Friday, January 29, 2016

6 Grisly Facts Trophy Hunters Don't Want You to Know (Cecil Is the Least of It) | Alternet

6 Grisly Facts Trophy Hunters Don't Want You to Know (Cecil Is the Least of It) | AlternetThe killing of Cecil, an African lion in the Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe last July by the Minnesota dentist Walter Palmer focused national attention on the flourishing but underreported world of big-game trophy hunting. Outrage from the public, conservationists, politicians and celebrities led the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to add Cecil’s species to the endangered list and many airlines stepped up and said they would refuse to ship the trophies home. But even though the Cecil episode has opened the public’s eyes, there are many grisly aspects to the so-called sport that trophy hunters would rather you didn't know. Here are 6 of them.