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Should Trophy Hunting of Lions Be Banned?


Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, wildlife, lions )

Cher
- 749 days ago - blogs.smithsonianmag.com
Nowhere in the world is it legal to hunt wild tigers, as each remaining subspecies of the giant cat is infamously on the verge of extinction. Yet the close cousin of the tiger, the lion--almost equally large, equally charismatic and, in places, equally



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Pat B. (355)
Saturday December 8, 2012, 5:55 am
Yes, as should all other forms of killing animals. If it continues like it's going, we will have nothing to show the grandchildren or their children of our wildlife. They will view them in books to see what they look like. (or the net). Sad, sad, sad. Thanks, Cher for this.
 

Karen R. (87)
Saturday December 8, 2012, 6:31 am
yes!
 

Dave C. (227)
Saturday December 8, 2012, 7:20 am
YES, YES, YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
 

Bee S. (208)
Saturday December 8, 2012, 7:24 am
OF COURSE !!!!!!!!!!!!
 

Kay M. (348)
Saturday December 8, 2012, 8:37 am
absolutely.
 

Gloria picchetti (300)
Saturday December 8, 2012, 8:55 am
Ban trophy hunting on big cats.
 

Cyrille D. (133)
Saturday December 8, 2012, 9:22 am
Of course Trophy Hunting should be banned ! Not just for lions but for all animals !
 

Faye Swan (23)
Saturday December 8, 2012, 9:32 am
No question about it!
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday December 8, 2012, 9:33 am
Se debe prohibir la cacería de cualquier animal no humano, pues ningún animal mata por diversión y maldad, y se debería permitir la cacería de cazadores, psicópatas, corruptos (aquí caerían el 99.9% de los políticos), y todas esas escorias humanas que descomponen la sociedad. Es un sueño, claro, pero tal vez una raza extraterreste pueda!
 

naomi cohen (37)
Saturday December 8, 2012, 9:47 am
trophy hunting should only be the head of a hunter lopped off and hung on a wall. signed.
 

Ben Oscarsito (357)
Saturday December 8, 2012, 9:48 am
"Should Trophy Hunting of Lions Be Banned?" Now, THAT is a very stupid question!
 

Debbie W. (117)
Saturday December 8, 2012, 10:07 am
Yes indeed!
 

Theodore Shayne (56)
Saturday December 8, 2012, 10:11 am
Why do you need some trophy on your wall or floor? Is this a recessive gene exerting influence on behavior? I have no trouble killing an animal or fish provided it is for food but there is no excuse for trophy hunting. I'm going to be the bad guy here. Responsible hunting serves a purpose. Many animals when overpopulated and starving then become problems for their specific species or for humans. I do believe in relocation whenever possible. However, it is sometimes necessary to cull. In Ontario we have problems with coyotes, bears, Canada Geese and other animals. Sometimes the road to hell is often paved with good intentions in the sense that by not dealing with a problem such as overpopulation which results in malnourishment it creates a greater problem with interference and possibly disease such as Lyme. So yes, I do advocate responsible hunting and fishing and quotas and severe penalties for those who don't honor the game laws.JMO
 

Allan Yorkowitz (448)
Saturday December 8, 2012, 11:18 am
Forget the word trophy, and concentrate on hunting overall.
 

michelle t. (41)
Saturday December 8, 2012, 12:45 pm
Ban hunting of ALL animals, ie every animal.
Hunt the hunters.The only good hunter is a dead one.
 

Barbara K. (75)
Saturday December 8, 2012, 3:05 pm
Absolutely. No animals should be hunted for trophies. Thanks, Cher.
 

L M. (5)
Saturday December 8, 2012, 3:31 pm
a friend and her husband went to africa so her husband could kill a few animals, take photos with the dead animals and ultimately have them stuffed. she had many excuses that the tour company gave her in their brochures. people need to be educated, learn why trophy hunting is NOT good for the economy (which was her major excuse), and decide they do not want to hunt.
 

Penny C. (80)
Saturday December 8, 2012, 7:07 pm
Thanks Cher.
 

Thomas P. (468)
Saturday December 8, 2012, 7:43 pm
Noted.....thanks Cher. I absolutely agree with Cyrille...trophy hunting of all animals should be banned.
 

Dee C. (210)
Saturday December 8, 2012, 8:00 pm
Trophy hunting should be stopped..

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John B. (122)
Saturday December 8, 2012, 10:31 pm
Thanks Cher for the link. YES!
 

Ana R (220)
Sunday December 9, 2012, 3:12 am
Ben O. i agree with you:)
 

John Gregoire (264)
Sunday December 9, 2012, 5:49 am
No brainer -ban all trophy hunting.... replace it with a venue where the addicted hunters can hunt each other. That would be a lot more fair and interesting (to see how many partake).
 

Jim Phillips (3202)
Sunday December 9, 2012, 9:27 am
The Big Cats are dwindling all over the world. Some species faster than others. Some are approaching
the status of an endangered species. Others are approaching extinct in a matter of years.

ALL Big Cats, no matter the species anywhere in the world, must be protected.

Here is a list of petitions to help protect, save the Lions:

http://www.care2.com/find/site#q=Lions,+petitio

Ty, Cher.
.
 

Lisa Neste (710)
Sunday December 9, 2012, 12:11 pm
YES!!! It is vital. Thanks for posting Cher. ROAR!!!!
 

Tamara Noforwardsplz (185)
Sunday December 9, 2012, 2:53 pm
Noted, read, twittered, shared and googled. There are no words to describe how sad this article makes me.
 

Julie E. (373)
Sunday December 9, 2012, 3:20 pm

A-B-S-O-L-U-T-E-L-Y!
 

Marlene Dinkins (245)
Sunday December 9, 2012, 3:39 pm
Ofcourse!!!!!! absolutely!!!!!!! banned completely!!!!!!!!!~ noted thanx
 

Carol H. (229)
Tuesday December 18, 2012, 5:51 am
yes, yes, yes!!!
 
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