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[–] BRITTEACH 9 points -6 points (+3|-9) ago 

Interesting logic. Reminds me of a General in Vietnam who told a reporter that his troops had to burn down a village in order to save it.


[–] didntsayeeeee 1 points 4 points (+5|-1) ago 

Not really.

If they only hunt individuals who are a drag on the species (eg old male lions with whom females won't breed but who go round injuring other lions) plus they pay hefty fees to African wildlife reserves, it can easily have this effect.

I object to the use of the word "actually" in the headline.


[–] secretsquirrel2 3 points 1 points (+4|-3) ago 

With "big game" species approaching extinction it would make more sense to capture "drags" and place them in zoos for conservation purposes. Their DNA could be preserved and younger, healthier animals could be made available for reintroduction to the preserves. No trophy hunters are pretty much kidding themselves. If they "cared" about conservation, they would be making donations rather than paying for the right to kill.