By Anonymous - 24/10/2020 11:02 - Canada - Courtenay

Supply and demand

Today, I spotted my dad watching a wildlife/nature video. I pointed out to him that the animal on the screen was critically endangered; he rebutted by telling me that it's impossible for the animal on the screen to go extinct because people keep hunting it. FML
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By  Brightside86  |  23

I wonder if he's referring to how animal reserves sometimes let hunters pay for the privilege to hunt exotic creatures. Cost something like 50k to legally hunt a single elephant on some reserves. That money then goes back into the reserve letting them create a safe environment to breed even more elephants.

As long as there are people willing to pay that kind of money to hunt elephants there will be elephants.
And since this is largely outside the U.S in developing countries that 50k is like 6 years wages.