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The Staggering Amounts Americans Pay To Kill Exotic Animals

The killing of Cecil in early July has ignited a global conversation about trophy hunting, American trophy hunters and the fragility of wildlife. We at The Dodo decided to spend some time gathering data not just on Africa’s lions, but on the number of wolves killed in Wisconsin, the number of hippopotamus trophies imported into the U.S., the amount of money a trophy hunter will pay for a mountain lion hunt in Wyoming … and more. Read on for alarming numbers about the world of trophy hunting.

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Report: The U.S. Killed About 7,400 Animals A Day

Nearly 7,400 wild animals were slaughtered every single day on average across the U.S. last year — not by hunters or poachers, but by a government agency whose stated mission is “to resolve wildlife conflicts to allow people and wildlife to coexist.”

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