It’s kind of interesting that Rex moved to bring the issue to discussion. Usually he complains about proposals which don’t have clear local significance. Is anybody wanting to trophy hunt elephants and giraffes in Humboldt County? That’s the kind of question he would ask.
Mind you, I have no objection to taking up state, national, and global issues in local political deliberations. But I find the inconsistency interesting.
The Times Standard has the story.Β  I’m not clear from the article as to whether there was actually a vote.
As to whether trophy hunting is actually good for conservation, it’s a bit complicated.Β  Here’s a fairly balanced article about its impacts on elephants in particular.
Elephants play in Amboseli National park