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Trophy looking: Killing or conservation?

A Canadian couple who went on a latest looking journey in South Africa horrified animal rights activists after posting a photograph of themselves kissing behind a lion they’d simply shot and killed.

The picture of Darren and Carolyn Carter, who personal Solitude Taxidermy in Alberta, was posted on the Legelela Safaris Fb web page. It’s unclear if this was the identical safari the couple was on after they shot and killed the lion.

Legelela Safaris seems to have disabled their Fb web page, so the unique put up is not seen. The couple additionally disabled their firm’s Fb and Instagram web page, in addition to its web site.

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A Canadian couple poses for romantic photograph with lion they shot and killed in South Africa. The picture of Darren and Carolyn Carter, who personal Solitude Taxidermy in Alberta, was posted on the Legelela Safaris Fb web page, which has been disabled.

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The picture of them kissing with their trophy kill went viral after being picked up by the U.Ok.’s Day by day Mirror, which known as the couple “sick” and the picture “horrifying.” The newspaper known as “for an finish to the barbaric observe of trophy looking,” and urged U.Ok. lawmakers to place an instantaneous ban on the import of looking trophies.

PETA responded to the picture with a renewed name for bans on trophy looking. “The overwhelming majority of individuals oppose trophy looking. We should proceed to make our voices heard and power companies and lawmakers to pay attention,” PETA wrote on its web site. The group requested supporters to induce america Postal Service to cease importing looking trophies. 

Trophy looking happens in a minimum of 63 international locations, over one-third of them on the African continent. Locations like Zimbabwe have lengthy been fashionable locations for American hunters, who spend 1000’s of {dollars} for the prospect to shoot iconic species. Round 80% of all trophy hunters worldwide are Individuals, and in 2017 alone, 650,00zero animal “trophies” had been imported into the U.S.

Trophy hunters defend the observe as a option to handle wildlife populations and infuse income into the host international locations’ economies to assist conservation efforts. However images of hunters with their trophies have repeatedly sparked outrage. An American girl, Tess Talley, set off a storm of anger final summer time when she posted a photograph with a giraffe she killed in South Africa. She later advised CBS Information she was “proud to hunt” and had no regrets.

The photograph of the Carters posing with their prize was harking back to the photograph of Cecil the Lion, who was shot and killed in Zimbabwe in 2015. The photograph with American trophy hunter and dentist Walter Palmer went viral, and he was the goal of widespread backlash for killing the beloved lion that lived in a protected space.

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