'It’s much crueller to let a giraffe die of old age’: SA experts weigh in on Tess Talley hunting outrage

2018-07-05 15:13

Despite strong social media backlash about a rare black giraffe that was killed by a US woman, hunting giraffes in South Africa is legal as long as the proper permission has been obtained from the game farm in question.

Cuddle Me, Kill Me - A true account of SA’s captive lion breeding and canned hunting industry by Richard Peirce

2018-05-02 14:52

Warning: Content may upset sensitive readers. As the world reacts to news of a recent lion attack, we take a look at a book that details why captive lion breeding and canned hunting should be abolished.

'Illegal' night-time kudu hunt nearly ends in disaster

2017-09-08 13:10

An allegedly illegal night-time kudu hunt in Bloemfontein’s Soetdoring Nature Reserve almost had a disastrous ending when one of the hunters, Kobus Willemse, suffered a heart attack.

Search for missing hunter called off

2017-04-15 21:38

The search for a South African hunter, Scott van Zyl, who went missing in Zimbabwe more than a week ago, has been officially called off.

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.

Limpopo government investigating illegal hunting

2016-09-23 22:44

The Limpopo department of environment and tourism is investigating a case of suspected illegal game hunting in Polokwane.

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'.

Limpopo hunting farm did nothing wrong - environment dept

2015-09-08 20:15

The hunting farm outside Alldays at the centre of a social media outcry is doing everything by the book, the Limpopo environment department says, following a visit to the farm.

NSPCA in bid to stop 'European-style' Limpopo hunt

2015-09-07 17:48

The National Council of Societies for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has obtained a warrant to inspect a farm the organisation believes is hosting a 2km-long game shoot from platforms.

Cecil the lion lights up NY's Empire State building

2015-08-02 10:53

A giant picture of the beloved Zimbabwean lion killed by an American trophy hunter has been projected, among other images, onto the Empire State Building in New York in a dazzling display.


'It's called conservation': US woman under fire for killing 'rare' giraffe in SA hits back

2018-07-04 10:09

A Kentucky-born woman sparked worldwide outrage on social media after posting pictures of a black giraffe she killed during a hunting trip in South Africa.

Hunter wins 25-year game park contract

2017-09-24 06:05

The North West Parks Board has conservationists worried after it awarded a 25-year contract for the co-management of a state-owned game reserve to a company specialising in trophy hunting and stuffing animals.

Hunter dies after elephant falls on him

2017-05-21 15:26

A professional big game hunter from Tzaneen has died during a hunt in Gwai, in Zimbabwe, when a member of his group fired at a storming elephant cow and the animal fell on him.

Remains found in crocodiles might be those of missing hunter

2017-04-14 21:30

Teams searching in Zimbabwe for missing SA hunter Scott van Zyl, 44, have found what is possibly human remains in two crocodiles they shot.

Hunters association to defend its decision on captive-bred lions

2016-11-17 20:59

The Professional Hunters Association of South Africa says it will go to the Pretoria High Court to defend its decision regarding the hunting of lions bred in captivity.

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.

Paid cull of nyala sparks ire

2016-02-22 14:24

A paid cull of large numbers of nyala in a northern KwaZulu-Natal game reserve by foreign hunters has raised the ire of struggling local communities.

18 animals already killed in platform-hunt - NSPCA

2015-09-08 11:53

Despite the public outcry, the hunt on purpose-built platforms at a Limpopo farm has continued with 18 animals slaughtered, the NSPCA says.

Zim parks confirm Jericho the lion is alive

2015-08-02 12:05

Zimbabwe wildlife authorities have dismissed rumours that a second lion, known as Jericho, had been slain after the killing of Cecil the lion by an American trophy hunter caused a global outcry.

US launches probe into killing of Cecil the lion

2015-07-31 06:15

US authorities have launched an investigation into the killing of a beloved lion in Zimbabwe, as the American dentist who hunted the big cat remained in hiding amid mounting global outrage.

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