Hunting

Moby click: whales taught each other to avoid harpoons
A mother sperm whale with its calf
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Moby click: whales taught each other to avoid harpoons

Experts say sperm whales shared behaviours to outmanoeuvre 19th-century hunters
18 Mar 2021
Trophy hunting: the arguments for and against
Lion
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Trophy hunting: the arguments for and against

Michael Gove rules out UK ban on imports from controversial sport
7 May 2019
Bear Grylls in hot water over killing and boiling frog
Bear Grylls
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Bear Grylls in hot water over killing and boiling frog

Bulgarian officials considering fining adventurer over TV show which broke rules for protected areas
22 Feb 2019
Restaurateur charged after ‘shooting deer’ in London park
Deer
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Restaurateur charged after ‘shooting deer’ in London park

William ‘Shotgun Chef’ Alldis was reported by a dog walker
21 Feb 2019
Cyclist shot dead by hunter in Alps ‘mistaken for boar’
Marc Sutton
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Cyclist shot dead by hunter in Alps ‘mistaken for boar’

Restaurant owner Marc Sutton was killed while riding mountain bike
15 Oct 2018
Outrage over image of US hunter with giraffe she shot dead
Giraffe Bine licks an older giraffe named Andrea at Friedrichsfelde Zoo in Berlin
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Outrage over image of US hunter with giraffe she shot dead

The 37-year-old said killing animal fulfilled ‘once-in-a-lifetime dream’
3 Jul 2018
Hunter gored by buffalo after killing herd member
buffalo
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Hunter gored by buffalo after killing herd member

Animal charged Claude Kleynhans as he was loading carcass onto his vehicle
30 May 2018

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Big game hunter shot dead while hunting lions in Africa
Lions
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Big game hunter shot dead while hunting lions in Africa

Croatian Pero Jelinic was killed in unexplained incident as he took aim
30 Jan 2018
Trump administration lifts ban on hunting trophies
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Trump administration lifts ban on hunting trophies

Hunters will be allowed to bring tusks and tails of slain African elephants back to the US
16 Nov 2017
Big game hunter killed by elephant he was preparing to shoot
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Big game hunter killed by elephant he was preparing to shoot

Argentinian man trampled to death in Namibia while on a licensed hunt
15 Aug 2017
Largest African elephant killed in 30 years for £39,000
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Largest African elephant killed in 30 years for £39,000

After Cecil the lion, another prized animal is hunted down in Zimbabwe's national parks
16 Oct 2015
Bird hunters celebrate as Malta rejects hunting ban
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Bird hunters celebrate as Malta rejects hunting ban

Spring hunting season set to begin after a closely contested referendum pitted conservation against tradition
13 Apr 2015
BRED TO DIE: 'Mutant' animals bred for hunters
A white lion
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BRED TO DIE: 'Mutant' animals bred for hunters

Wealthy hunters pay a premium to shoot 'Frankenstein freaks of nature' like white lions and golden gnus
12 Mar 2015
PACKHAM: breaching Maltese hunters' privacy?
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PACKHAM: breaching Maltese hunters' privacy?

BBC wildlife presenter questioned by police in Malta over his documentary on 'senseless slaughter' of birds
27 Apr 2014
SHARP SHOT: We love animals, say top female hunters
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SHARP SHOT: We love animals, say top female hunters

Olivia Nalos Opre and Mindy Arthurs support lion-killer and argue that they're 'conservationists'
26 Nov 2013
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