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Over the past 15 years, 1.2 million animals have been killed by Americans who traveled overseas to snag their trophies, according to a thoroughly chilling investigation by NBC Bay Area.
That breaks down to about 70,000 animals each year. Many of these animals are endangered, threatened or near-threatened species.
originally posted by: netbound
IMO, trophy hunters are psychotic, sociopathic, cowardly SOB’s. If they were to legalize the hunting of other humans today based on ethnic group, or whatever, these jerks would be out before dawn tomorrow hiding behind bushes, waiting to draw a good bead on some unsuspecting person leaving their house to go to work. Then, of course, they’d have to have a photo op of them standing heroically over the dead, bleeding person’s carcus, and afterword have the head stuffed to put over the mantle for others to enjoy, as well.
As far as I’m concerned, I wish they’d take these psychos and give them each a knife, just to make it fair, and then lock them one at a time in a cage with a hungry Bengal Tiger.
Humans are a cruel, blood-thirsty bunch. We rape this planet in every imagineable way. If we blow ourselves up one day in a thermonuclear apocalypse we’ll be doing the rest of this world a huge favor...
originally posted by: gunshooter
and your point OP? not to be insensitive, or meaning to sound sarcastic. BUT!!!! over 2 million people die every year due to animals, everything from attacks to contracting something from them, sooooo, I don't feel too bad about the numbers game, sounds like they're winning to me.
originally posted by: HooHaa
Trophy hunters also contribute millions of dollars a year for preservation, study and overall well being of the animals.
I've seen first hand the devastating effects of disease on deer population due to overcrowding..