Resharing our message below regarding the film Trophy, which we urge you not to watch.
Tomorrow, CNN broadcasts the film “Trophy”, a pro-trophy hunting film.
The film was initially presented to CWI as a balanced look at trophy hunting. For that reason, we gave an interview for the film. Executive Director Carrie LeBlanc appears in Trophy, as one of only two primary dissenting voices against trophy hunting.
When we saw the completed film last fall, we were horrified. As it turns out, the films director manipulated and used an anti-trophy hunting protest we held in Las Vegas to their own ends and put a trophy hunter amongst our protesters to provoke response.
Trophy attempts, poorly, to make trophy hunters seem like sympathetic figures, instead of the killers they are.
While we are unhappy to be featured in a pro-trophy hunting film, we are glad to be a voice for the animals.
We encourage you to contact CNN and express your disgust that they would show a pro-trophy hunting film.
We also encourage you, particularly if you are a sensitive viewer, to opt NOT to watch Trophy. There are numerous instances of the brutal killing of animals, including an elephant, by trophy hunters.
Thank you for speaking out against evil trophy hunting. notyourtrophy.org