In Zimbabwe, We Don’t Cry For Lions by Goodwell Nzou provides an argument for trophy hunting, in defense of the dentist who killed Cecil The Lion. 5 Reasons Why Trophy Hunting Is Not Conservation by Alexis Crosswell gives an argument against trophy hunting, contrary to Goodwell’s piece. Both articles provide a unique and valuable perspective on the topic. One article, however, provides a better argument than the other for trophy hunting. The article that has a better argument is 5 Reasons Why Trophy Hunting Is Not Conservation because it talks more about actual trophy hunting, is based on scientific fact rather than being an opinion piece, and provides an unbiased perspective.
Alexis Crosswell makes a better argument against trophy hunting…show more content… 5 Reasons Why Trophy Hunting Is Not Conservation is also an opinion piece, but uses scientific and reliable sources to further prove its claim. While the first article provides a valuable perspective on the way we think about hunting, it only provides a personal opinion. This personal opinion is from someone who lived in Zimbabwe and experienced what good hunting can do, but he does not have the knowledge of what trophy hunting can do to the economy and environment. In Zimbabwe, We Don’t Cry For Lions is more about the western perspective on the sympathy towards lions, but does not state whether trophy hunting is a scientifically proven positive industry. 5 Reasons Why Trophy Hunting Is Not Conservation provides scientific evidence as to why trophy hunting is not sustainable. Goodwell Nzou says “don’t offer me condolences about [Cecil The Lion] unless you’re also willing to offer me condolences for villagers killed or left hungry by his bretheren.” This is the basis of his argument. He feels people who are defending hunting don’t understand what it’s like to live amongst lions. Alexis Crosswell provides scientific evidence to prove that killing a male lion like Cecil can cause more deaths, as the back will be attacked by other male lions, and therefore trophy hunting is not sustainable. Nzou provides a valuable