The trophy hunting is a hunting selective for the big game , practiced by humans for purposes recreational and characterized by the desire to demonstrate and celebrate the success of the hunt, with the exhibition of a hunting trophy .
This is a part of the animal or its whole body, often kept in memory for taxidermisé and presentation, and traditionally photographed alongside the hunter. The award helps to highlight a certain social status , as ostensible evidence showing the hunter hunting talents.
The parts of the animal that is kept as a hunting trophy is usually the skin , the wood , the defenses , the horns and head. The carcass can be used as food. Traditionally it is the oldest and most mature animal in a group that is the most sought-after, often the largest male, or the one with the largest woods or horns.
It takes place on all continents and can be practiced in wilderness as well as in ranches that raise game for these purposes. His influence on the conservation of nature and the economy local is studied and debated. It is prohibited in certain territories and the importation of hunting trophies is regulated or even prohibited in certain countries. Again, the effects of these limitations are debated.
Trophy hunting is controversial and therefore has supporters and opponents. The debate around this practice concerns the morality of recreational hunting and the effectiveness of the hunters’ supposed efforts to conserve large game species, as well as the decline observed in the species that are the targets of this hunting.