“Goncalves could serve as an encyclopaedia on the depravity and insanity that is unleashed when it comes to killing for leisure.” – The Hill

“Eduardo Goncalves is recognised as the world’s leading authority on the so-called ‘sport’ of trophy hunting.” – Psychology Today


Veteran conservationist and campaigner Eduardo Goncalves spent a year undercover posing as a trophy hunter. He spoke to the bosses of the world’s top hunting operations and to Britain’s leading hunters, and persuaded them to reveal all to him.

The result is a shocking expose of the cruelty, callousness and hard cash that lies at the heart of this colonial-era industry…

“I have done 33 safaris in Africa. I’ve shot very good leopard. I’ve shot lion. I’ve shot very good elephant. I shot a 27-inch Black Rhino”

“My two biggest elephants – 74 and 76 lbs. My two lions would qualify for awards, plus a couple of big leopards”

“There was a pleasing amount of blood. We found intestines caught on the thorns”

Find out who said this, the animals they’ve killed and their sick boasts.




“Mr Goncalves has done the government and the world a service. Trophy hunting is a barbaric practice and a dirty business. (Trophy hunters) do it because they like killing animals. Ministers should get on with ensuring that Britain has no part in the practice.” 

The Times – December 7, 2020

“The trophy hunting industry hates Eduardo Goncalves…”

He’s back.

Award-winning conservationist and campaigner Eduardo Goncalves exposes the shocking kill scores of the world’s top trophy hunters … and the astonishing ‘covert operations’ funded by the industry to stop their sick sport from being banned.

“This is the most explosive book of the year. The shocking scale of the slaughter of animals for ‘sport’ is revealed. The industry’s extraordinary ‘covert ops’ are exposed for all to see.” – Peter Egan

“The hunting industry operates like a drug dealer. It gets hunters hooked with prizes for shooting defenceless animals. It then fuels hunters’ addictions by pushing them to score even more animals. This book lays bare all the industry’s sordid secrets.” – Linda Park, Voice4Lions


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TROPHY HUNTING is putting some of the world’s most vulnerable animals on a FAST-TRACK to EXTINCTION.

That’s the shocking finding of “KILLING GAME: The Extinction Industry”, the brilliant sequel to the explosive best-seller “TROPHY HUNTERS EXPOSED: Inside the Big Game Industry” by award-winning conservationist and writer Eduardo Goncalves.

Launched on the 5th anniversary of the shooting of Cecil the lion, “KILLING GAME: The Extinction Industry” charts the calamitous COLLAPSE in LION POPULATIONS in recent years.

Goncalves reveals INTERNAL INDUSTRY records which show African elephants’ tusks are SHRINKING dramatically – due to the insatiable appetites of trophy hunters and poachers.

In a no-holds-barred foreword, world-famous primatologist JANE GOODALL writes:

“Trophy hunting is leading to the extinction of a number of species. Scientific studies have demonstrated the links between trophy hunting and population declines. Yet exports of hunting trophies continue to increase. For the good of conservation, the days of the ‘great White Hunter’ should be brought to a close.”

“KILLING GAME: The Extinction Industry” reveals the huge numbers of WHITE RHINOS that are being shot by Chinese ‘hunters’ – thanks to a legal ‘loophole’ that lets trophy hunters kill rhinos for horns and other body parts.

POLAR BEARS have been shot for their GENITALIA and GALLS for traditional Chinese medicines. LEOPARDS are being killed in large numbers despite IUCN warnings their numbers are falling. CHEETAH numbers are now down to fewer than 7,000 – yet the EU still lets European hunters bring their trophies in.

“KILLING GAME: The Extinction Industry” unearths dramatic new evidence showing Trophy Hunters have ALREADY shot animals to EXTINCTION.

It exposes some of the most HORRIFIC hunts of threatened species currently on offer – including CANNED TIGER and JAGUAR hunts in South Africa, and KANGAROO and ‘Frankenstein animal’ hunting on private American ranches.

