Cecil the lion cost $55,000 in the trophy hunting economy

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Farmer Mick Jameson grew up hunting in Nebraska, and travelled to South Africa for a trophy hunting expedition last year where he shot plain game like deer and ampala. And he’s planning another trip this year.

“I took 700 pictures — mostly of wild game that I didn’t shoot it,” Jameson told Mashable. “I love animals, and through hunting, I get immersed in that kind of environment just full of them. And I get to see more of them than those who are against hunting.”

But trophy hunting has come under fire in the past few days, after Walter Palmer, the Minnesota dentist who allegedly killed the famous Cecil the Lion, reportedly paid $55,000 for the opportunity to shoot a lion Read more…

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