‘Trophy’ film tackles African hunting and conservation

March 15, 2017 By Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) – The new documentary “Trophy” opens in a sprawling corner of South Africa run by John Hume, who is praised by some as protecting the continent’s rhinos from extinction and vilified by others for trying to turn the animals into cash spinners. “Trophy,” shown this week at the South by Southwest film festival in Austin, examines how efforts to commercialize wild animals and encourage big-game hunting in Africa can generate funds for conservation, while also arousing criticism. “We want the viewer…

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