Lifestyles of the Rich and Heartless

Fight for Rhinos

Trophy hunting is big business. The industry employs ranchers, outfitters, professional hunters, gun manufacturers, and taxidermists alike. People with time, money and a propensity for killing, keep the business going at the rate of 200 million a year.

rhino hunt55% of trophy hunters bring home an annual salary over $100,000. This makes it easy for them to afford the hunt. Here’s a breakdown of one camp’s cost for an average hunt:
*$450 per night for accommodations
*$200 per night for non-hunting day(s)
*$550 per gun per day
*$14,500 for a buffalo or $22,000 for a lion (trophy fees vary according to animal)
*Air transport, taxidermy, trophy packing and shipping EXTRA

SCIIn addition some hunters have group memberships ($1500 membership fee) to elite clubs such as Safari Club International. (These clubs sponsor killing competitions. There are awards given to the most animals slaughtered.  and they even keep a record book…

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