Trophy hunting

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I would never kill an animal for fun. But although I can’t imagine myself enjoying fishing or hunting, I know many people do. Among them is a small subset of people who engage in trophy hunting, one of the most divisive conservation issues. It is often claimed that trophy hunting does more good than harm, by ensuring that the land and animals are safer than they…