

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Pack of wolves
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You have enemies? Good.

Hunters have plenty of enemies in today’s PC, take-offense-at-everything culture. Anti-hunters, angry vegans, and opinionated celebrities, like Ricky Gervais, constantly bombard hunters with vile threats

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Markhor in Pakistan
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How trophy hunting is saving the markhor

We have all heard it said that trophy hunting is harmful to wildlife conservation. Tell that to the rare and endangered markhor, which is actually growing in number since Pakistan introduced trophy hunting as part of its wildlife conservation program. 

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