People don’t realize the significance and benefits of trophy hunting.•It’s a conservation tool•The income it brings to the locality is significant. $50,000 is not unheard of per hunt.•The meat goes to feed the local community. You cannot bring the meat home.•It is illegal to hunt endangered species. That is poaching.•Lions and other big cats claim the lives of local people constantly. They cheer when these cats are culled from the area.•Cape Buffalo is also known as “Black Death” for a reason.•Elephants and Giraffes strip the land of edible food and starve.The list of benefits goes on. Think logically and not just with your heart.