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Presenter Lorraine Kelly has criticised an argument which suggests “canned hunting” can help animal...

'Canned hunting' helps conservation? I do not buy that, says Lorraine Kelly

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Presenter Lorraine Kelly has criticised an argument which suggests “canned hunting” can help animal conservation as “rubbish”.

Supporters of canned hunts, a trophy hunt in which an animal is kept in a confined area, have said that for every captive-bred animal hunted, one in the wild is being saved.

But Lorraine does not agree. “I don’t get it. It baffles me,” she told the Press Association.

“You know the example of Cecil the lion and that dentist in America? What was going through his mind to do that? It makes utterly no sense to me. This argument that canned hunting actually helps conservation is rubbish. I do not buy that at all.”

Lorraine added: “I have such respect for local people who live in those areas who hunt poachers. They’re so brave because they’re putting their lives on the line to protect the animals.”

Best known for her ITV morning show Lorraine, animal lover Lorraine will be at the helm for Penguin A&E With Lorraine Kelly.

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