American Trophy Hunters Travel to South Africa for Chance to Kill “Unusual” African Wildlife

I’m searching for psychological or sociological research that posits that trophy hunters, sport hunters or big game trophy hunters’ brains work in a similar manner to psychopaths. Good article. Thanks for posting. For at least 2 years I’ve stated it’s time for a paradigm shift in wildlife management. Now it’s time to dig deep and examine the mind of sport/trophy hunters.

The National Humane Education Society

pawsdownPaws Down!

To Africa Hunt Lodge in Texas for supporting a 2500-acre trophy-hunting ranch in South Africa.

According to a recent news article, businessman Barry York has become a wealthy man operating a

Photo by Arno Meintjes / Getty Images Photo by Arno Meintjes / Getty Images

ranch outside of Johannesburg, South Africa. Although the landscape appears natural, the purpose behind the ranch is nothing short of bizarre and disturbing. It is here that Barry York breeds lions, gnus, impalas, and other African wildlife characterized by genetic anomalies. The animals are intentionally bred for traits that rarely appear in nature – such as blue eyes in a lion or white fur on an impala. Although in many cases the mutations occur alongside other, medically hazardous anomalies, many of these animals are not intended to live a normal lifespan. That’s because Barry York has found that American big-game hunters will pay small fortunes for the opportunity to kill…

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