Trophy Hunting Company Offers Buy One, Get One Free Lion Package

A trophy hunting firm is offering a buy one, get one free package, as reported by The Mirror.

The offer – which sees a lioness thrown into the deal if a customer pays to shoot a lion – comes from Mkulu African Hunting Safaris in South Africa.

Under a section for this year’s ‘African lion hunting safari packages’, the company’s website states: “If you are going to hunt a lion on your own, this is the deal for you.

“Book a Category 2, 3, 4 or 5 lion hunt with us and add a lioness AT NO EXTRA cost. On average stand-alone lioness hunts sell for anything between $5,000 and $7,700.

“You can compare this to your own Black Friday special offers on African lion hunts. We have a limited number of packages available for this incredible offer.”

Prices listed on site vary depending on the size of the lion, but range from $14,750 for a ‘category 1’ animal through to $29,750 to a ‘category 4’, with rates for larger beasts available only on request.

Credit: Mkulu African Hunting Safaris
Credit: Mkulu African Hunting Safaris

Included in the price of each hunt is the services of a professional hunter, services of a skinner/tracker, trophy fees of specified trophy animals, field preparation of any hunting trophies, delivery of your trophies to Mkulu African Hunting Safaris‘ preferred taxidermist, accommodation, all land transport, laundry at the hunting lodges, bottled water, soft drinks, meals and alcoholic beverages ‘in moderation’.

While such hunts don’t come cheap, wildlife experts are warning that BOGOF offers could make the controversial pursuit more affordable.

A 'category 4' lion. Credit: Mkulu African Hunting Safaris
A ‘category 4’ lion. Credit: Mkulu African Hunting Safaris

Eduardo Goncalves, of the Campaign to Ban Trophy Hunting, told The Mirror: “Business is booming for the trophy industry.

“Before, it was just the landed gentry and army colonels who went on hunting safaris.

“Today, it’s gas engineers, utility company customer service managers, NHS suppliers, internet provider supervisors and even pensioners jetting off to kill wild animals for fun.

“Last-minute deals and cancellation offers mean some hunters are shopping around for bargains. It’s like Black Friday but for the animals every day is a black day.

“We’re facing an extinction crisis, yet we’re allowing more and more hunters to shoot rare and endangered animals.”

A 'category 1' lion. Credit: Mkulu African Hunting Safaris
A ‘category 1’ lion. Credit: Mkulu African Hunting Safaris

According to The Mirror, there is also a similar package at another South African hunting lodge, Rance River Reserve, which advertises cheap offers for adding more hunters – or animals – to the trip.

The advert reads: “Five day, 7 animals, 4 hunters £1,499; 2 hunters £1,799.

“Choose 7 between: Black wildebeest, Bontebok, Impala (f), Impala (m) Jackal, Kudu (f under 53″), Warthog, Baboon, Vervet Monkey. Add a Zebra for £350.”

Via Ladbible

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