The Psychology and Thrill of Trophy Hunting: Is it Criminal?

Exposing the Big Game

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/animal-emotions/201510/the-psychology-and-thrill-trophy-hunting-is-it-criminal

“Still, the need to hurt animals that some children feel doesn’t explain why some adults hunt and kill large, and often dangerous (link is external), animals that they have no intention of eating. I have searched the psychology literature and, while there’s a lot of conjecture about what it means, the fact that very little research exists to support any assumptions makes reaching an understanding of this behaviour very difficult.”  (Xanthe Mallett (link is external), 2015)

Kids ask the darndest questions

A few years ago a youngster told me a story about a murder in his neighborhood in Boulder, Colorado, my hometown. I hadn’t heard about it so I asked him for more information and he told me about a cougar who had been murdered because this magnificent cat was living down the block from him. I instantly said something like…

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One thought on “The Psychology and Thrill of Trophy Hunting: Is it Criminal?

  1. Despicable it really is! Trophy Hunting is not a necessity in Life! We need to end this atrocity now! Our Wildlife is reducing rapidly with 7 Billion People inhabiting Earth! It just cannot go on!! Ughhhh!

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