Animal Rights: Trophy Hunting

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Animal Rights: Trophy Hunting
Our african animals are our most beautiful animals on this planet and people near and far travel to come see these exotic creatures but they are in danger now because of poaching and trophy hunt for illegal trade. “Ancient trophy hunting were spectacular entertainment to show royal power and dominance while the kings people watched from the sidelines”(weisberger), but today it hasn't really changed much from 600 B.C. Americans are still killing innocent animals for their own entertainment. For instance, “The United States alone has imported almost 5,000 elephant trophies since the year 2000”(Cruise). Poaching and trophy hunting for wildlife continues to be a modern tragedy; however , the U.S. government and other
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For instance, South Africa is the largest location known for the southern white rhinos and their population decline is because of uncontrolled hunting that is happening there without the government getting involved. The second most “sought after animal for trophy hunts are by far the elephants today because their payout is between 25,000$ - 60,000$”(New York Times). The africans elephants are throughout Africa and rainforests where hunters can easily spot them and kill them right on the spot with no warning to the innocent creature; another reason why they are the most hunted because they are the biggest animal to hunt which makes an easier target but they do fight back if they see the…show more content…
The Cape buffalo is hunted for its horns and has a payout of 12,500$ to 17,000$ and can either be found in South Africa or Mozambique which “is quickly becoming a premier destination for Cape Buffalo" (Adams). These beautiful creatures isn't in as much danger as the others considered as the big five like the African Leopard. The African Leopard is considered the smallest out of the big five and was hunted nearly to extinction for their skin; their payout is between 15,000$ to 35,000$. These beautiful creatures are mostly hunted in South Africa. In addition, cheetahs may not be considered in the big five but hunters still hunt them for high demand in their fur because “estimate that cheetahs have disappeared from 76% - 91% of their historic range on the continent” (Cruise). For instance, they use to roam all over africa and asia but “today there are just 7,100 cheetahs left in the wild” (Petri); and can only be found in six african countries which are “Angola, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, South Africa, and Mozambique” (Petri). Furthermore, cheetahs aren't only endanger because of trophy hunting but because of trophy hunting taking their prey making them starve as well so they are unable to survive at all. “Cheetahs are facing a

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