TV shows and internet videos that link machismo and animal hunts are propagating a very wrong message, and more so by often linking these practices to conservation. African Lion populations have dwindled recently owing to disease and human disturbances, and trophy hunting is the last thing that is required. While many argue that funds for conservation depend on trophy hunting, it is absolutely unnecessary to portray and propagate this as a 'macho ' 'sport'. The recent shooting of a lion by Melissa Bachman, the host of 'Winchester Deadly Passion' has sparked off a conservation vs hunting debate. If you're against the trophy hunting practice, do sign the petition against Bachman here.
This cartoon appears in the newsletter of the International Society for Behavioral Ecology whcih you can read here.
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