Using multiplier analysis based on the Social Account Matrix of South Africa, the research revealed that trophy hunting annually contributes more than US$341 million to the South African economy and that it supports more than 17 000 employment opportunities.
That’s just an excerpt from a google search on the impact of hunting in South Africa.
What seems to upset people, is that it is done for sport/ and cruelty. On one hand I can understand that. But allot of people have no issue at all with eating chicken or burgers, pigs, or even fish. Death is a sad thing to witness for some people. Allot of people don’t seem to mind that it happens as long as the dirty work isn’t something they are exposed to. Animals like lions are predatory animals, and no one minds when it eats another animal, like an impala, tearing it apart, entrails dragging on the ground, to be disembodied by a pride of lions until it finally loses consciousness from blood loss…no issue, because that’s natural and it’s what predatory animals do. However, humans are also predatory animals, we are apex predators, and to survive, we must kill and eat other things.
“But these hunters don’t eat the animal “ is what many people claim. That’s true for some , but, in many cases, the successful hunt of a water Buffalo could mean enough food to feed an entire village of people, when it’s donated, as many big game animals often are because of the volume of meat , no one person or even a family could eat it all.
Benefits of Hunting
Hunting has historically proven to be an integral part of wildlife population control, both by reducing numbers to meet population objectives as well as funding for conservation of wildlife and their habitats.
Yes, hunters do more to protect and improve the environment than probably any environmental group. If you have too many Lions, they will eat all the Impalas. This is a very basic concept. What must be done? Lions must be killed, and the only thing that can kill them is 1. Starvation
3. Another predator.
Some people hate the idea of killing a majestic animal, they watched the lion king and think that some asshole just shot Simba, and is just a cowardly psychopath. This is an extremely unfair, and inaccurate, judgement toward hunters who are simply acting out of their own biological instincts for the good of the biomes that they legally hunt in. it’s a simple concept.