Animal hunting in Africa, which includes lions, elephants and rhinoceros, has become widespread and hunters are now benefiting from a ‘two-in-one’ arrangement, with hunters getting a free travel package.
According to the Mirror, flights from the UK have become cheaper and many companies offer hunters offers where they would not pay extra costs.
Another offer is the opportunity to kill seven animals within five days for 1,499 British pounds.
Eduardo Goncalves, of the Ban Trophy Hunting campaign, has said business is booming.
“Previously, it was just the landed gentlemen and army settlers who went hunting for safaris and today they are gas engineers, utility companies’ customer service managers, NHS suppliers, internet provider supervisors and even retirees who run to kill wildlife for fun, “Goncalves expressed.
Most companies display pictures of clients sitting next to animals killed by them.
Engineer Manish Ghelabha has popped up on a firm’s social media page with a dead lion.
“I always thought I would fight to secure a hunting trip to Africa,” he said.
British media found that 2,242 parts of hunting animals were imported to the UK in the past decade, with 15% of the endangered species, which included heads, legs, tail or horns from animals such as elephants, leopards, rhinoceros or lions.
Animal Welfare Minister Zac Goldsmith has said the government will hold an emergency safari hunting consultation.
He said he felt very bad seeing photos of hunters coming out with dead animals and the fight against extinction hunting is very important.