The Humane Society International (HSI) has called on South Africans to stand up against the killing of wildlife animals for entertainment.
This all comes, as one of America’s most powerful hunting lobby groups, Safari Club International (SCI), is set to auction off big game hunts in SA - to raise money towards defending trophy hunting and protecting hunting rights.
An estimated 25 000 hunters will attend a trophy hunting convention in Las Vegas where they will bid on at least 60 SA hunting trips.
HSI's South African director Audrey Delsink says that 1000 wild animals from across the globe (worth as much as $5.3 million) will be on the block.
According to Delsink, 280 SA animals (valued at over $1 million) will be auctioned to raise funds for the Trump Administration which is against measures to protect threatened species.
They're in the business of ensuring that trophy hunting, worldwide, will continue.— Audrey Delsink, South African Director of Humane Society International
She explains that local trophy hunting outfitters market the trips at their privately owned game farms and reserves.
Delsink talks about the four-day convention, the canned hunting industry and captive breeding in South Africa and the importance of active citizenship.
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