Why (Mostly) Men Trophy Hunt: a Biocultural Explanation

Werner, Maximilian
Date Written:  2018-11-20
Publisher:  CounterPunch
Year Published:  2018
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX23088

A review of several studies offering insights into the biological basis of human behavior, specifically trophy hunting, and the biologically responsive strategies for changing it.



After finding the current hypotheses for why men trophy hunt (for meat, recreation, population control, among other apparent benefits) incomplete or implausible, ['Why men trophy hunt', a paper by Evolutionary Anthropologists Brian Codding and Kristen Hawkes, and Chris Darimont, a Conservation Scientist at the University of Victoria] offers an evolutionary explanation for what they describe as this “perplexing activity.”

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