Daily Mail

Heartless hunters


THE immorality of trophy hunting can’t be dismissed by insisting it is necessary to kill animals in order to protect them (Mail).

Occasional culls to maintain the health of herds or a particular species is not the same as hunting them down just for kicks.

what sort of person gets pleasure from shooting magnificen­t animals with high- powered guns and displaying a stuffed, dead head in their living room?

Most of us would much prefer to see a living animal in its natural habitat or, failing that, on Tv. Both provide revenue to conservati­onists.

More money may well be needed, but the continuati­on of the unfair contest between hunters armed to the teeth and beautiful wildlife is indefensib­le.

G. MATTHEWS, Lancaster.

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