Lions, elephants, rhinoceros. All are in sharp decline due to poaching, habitat destruction, and animal/human conflicts; and all are frequent targets for trophy hunters.
The numbers for these species are grim: there are only around 20,000 lions, 415,000 elephants, and 23,500 rhinos left in the wild. Far from conserving these animals, trophy hunting is just another deadly pressure on wildlife populations that are already in serious trouble. And, while lions, elephants, and rhinos might be the best-known examples, they are far from the only endangered species put into further danger due to trophy hunting.
2. Share our graphic on social media! Far from protecting imperiled species, trophy hunting further endangers these animals.
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I stand with @BornFreeUSA: #TrophyHunting does not protect #EndangeredSpecies! Instead, hunters target imperiled species like #elephants, #lions, and #rhinos, making trophy hunting just another deadly pressure. bit.ly/thendangered
I stand with @BornFreeUSA: Trophy hunting does not protect endangered species! Instead, hunters target imperiled species like elephants, lions, and rhinos, making trophy hunting just another deadly pressure on species that are already in trouble. bit.ly/thendangered