Index: Hunting In Africa

13 Feb

Price of the “Namibia Hunting Farm Safari” hunting package: $5,940.00 USD
Number of animals included in this package considered fair chase: 8
Number of Baboons included in this package: 1
Number of Baboons included in the “RSA Eastern Cape Varmint Hunt”: Unlimited
Cost of a Porcupine, Giraffe, and Leopard trophy, respectively: $200.00; $1150.00; $6000.00
Bow Energy needed for killing a zebra: 60ft/lb
Number of Big Game hunted by Westerners in Africa for food: 0
Average price of smaller animals as advertised by Indigo Guide: equivalent to 1 meal
Percentage of Namibian family meal comprised of non-meat items: 70
Average income of Namibian family: $10,358.00 USD
Amount of money spent on one 5-day trip by a Western hunter in Africa, including cheapest airfare, hunting package, and conservative budget: >$12,000.00 USD

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3 Responses to “Index: Hunting In Africa”

  1. opehlia February 13, 2008 at 5:10 PM #

    Instead of hanging the head of a dead animal on a wall, the money could be much better spent feeding and educating a small nation.
    What happens to the meat of the animals that are hunted if they are not hunted by Westerners for food?

  2. Noelle February 13, 2008 at 5:12 PM #

    Well I think that pretty much decides where I’m taking my next vacation.

  3. Rachel February 15, 2008 at 6:33 PM #

    i just threw up in my mouth a little bit, and as a bit of a animal rights freak… i’m going to leave it at that, lest i leave a comment as long as a book on what i think about the above. ugh.

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