The topic of trophy hunting is highly contested, divisive and emotive issue within conservation. Some conservationists claim that well managed trophy hunting can be of value to wildlife conservation through bringing much needed economic capital to countries which can be reinvested in ecosystem conservation and facilitate the valuation of wildlife by local communities / sustainable development. Other conservationists argue that trophy hunting cannot be justified on moral / ethical grounds due to the suffering caused to animals, that it has ecological and evolutionary consequences through the removal of "good genes" , that it is elitist and a legacy of colonialism and that it can be linked to poaching. I thought I would do little social experiment here on zoochat with this poll in which zoochatters can vote for their stance on this subject. So what will your vote on the issue of trophy hunting be ? Please also feel free to write comments regarding the rationale behind why you made the choice.