Undercover Trophy Hunter: Britain's Top 20 Hunters Revealed By Eduardo Gonçalve
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Author: Eduardo Gonçalve

Interviewed by Marc Bekoff, Psychology  Today / Animal Emotions
July 2021

Publisher: Green Future Books Ltd

Undercover Trophy Hunter
Undercover Trophy Hunter: Britain's Top 20 Hunters Revealed By Eduardo Gonçalve
Available at Amazon
ASIN:‎ B09661C7G1

Interviewed by Marc Bekoff:

Eduardo Gonçalves is an award-winning conservationist, campaigner, and investigative journalist. He also is recognized as the world's leading authority on the so-called "sport" of trophy hunting, and in 2018 he founded the Campaign to Ban Trophy Hunting (CBTH). In 2019, the UK government agreed to introduce a ban on trophy imports which is due to be debated in Parliament later this year. Because of his tireless efforts and three other books, he has been described by the Daily Mail as "Britain's most prominent anti-hunting activist".

Given his non-stop schedule and his global stature, I'm pleased that Eduardo could take the time to answer a few questions about his fourth and unique book called Undercover Trophy Hunter: Britain's Top 20 Hunters. I was troubled by the words hunters use to describe why they enjoy intruding into the lives of other animals and killing for fun and how they view the animals they kill for the thrill of it.

Previous research has shown that trophy hunters' "pleasure smiles" are greater when they pose with large "dangerous" corpses. Trophy also hunting is pretty pricey and hunters will pay more to kill large-bodied carnivores. For many of them part of why they hunt is to show off and let others know they can absorb the cost. The bottom line is that some people get pleasure out of killing another animal when they really don't have to do it. Clearly, being beautiful does nothing to save the lives of these charismatic animals who are brutally slaughtered for fun, bragging rights, and to celebrate birthdays.

Here's what Eduardo had to say about his riveting look into the why's and how's of trophy hunting by 20 men and how they describe their exploits.



About the Author:

Eduardo Goncalves has spent almost 30 years working and campaigning on the big issues - in the US, UK, Europe and the Middle East - ranging from climate change, wildlife conservation, forests, the nuclear arms race, homelessness, and animal cruelty, to name but a few.

His most recent books - "Trophy Hunters Exposed", "Killing Game" and "Trophy Leaks" - are an explosive series of investigations into the trophy hunting industry, how it influences national governments and international bodies, the identities of the world's top hunters and the devastating toll they're inflicting on wildlife species ... including on some of the world's most endangered animals.

He draws on his wide-ranging experience working inside government, as an investigative journalist, and his deep knowledge of animal welfare issues and the bloodsports lobby to expose the shocking truth about one of the cruellest industries on earth.

You can find out more about Eduardo at www.eduardogoncalves.com

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