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Trophy Hunting

Beneath the Surface of the African Trophy Hunting Debate

Christopher Clark | Posted 09.29.2015 | World
Christopher Clark

Namibia made world headlines some months before the whole Cecil debacle due to another American's (legal) hunt of an old and infertile male black rhino in Namibia's Etosha National Park, which was filmed by CNN.

Lion Hunting Dentist: He's Back!

Bernie Shine | Posted 09.07.2015 | Green
Bernie Shine

Palmer was accompanied by his unpaid adviser, Minneapolis lawyer Joe Friedberg. I too am an attorney, and I have decided to become an unpaid consultant to the late Cecil the Lion. I will be his Dr. Doolittle and give him a voice in this interview.

The Pastime of Psychopaths

Ingrid Newkirk | Posted 09.03.2015 | Green
Ingrid Newkirk

Serial killing and trophy hunting are terrifyingly similar. As wildlife researcher and author Gareth Patterson points out, both types of killers often immerse themselves in violent imagery.

Why Cecil's Death Means More Than Walter Palmer Could Have Imagined

Randy Paynter | Posted 08.20.2015 | Green
Randy Paynter

As the uproar surrounding Cecil's petition continues to ripple around the world, it shows the rising desire from people across the globe to right wrongs and move society in line with their values. Petitions offer a constructive outlet for this desire. The results can be extraordinary.

Photos Show Little Kids, Ages 7 And 9, Killing Their 'First Lion'

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 08.19.2015 | World

An American hunter is being criticized on social media for posting images of his two children, who were ages 7 and 9 at the time, posing with dead lio...

Zimbabwe Court Charges Game Park Owner Over Cecil The Lion

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 08.18.2015 | World

HARARE (Reuters) - The game park owner accused of letting an American tourist illegally hunt and kill a lion on his property in Zimbabwe has been cha...

The Staggering Amounts Americans Pay To Kill Exotic Animals

The Dodo | Annum Masroor | Posted 08.15.2015 | Green

The killing of Cecil in early July has ignited a global conversation about trophy hunting, American trophy hunters and the fragility of wildlife....

Another Nice Mess

Bernie Shine | Posted 08.14.2015 | Green
Bernie Shine

I wonder what our legacy will be. What will we leave for future generations --"another nice mess?" Will the last one out please turn off the lights?

The Cecil Paradox: A Conversation With Hal Herzog

Todd R. Miller | Posted 08.12.2015 | Science
Todd R. Miller

In addition to our concern for animals, and this animal in particular, there's also something that might not have anything to do with animals, which is our sense of fair play.

Airlines Take Flight From Trophy Hunting -- When Will Congress Get on Board?

Michael Markarian | Posted 08.10.2015 | Politics
Michael Markarian

Walter Palmer is now a household name. What isn't so widely known is that there are thousands of ultra-wealthy trophy hunters just like him, and that 41 of them are lobbying Congress for a wholly unprincipled bail-out that would blow a hole in the heart of the Endangered Species Act.

South Africa, Namibia Criticize Airline Ban On Animal Trophies

AP | Alexandra Ma | Posted 08.07.2015 | World

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Some African countries that allow hunting have criticized a decision by a number of international airlines to ban the trans...

Serial Animal Killers: Boys Just Want To Have Fun!

Bernie Shine | Posted 08.06.2015 | Green
Bernie Shine

There is a moral issue that seems to elude those who get their satisfaction from killing animals at their whim. There are all kinds of atrocities that are legal in some parts of the world that most of us would find appalling.

eBay, a Wildlife Chop Shop

Ken White | Posted 08.05.2015 | San Francisco
Ken White

How extraordinary that major airlines are now setting their own policies prohibiting their transporting decapitated heads of lions and other wildlife "trophies." Good on them! Perhaps now it's time to see eBay step up with a comparable policy.

Apparently a Lion Is More Valuable Than Any Zimbabwean -- Myself Included

Ottilia Anna Maunganidze | Posted 08.07.2015 | Impact
Ottilia Anna Maunganidze

The killing of Cecil the Lion, tragic as it might be to some, has laid bare some key issues that warrant further discussion. Few -- if any -- of these people rallying for ol' Cecil have shown their public concern and care for Zimbabweans.

After Cecil The Lion's Death, Airlines Refuse To Ship Exotic Hunting Trophies

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 08.04.2015 | Business

Airlines this week began refusing to ship exotic animal-hunting trophies amid global revulsion to the killing of Cecil the lion. Delta led the charge...

Trophy Hunter Defends Herself Against Critics In Wake Of Cecil Killing

The Huffington Post | Simon McCormack | Posted 08.04.2015 | World

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Time for Major Airlines to Stop Shipping African Big Five Trophies

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 08.03.2015 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

Dr. Walter Palmer's behavior in killing and mutilating Cecil the lion is disgraceful. But he's not a one-off character. He's a very enthusiastic participant in the larger enterprise of globe-trotting international trophy hunting.

What Will Be Cecil the Lion's Legacy? And Who Should Decide?

Rosie Cooney, Ph.D. | Posted 08.02.2015 | Green
Rosie Cooney, Ph.D.

Let's go back to Hwange National Park, the scene of Cecil's demise. The Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority, responsible for managing this park, derived most of its income for wildlife conservation across the country from trophy hunting. Let us mourn Cecil, but be careful what we wish for.

Cecil The Lion: A Big-picture Guide to Directed Outrage

Carl Safina | Posted 07.31.2015 | Green
Carl Safina

Humans are by far the kindest, most compassionate, most creative, most violent, most destructive and most misery-inducing animal in the history of the world. We are the only creature capable of creating global problems.

The Economic Argument For Killing Cecil The Lion Doesn't Hold Up

The Huffington Post | Jenny Che | Posted 07.31.2015 | Business

The Internet's been in an uproar this week after news spread of the killing of Cecil the lion by an American dentist. Yelp reviewers called the man a...

My Outrage Is Better than Your Outrage

Kimberly Krautter | Posted 07.31.2015 | Politics
Kimberly Krautter

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said, "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." This game of pitting one outrage as more righteous than another outrage is truly outrageous.

In the Shadow of Cecil the Lion's Death, Do Something to Help Animals

Ken White | Posted 08.06.2015 | San Francisco
Ken White

The death of Cecil the lion has appropriately generated tremendous outrage. Good. But outrage only goes so far. Beyond that emotional response, there are many things you can do -- both large and small -- to help animals.

Why Everyone Is Outraged By Cecil the Lion's Death

Samita Sarkar | Posted 07.30.2015 | Green
Samita Sarkar

A master of deflective language, Walter Palmer either misses the point or just does not want to acknowledge it. He regrets earning the ire of anti-hunting community, but he does not regret trophy hunting. Walter Palmer doesn't even fully understand why everyone else is so outraged by what he did.

Dentist Who Killed Cecil The Lion Writes Apology To Patients

The Huffington Post | Lydia Oconnor | Posted 07.30.2015 | World

The Minnesota dentist scorned worldwide for killing a beloved lion in Zimbabwe wrote a letter expressing regret over the animal's death and also...

Yearbook Photo Of Student With Slain Giraffe Sparks Controversy

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 05.29.2015 | Green

A yearbook photo of a New York high school student posing with a dead giraffe and a gun unleashed an intense local fury about endangered animals. ...