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Why allowing trophy hunting is good for endangered species

Why allowing trophy hunting is good for endangered species

The controversy over the slaying of Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe in July has mainly centered on whether Walter Palmer, the Minnesota dentist and hunter who killed him, should be hanged (as advocated by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) or merely have his dental practice destroyed (as already seems to have happened). As reprehensible as Palmer may be, that debate is far too simplistic. What's at issue in the Cecil affair is  nuanced and complicated. It's this: Is "trophy hunting" -- the bagging of large, rare, sometimes endangered animals for the thrill and a head to hang on one's wall -- evil, or is it actually good for the future survival...

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