The Case for Trophy Hunting

  The four life-quarter test Hardly a moment goes by these days, without some ridiculous claim being made by an ignorant animal rightist; by some idiotic foreign politician or civil servant; or by some uninformed celebrity ‘do-gooder’, who all berate trophy hunting as being cruel, barbaric and wasteful of valuable genes. Despite having no knowledge …

Shades of a Pernicious Animal Rights Cult

After scathing rebuttal comments written by two True Green Alliance (TGA) directors, in response to anti-sustainable-wildlife-use and anti-hunting articles that recently appeared in the Afrikaans newspaper, Die Beeld, TGA received what appeared to be something of an olive branch held out by the journalist that had written the offending articles. Her name is Elise Tempelhoff. …

Trophy Hunting

On the subject of “trophy” hunting. The term “trophy hunting” conjures up the idea that trophy hunters ONLY take the “the biggest and the best” bulls  – the prime breeders – from breeding herds of wild animals. This is sometimes the case, but is more often not.  And the animal rightists – whose purpose in life …

TGA’s Perspective on Trophy Hunting

In recent years, volumes have been written and spoken about the so-called bad effects that trophy hunting has had on the gene pools of wild animal populations, yet throughout the 20th century – when trophy hunting was at its zenith – the size of world-record game trophies were repeatedly bettered every year. And in the …

IUCN – Informing Decisions on Trophy Hunting

A Briefing Paper for European Union Decision-makers regarding potential plans for restriction of imports of hunting trophies SUMMARY Trophy hunting is currently the subject of intense debate, with moves at various levels to end or restrict it, including through bans on carriage or import of trophies. In the European Parliament, a group of Members have …