Trump is pondering a ban on hunting trophies - but not all Africa's animal lovers are convinced

2019-10-02 21:29

As US president Donald Trump mulls the signing into law of an act that would restrict imports of hunting trophies from African countries, wildlife experts and animal rights groups are at odds over the economic impact and its ultimate effect on conservation.

Plight of African lions persists year after Cecil killing

2016-06-30 21:03

A year ago, an American killed a lion in Zimbabwe in what authorities said was an illegal hunt, infuriating people worldwide and invigorating an international campaign against trophy hunting in Africa. Some called it the Cecil the lion effect.

Australian politician says the elephant he slaughtered and ate was ‘delicious’

2016-06-02 10:21

Australian politician Robert Borsak described in detail killing an elephant in Zimbabwe and eating it, saying 'I think it tastes as good as the best Wagyu beef'.

2015 a slippery slope for Zim and its leader

2015-12-30 11:30

Forget Cecil the Lion: for Zimbabweans, 2015 was mostly about President Robert Mugabe and money - and how long both would last.

Cecil the lion hunter's rights violated - lawyer

2015-09-28 21:10

The rights to a fair trial for the Zimbabwean hunter accused in the Cecil the lion case have been violated, his lawyer says.

Cecil the lion co-accused court appearance delayed

2015-07-30 16:51

A court hearing for a Zimbabwean landowner who is accused of allowing the hunt that killed Cecil the lion has been postponed amid continuing worldwide outrage at the animal's death.

African hunting dreams collide with Cecil the lion protests

2015-07-30 10:34

Hunters longing to shoot big game in the African wild may choose a different target after public backlash against a Minnesota dentist who killed Zimbabwe's Cecil the lion just outside a national wildlife preserve.


Cecil the Lion, drought end SA wildlife price boom

2017-02-22 10:08

Wildlife prices are tumbling in South Africa, as game breeders are squeezed by restrictions imposed following the killing of Cecil the Lion, and the worst drought on record.

Hunters’ answer to Cecil the lion row: We create 53 000 jobs

2016-06-10 12:32

Trophy hunting contributes R6.4bn to eight sub-Saharan African countries and employs 53 000 people, a report by the club that suspended Cecil's shooter, has revealed.

Cecil outrage could herald change in lion conservation - Researchers

2016-04-27 15:58

Could we pay people to tolerate lions in the wild rather than having to hunt them?

Zim drops case against US dentist who killed Cecil the lion

2015-10-12 18:33

Zimbabwe has abandonedits bid to press charges against a US dentist who killed Cecil the lion, saying his papers "were in order" and that he didn't know he was committing an offence.

HEADLINES: US TV shooting, Zuma to meet disgruntled judges & killed Zim tour guide

In today's news headlines: more news of the shooter in the Virginia killings, President Zuma to meet with disgruntled judges and a Zim tour group says the guide who was killed by a lion was protecting the group. Watch.

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Jani Allan: Cecil the lion’s killer now one getting hunted – by outraged Americans

2015-07-30 16:24

Columnist Jani Allan looks at what the American public is doing in retribution against the dentist who killed Cecil the Lion, now one of the most talked-about animals on earth.

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