I've found that there are some animals that cause controversy when hunted due to purely emotional issues and the lack of education about the species. Here are the ones I find cause the most strife. 1. Elephant 2. Wolf 3. Zebra 4. Giraffe Here are some basic facts about each species mentioned. I'd like your take on them as well. 1. Elephant, usually folks who are anti elephant hunting have the false belief that elephants are on the brink of extinction. While that is true in certain regions non of those places allow the hunting of elephants. And in fact elephants in most of Southern Africa are quite the opposite. They are in fact beyond healthy in numbers and badly over populated in many areas. Sport hunting of elephants brings in vital funds that are needed to maintain their habitat. Without sport hunting elephants suffer greatly as all of the countries who have banned sport hunting have found out. 2. Wolves, create an emotional reaction that I find very curious. People will gladly smack any and all of their smaller cousins the coyote but get all mushy and sentimental over the wolf. There are many places where wolves need to be hunted for conservation reasons. Why is it that the coyote is considered an enemy but the wolf is the untouchable version thereof? 3. Zebra, are you kidding me? Nope I've caught plenty of flack right here in THR for posting pictures of zebra I've killed. Folks have a warm mushy spot for the pajama donkey for some reason. I think it's that they remind folks of horses and there have been so many cute animated versions of them on cartoons. Keep in mind that the Zebra was pretty much put on this planet to provide food for apex predators as far as a can tell. I can't tell you how many times I've been invited to various farms in South Africa to come and help cull of extra zebra. Just like horses to many zebra are not a good thing for the surrounding land. Zebra can be really challenging to hunt too. 4. Giraffe, hey they appear to be cute gentle critters and they have buttery brown eyes and long eye lashes I agree they are about the most gentle looking critter there is. But then again have any of you ever been around a hand raised deer? Same same they are just as cute and gentle but guys go out and swat them at any chance with no issues what so ever. Why the diff? Most folks who own or manage wildlife bearing property in Africa have a need from time to time to cull out a few of the older bulls. If there is one critter I've been asked to please shoot more than any other while in Africa it's an old giraffe bull also known as a "stink bull". I guess they get to be a PITA when they get old and grumpy. Come on tell the truth is it the buttery brown eyes and long lashes that set your heart strings to strumming?