Episode 54 – Trophy Hunting, Hunting, Hunters, Trophies and Antis with Dr. Nikolaj Bichel

Sep 15, 2021Podcast

Episode 54 – Trophy Hunting, Hunting, Hunters, Trophies and Antis with Dr. Nikolaj Bichel

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In this episode Mark and Curtis are joined by Dr. Nikolaj Bichel. Nikolaj completed a PhD thesis on trophy hunting, hunting, hunters, and anti hunters. Nikolaj explains his definitions of trophy hunting and trophy and where those concepts originated. As well, he explains the difference between utilizing animal parts and displaying animal parts, collectors versus non-collectors. Nikolaj talks about the history of hunting as training for war and as a war tactic, and he covers trophy scoring, the benefits, and consequences of trophy records, how anthropomorphism facilitates anti-hunting, the moral issues of trophy hunting including deontology, consequentialism, virtue ethics and the worst-motive fallacy. Other topics covered include trophies as a type of currency, trophies as proof of rightful land ownership, hunting and revolutions, and what anti-trophy hunters really hate more than the death of a wild animal. Nikolaj explains how far hunting trophies go back in human history and how old oldest known Euro mount is.

Show Notes

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