“Trophy Hunting”

“Trophy hunting” is a euphemism for killing a wild animal, then displaying all or part of its corpse as a “trophy.” 

Killing some types of bears, wolves, and big cats is legal in much of the US and Canada, but the type of trophy hunting that generates the most outrage and attention is when American “hunters” import body parts of big, majestic species that they’ve killed in Africa, such as lions, elephants, giraffes, and rhinos.

This is the main page on Animal Info Sanctuary for documents about this activity. 


• 10,000+ pages of documents on “trophy hunting” of elephants [link]

• Congressional Research Service report: International Trophy Hunting (March 20, 2019) [CRS] [AIS]

• Coming soon: documents on trophy hunting of lions


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