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Trophy hunting fees do little to help threatened species- new US Congressional Report

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http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/14/us/politics/trophy-hunting-fees-do-little-to-help-threatened-species-report-says.html?smprod=nytcore-iphone&smid=nytcore-iphone-share

 

A report by Democrats on the House Natural Resources Committee challenges claims that revenue from big-game hunts helps broader conservation efforts.

 

Full report :

http://democrats-naturalresources.house.gov/imo/media/doc/Missing%20the%20Mark.pdf

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A quote from the article:



“Before Cecil, there was a certain complacency surrounding what to do about the lion, almost an indifference,” said Craig Packer, a lion expert who ran the Serengeti Lion Project in Tanzania for 35 years and has been critical of hunting practices in that country.


“After Cecil, it became clear that the public was much more skeptical of sport hunting,” he said. “It shows the power of public opinion.”


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The last line of the report:

"Hunting is a valuable part of American culture, but as the outrage over the death of Cecil the Lion shows, it will only remain so if hunters verifiably contribute to conservation."

 

It seems that the politicians are still in the pockets of the hunting lobby.

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