In this image taken from a November 2012 video, Cecil the lion is shown in Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe.
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July 31, 2015 The killing of Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe has highlighted big game hunting. Hunters legally kill more than 600 African lions every year. More than half the tourists hunting in Africa are American.
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Tourists on safari watch three young lions in Kenya's Masai Mara National Reserve.
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July 29, 2015 Cecil the lion died in an apparently illegal hunt in Zimbabwe. But legal trophy hunting can bring in big bucks for Africa nations. Our interviewee thinks tourism is a far more profitable venture.
Cecil the lion is shown walking in Zimbabwe's Hwange National Park in a YouTube video from July 9, 2015. Credit: Bryan Orford
July 28, 2015 The killing of the beloved lion, hunted for sport, has been condemned by wildlife conservationists. A conservationist in Zimbabwe says a ban should be imposed on the hunting of endangered animals.
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Hunters gather prior to a wild boar hunt in Pietrosella, on the French Mediterranean island of Corsica, in August.
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September 8, 2013 French sports fans are known for their love of soccer. But according to Le Figaro, the country's "second sport" is hunting. The newspaper cites statistics from the National Federation of Hunters, which says that among all European countries, France has the most hunters.
Beth Trammell of Madison, Miss., poses with the 723.5-pound alligator she and five others caught over the weekend.
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September 3, 2013 The massive reptiles, which were both caught Sunday, set new state records for heaviest male alligator. Each hunting team spent hours trying to bring the gators in.
August 8, 2013 Continuing her occasional exploration into matters of animals and human society, Barbara J. King takes a look at last week's NPR story on frog-gigging. She stands against cruelty to animals, even in the context of an accepted cultural tradition.
February 7, 2013 Are humans natural hunters? Can animal advocates and people who kill animals for sport comprehend anything of each others' perspectives? Commentator Barbara J. King considers hunting in the United States today.
Alaskan moose that collide with cars and trains can end up as dinner for the needy in a unique partnership between the state and charity groups.
November 8, 2011 Hunters and scavengers with a taste for game are turning road and train accidents with deer, moose and other animals into a free meal. A food bank in Alaska distributes moose meat collected by train tracks to the needy.
Magan Hebert, 15, poses with the young buck, or "spike," that she shot in Waynesboro, Miss., in November. Magan has been hunting since she was in the fourth grade.
December 9, 2010 People are passionate about hunting — those who are for it and those who aren't. Join the conversation that Morning Edition's story has touched off.
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