"This was overturned by a vote from the floor ( All members and hunting outfitters ) to the current 7 days release and 1000ha." I hope this is understood by some of the erstwhile lion "hunters" in North America. Whatever this is, it has nothing to do with hunting, and there is no way the best public relations consultant at SCI could spin it to an already skeptical non-hunting public. This practice can indeed only have an adverse impact across our sport. What is particularly disturbing to me, is that this practice only exists because of demand. Regardless of what PHASA does, hunters could bring this nonsense to a halt quickly by voting with their dollars. Regrettably, both of my hunting organizations (SCI and DSC) are essentially encouraging the practice. Here too, it is a very small minority of our membership supporting this specialized industry; a small group more concerned about killing a lion for their collection than the ethical conduct of the hunt. In this age of instant information, our adversaries, both here and in Africa, will only gain ever more solid traction against our sport in general with a lot more Botswana's on the near horizon. That will affect not only the lion collector, but also the family saving for a lifetime for a PG hunt.