Dallas Safari Club Position on Captive Bred Lion Hunting

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Dallas Safari Club Position on Captive Bred Lion Hunting

DALLAS, Texas -(Ammoland.com)- Few animals in Africa, or anywhere, are as iconic as the African lion. As hunters we understand the benefits of lion hunting. Dallas Safari Club has stated, and firmly believes, that in the fight to save lions, hunters are their best allies.

In January 2013, Dallas Safari Club announced its definition of the ideal huntable male lion. In May 2013, an international assembly of conservationists representing 84 different countries adopted the African lion hunting policy modeled after that of Dallas Safari Club. That policy is supported by extensive scientific research that shows, clearly, that hunting older male lions has no negative effect on populations.

In South Africa, captive bred lion hunting is legal. Several professional hunting associations and hunting conservation organizations have commented on the negative impact that captive bred lion hunting has on them and the hunting community in general. We recognize the value of ranching for wildlife.

However, to date there is no evidence or scientific research to suggest that captive bred lion hunting contributes to the conservation of wild lion. Under current conditions, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service does not permit the import of captive bred lion trophies from South Africa.

Dallas Safari Club has a responsibility to support and encourage ethical hunting practices, even where ethical practices do not align with what is legally permitted – a principle that helps to define Dallas Safari Club.

We have given careful consideration to the arguments and rationale of those who support the practice and those who oppose it – arguments made by respected members of the hunting community on both sides of the issue.

After a thorough analysis and deliberation, the Board of Dallas Safari Club has concluded that the practice of captive bred lion hunting is not a practice that is in keeping with its values of ethical and fair chase hunting.

Therefore, Dallas Safari Club does not support the practice of captive bred lion hunting.

For more information, visit their website.

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About DSC:

A member of IUCN, DSC is a mission-focused conservation organization, funded by hunters from around the world. With an administrative staff of less than 15 and a volunteer army of 500, DSC hosts the Greatest Hunters Convention on the Planet that raises funds for grants in conservation, outdoor education and hunter advocacy. In the past five years, more than $5 million has been channeled to qualified projects, organizations and programs in support of that mission.

Get involved with DSC on their website.

About DSCF:

DSC Foundation is a non-profit corporation organized under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended. DSC Foundation serves the mission of DSC to conserve wildlife and wilderness lands, to educate youth and the general public and to promote and protect the rights and interests of hunters worldwide.

Learn more about DSC Foundation on their website.

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patricia collier
patricia collier
2 years ago

Hunters need to see a doctor to find out why they need to kill these animals. Surely hunters can find something more constructive to do with their time and money.

Rogerrabbit
Rogerrabbit
2 years ago

I say lets replace the lions with those who want to hunt them and let them be the hunted.

XX
XX
2 years ago

In other news: Big game hunter shot dead as he aimed at lion he wanted to kill. Excellent. I hope he suffered.

Elizabeth Estrada
Elizabeth Estrada
2 years ago

Africa allows their animals to be slaughtered to the point of extinction. In the HolyBible GOD speaks highly to his prophets about Lions..Birds..Horses etc GOD saved animals from the great flood along with NOAH and his family.GOD must care about animals and people too. No animals head should be put on a wall. No animal should have to suffer before death.In GOD’s eyes..everything he had made was good.

Robert Mouncey
Robert Mouncey
2 years ago

And then sin entered the world so GOD cursed the world and mankind. this is the condition we are now in. see genesis 3:17 .

James Higginbotham
James Higginbotham
2 years ago

this CRAP NEEDS OUTLAWED THEN BANNED.
and i am a hunter, but THIS IS NOT HUNTING.

Ronnie Jennings
Ronnie Jennings
2 years ago

It shows how demented some m members of the human race has become. This should be completely Outlawed and any Coperation or Business partaking in such activity should be prosecuted and imprisoner for life so that this disease is eliminated from society.

HankB
HankB
2 years ago

I have ZERO interest in simply leaning over the fence or stepping into some corral to shoot a penned up, captive bred animal – that just isn’t “hunting” to me. But having said that – a captive bred animal is simply livestock, and the owner can do whatever he wants with it, just as if it was a cow or a pig. And if some FAKE SPORTSMAN wants to pay big bucks to shoot captive livestock, the owner can take his money. But the FAKE TROPHY ought not be eligible for any recognition by any hunting organization.

Rock
Rock
2 years ago

“Captive hunting”……… Yeah, you pay THOUSANDS for that great captive trophy and “hunt” story………… NOT !
My brother in law has a deer “hunting” business. It is NOT hunting, brings fish in a barrel to mind. I’ve been hunting for real for 48+ years and “hunting” captive, raised game is wrong and in NO WAY, shape or form ethical in my opinion.