Trophy hunting is cruel, harmful

Committee to Abolish Sport Hunting Blog

LETTER TO THEEDITOR:

https://m.lasvegassun.com/news/2021/mar/02/trophy-hunting-is-cruel-harmful/

By Linda Faso, Las Vegas

Tuesday, March 2, 2021 | 2 a.m.

Several years ago, when Cecil the lion was killed by Walter Palmer, a dentist from Minnesota, the slaughter sparked an international outcry that shined a light on the atrocities committed by trophy hunters. The revulsion may have been in part because Cecil had a name. Every lion, rhino, bear or other species that is hunted purely for a trophy is a Cecil in some way. They may not be famous but they are sentient beings with families, killed for an ornament to be hung on a wall.

When animals are killed abroad, it is legal to ship their trophies back to the U.S. We are a country of people who care about animals and can now use our voice to ban this senseless cruelty. Please urge your Congress member to support the reintroduction of…

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