“The total amount of suffering per year in the natural world is beyond all decent contemplation. During the minute it takes me to compose this sentence, thousands of animals are being eaten alive; others are running for their lives, whimpering with fear; others are being slowly devoured from within by rasping parasites; thousands of all kinds are dying of starvation, thirst and disease.” — Richard Dawkins, River Out of Eden

Trophy-hunting is a recurring theme in the pixels of SA online media. From Don Pinnock dismissing the trophy-hunting as a “nasty colonial sport” to Ivo Vegter ridiculing those who decry it as “smug left-liberal elites”, the debate on trophy-hunting is as pertinent — and passionate — as ever...

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