Trophy (2017)

Trophy (2017)

This in-depth look into the powerhouse industries of big-game hunting, breeding and wildlife conservation in the U.S. and Africa unravels the complex consequences of treating animals as commodities.

9/10 – Previously available on iPlayer as part of the Storyville series, comes this hard-hitting documentary exposing the big-game hunting industry. You see “Twitterstorms” when proud tourists pose next to their kills and it’s easy to form an opinion, but never before have I seen such an articulate response been put forward as to why hunting would actually benefit their area outside of the ‘we put the money back into conservation’. The hunters themselves are indescribable, to say they’re stupid would be unfair, but this ‘attraction’ clearly brings in a certain type of crowd. Despite that, it’s well balanced, gives both sides of the argument and refrains from being too judgmental – which is quite rare to find in documentaries of this nature.

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