PRESENTATION FOCUSES ON PROBLEMS OF TROPHY HUNTING

The Casper College Honors Program is sponsoring a presentation on trophy game hunting entitled: “The Trouble with Trophy Hunting: Leopold, Pinchot and the Ethics of Buffalo Hunting in the 21st Century,” by Alex Simon, Ph.D. The free presentation will take place on Thursday, Dec. 1 at 7 p.m.

“(Aldo) Leopold (noted that) the motives of the hunter who slaughters for pleasure and the trophy hunter are not significantly different. The primary motive of the former is the satisfaction they derive from killing; whereas, the latter kills in order to display the body parts of the slain animal as tangible evidence of their hunting skills,” Simon wrote in his essay “Leopold, Pinchot, Marx, and the Ethics of Buffalo Hunting.”

Following his employment as a faculty member at Casper College in 2002, Simon worked as a professor in Alaska and is currently a professor of sociology at Utah Valley State University.

A question and answer session will follow the free presentation, which will be held in the Wheeler Auditorium, Room 103, located in the Wold Physical Science Center on the Casper College campus.

Lisa S. Icenogle
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