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  •  I don't think we all should have the right (10+ / 0-)

    to 'take' a trophy. I don't think trophy animals should be taken at all.

    These are the biggest, the strongest, the fittest of the species, the ones that have survived the most, outwitted the hunters, attained the full potential of their kind. In other words, these are the individuals that we most need to breed the next generation.

    They are also the toughest, most inedible animals you could choose to kill. Do these hunters eat them? I seriously doubt it. It's one thing to go out and get yourself a young deer and fill your freezer for a few months. It is entirely another to kill a prime breeder so you can hand its head on the wall.

    My outrage isn't that the rights to kill these animals are auctioned off to the rich. My outrage is that anyone is allowed to kill them at all.

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