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About Canned Hunting
Canned hunting is very easy for a ‘hunter’: let loose in a small area to shoot an animal he knows that he always will hit his target with an 100% certainty. Traditional hunters are mostly against this form of hunting because they believe hunting is a sport. The animal must always have the chance to escape and the hunter must be agile to find and kill the animal. With canned hunting that is not the case. You know beforehand the location of the animal and the animal cannot escap...
The Con In Conservation
Right now in South Africa there are thousands of captive lions waiting to be shot by trophy hunters/thrill killers. This is South Africa's dirty little secret. More footage can be seen here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-eDDm_XKL2Y http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hav-1GuVcWQ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2G3HX4Qq_84
Here is a fine example of trophy hunters showing the "respect" they always claim to have for the animals they hunt, by posing for a picture having a good old laugh pulling on this dead female elephants tail they have just killed.
Dateline reveals the controversial world of 'canned hunting', where lions are bred and tamed in captivity ready to be killed by trophy hunters. For more on Evan Williams' story, go to the SBS Dateline website by clicking here.
Botswana Minister In Lion Trade Scandal!
Original source: oxpeckers.org Botswana’s Minister of Agriculture, Christian de Graaff, is under fire after he exported a large shipment of lions to a canned hunting outfit in South Africa last month. De Graaff sent 22 lions to the Makhulu Game Farm near Boshof in the Free State. Employees at the facility, owned by Henk Vorster, openly discuss how the lions are hunted and their skeletons sold to Asian buyers. Some are bred for sale to international zoos.