Ban hunting: The population of lions has dropped from about 350,000 to an estimated 25,000 during a fifteen-year-span. Lion hunts in South Africa garners more than 90 million dollars a year. Between September 2006-September 2007, 16,394 foreign hunters (more than half of whom fly from the U.S.) killed 46,000+ animals. Trophy hunting is worth $91.2 million a year and foreign tourists sometimes pay up to $40,000 to shoot a lion. The government supports hunting because of this revenue and the provincial governments sell permits to kill rhinoceroses, lions, elephants, and giraffes. 1,050 lions were killed in 2008.
All asian cultures consume red meat now, though still significantly less that western countries per capita. Decades or hundreds of years ago this was absolutely not the case. Do you argue that those civilizations had "lower IQs" than their European counterparts who did consume meat?
"Unfortunately you are unlikely to find scientific studies for that, due to obvious reasons." Are those obvious reasons that such scientific studies do not exist?
We still skin creatures and bind books in their skin today – just not usually humans'. It’s pretty barbaric.
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