Ricky Gervais Nails Everything That's Wrong With Trophy Hunters
You may know Ricky Gervais from such global hits as the Office, Extras and his world famous podcasts but right now he’s making headlines as an animal rights activist.
Taking to Twitter, Gervais has been hitting back at trophy hunters who have been posting pictures of them posing with their latest kills.
Trophy Hunters pay thousands to be able to hunt species’ such as Giraffes and White Rhinos which, although controlled, still result in the decrease in numbers of these animals.
The Giraffe Conservation Foundation announced that in 1999, the population was more than 140,000, but has since dropped to fewer than 80,000 due to poaching, loss of habitat and growing human population.
Ricky Gervais has been an advocate of animal rights for all species ranging from savannah dwellers to house pets and once tweeted:
“If you don’t have empathy with animals, you don’t have empathy.”
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