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  1. Rebecca Francis

    Rebecca Francis Defends ‘Moral’ Hunting

    Walter Palmer’s got nothing on this big-game stalker. Before the Minnesota dentist killed Cecil the lion, Francis was on the front lines of unambiguously legal hunting of Africa’s iconic beasts. While slamming Palmer’s poaching practice, the 41-year-old — famously targeted by comedian Ricky Gervais for killing a giraffe — said well-regulated and fair-chase hunting plays a major role in rehabilitating a number of threatened and endangered species. The question is whether the public can stomach even ethical approaches to big-game jaunts in the age of Cecil.

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