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YouTube video draws focus to trophy hunting in SA

A new video of a canned lion hunt has been making waves on the internet, bringing renewed attention to trophy hunting in South Africa.

Canned hunting in South Africa dominated headlines in the late 1990s and spawned a petition with 35 000 signatories asking for it to be banned.

The trend worldwide is to ban trophy hunting and Botswana recently announced that it would ban all trophy hunting from 2014 onwards.

But in South Africa it is still legal. The environmental affairs department’s policy on this states that hunting gives the money that allows for the conservation of the Big Five, which are expensive to keep, and also helps take care of the smaller animals, which are less popular targets for hunters.

http://mg.co.za/article/2013-04-22-youtube-canned-hunting-video-draws-attention

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