South African trophy hunter and mother Anna-Marie van der Westhuizen often posts photos of endangered animals she has killed, including hippos, lions, cheetahs, and elephants.
Van der Westhuizen kills the endangered animals for a living, as she runs a hunting company called African Pride Hunting Safaris with her husband Chris.
The website promises “to cater for hunters looking for the thrill that accompanies the adrenaline-fuelled adventures of hunting dangerous game.” They also brag that they aim to bring their clients the best possible hunt and trophy.
“Whether it is tracking elephant on foot or the fast paced chase for lion or even playing the patience game with leopard or crocodile. We offer it all at affordable prices and customers tailor made packages,” their site brags.
Photo posts on their Facebook page show their disconnection from wildlife as they discuss their fascination and appreciation of animals while posing with their kills. “Hunting will always have its place when utilized correctly,” says one post. Another post claims that elephants overpopulated some areas, and that “human intervention is vital to help in keeping a good balance between fauna and flora.”
Please visit their Facebook page and express your view that trophy hunting is NOT conservation!