An Open Letter to IOL by John Nash

Dear IOL Your article, “UK hunt club slammed for trophy-hunting safari auction in South Africa”. by Shaun Smillie (October 29) contained a number of misleading statements. You describe the Avon Vale Hunt as “A fox hunting club in the United Kingdom”.  Fox hunting with hounds has been illegal in the UK for a number of …

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 …