The raffle advertisement has since been taken off the conservancy's website and replaced with a clarification. "The intended raffle was the sole initiative of a professional hunter who has dedicated his career to conservation and the better understanding of wildlife," the group wrote. "This fundraising initiative had nothing whatsoever to do with the University of Oxford Wildlife Conservation Research Unit (WildCRU) or the Directors of the Bubye Valley Conservancy."
While some people are in favor of trophy hunting as a conservation effort, these arguments don't hold up. The money from trophy hunting is rarely used to help protect wildlife, and hunters often target the strongest animals rather than the weakest.