Killing animals the minds of trophy hunters is disturbing.
These trophy hunters are unabashed enthusiasts on the subject of killing wild animals.
It is a small and vocal group.
And they go about promoting the trophy hunting business with a fervent belief that it is their right to kill wild animals.
People opposing them are painted as naive and not in command of the truths.
One of these fervent hunters is Ron Thomson.
He brags about the time he killed 32 elephants in one go.
It took him 15 minutes.
In an interview with the Guardian newspaper he says:
“It was a great thrill to me, to be very honest.
“Some people enjoy hunting just as much as other people abhor it. I happened to enjoy it.”
That he has “by far hunted more than any other man alive”.
Today at age 79 he still actively promotes and relives the glory days of trophy hunting.
As well he promotes the numerous books he has written about stalking big game and killing it.
Killing Animals The Minds Of Trophy Hunters
Trophy hunters, mainly Americans, relish killing big game animals in Africa.
And once having killed them they love posting the pictures of themselves and the killed animal.
One of them is Larysa Switlyk.
She has a website where she details the numerous animals she has killed.
Her site is called Larysa Unleashed.
Again like Thomson she brags about her kills and invites people to join her on guided trophy hunts.
And that website also serves a promotional purpose.
She will lead hunters to almost anywhere in the world for trophy hunting.
These hunts are expensive costing as much as $20,000.
The story in the Guardian gives great insights about the trophy hunter mentality and beliefs.
It asks the question:
“From the dentist who felled Cecil the lion to the woman who shot a goat on Islay, keen hunters are happy to fork out small fortunes to kill wildlife. But why do they do it – and what is the true cost of their obsession?”
And despite the societal backlash over trophy hunting, especially on social media, it still is a thriving business.