It also explores the surprising links between some wildlife groups and the industry… 

After the furore which followed the shooting of Cecil the lion, the UK government promised it would stop British hunters from bringing back lion trophies – then quietly dropped the pledge. “KILLING GAME: The Extinction Industry” reveals that, thanks to this, hunters from the UK have shot at least another 50 lions…

“KILLING GAME: The Extinction Industry” warns that trophy hunting could help cause the WORLD’S FIRST BIG CAT EXTINCTION since the sabre-tooth tiger died out in pre-historic times.

“Virtually everyone agrees that Trophy Hunting is cruel and immoral,” says author Eduardo Gonçalves“We now have incontrovertible proof of trophy hunting’s devastating impact on wildlife. What more will it take for governments to finally act?”

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An explosive insight into the hidden world of trophy hunting…



“The trophy hunting industry’s ‘conservation’ façade is comprehensively dismantled in this fast-paced, forensic investigation. The case for abolition of this archaic pastime has never been made in such a compelling manner.” – DAILY MIRROR
“Britain should ban the import of animal trophies. The UK is a nation of animal lovers, and should not tolerate their persecution. The idea of killing for fun those animals most at risk of disappearing from the wild in our lifetimes is an abhorrent one.” – THE TIMES
“If this book doesn’t get trophy hunting banned I don’t know what will. This is an incredible investigation that reveals everything the industry would rather you didn’t know.” – JUDI DENCH
“A society which allows sentient creatures to be killed for entertainment has serious questions to answer. ‘Trophy Hunters Exposed’ asks those questions and then answers them in devastating fashion.” PETER EGAN
“If there’s one book to buy about animals this year, this is it. Trophy hunting is legalised animal abuse on an industrial scale. ‘Trophy Hunters Exposed’ tells us why we must abolish it. Now.” – JOANNA LUMLEY


Thousands of animals threatened with extinction are shot by trophy hunters every year. Attempts to protect dwindling lion and elephant populations have been thwarted by hunters. They are now allowed to shoot twice as many critically endangered black rhinos. How has this happened?

‘TROPHY HUNTERS EXPOSED – Inside the Big Game Industry’ is an explosive investigation into the trophy hunting industry, its key players and donors, and how it is stripping endangered animals of the protections they need.

It reveals how a top fundraiser for Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin’s right-hand man, the head of a paramilitary death-squad and a former WWF Director have shot record-breaking lions, elephants, rhinos and leopards.

It exposes the identities of over 500 hunters who have won industry awards for shooting all the ‘African Big Five’; the leading figures in the UK industry including a salesman who helps hunters shoot juvenile lions in enclosures; and the extraordinary kill tallies and trophy collections of hunters around the world.

It also lifts the lid on how household brands – and our taxes – are funding lobbyists, how the Boy Scouts and Salvation Army in the US are helping the industry recruit a new generation of child hunters, how lobbyists are posing as ‘conservation’ groups … and how the industry boasts it ploughs more money into US elections than some of the world’s biggest corporations.

Read how psychologists and criminologists fear trophy hunting could be fuelling violent crime, and how the industry could spark devastating outbreaks of diseases in local communities …

Downton Abbey star Peter Egan on ITV’s “Lorraine” show discussing Trophy Hunters Exposed
“A powerful call to action” – Jeremy Cooper, ex-CEO RSPCA
“A hard-hitting and uncompromising expose” – Prof John Cooper QC
“The handbook for campaigners against Trophy Hunting has arrived” – Carrie LeBlanc, Worldwide Rallies Against Trophy Hunting
“An excellently researched book” – Linda Park, Voice4Lions
“A stunning guide about Trophy Hunting and who lurks behind it” – Mark Randell, Retired Senior Police Detective, UK
“The industry hates Eduardo Gonçalves. Which is perhaps reason enough to own ‘Trophy Hunters Exposed’” – Charlie Moores, The War on Wildlife Project
“Gonçalves has inspired mainstream media outlets to back a ban on trophy hunting imports into the UK.” – The Canary

Eduardo Goncalves is an award-winning campaigner, journalist and conservationist. He has been a consultant to WWF and CEO of a major national animal welfare charity. In 2018, he founded the Campaign to Ban Trophy Hunting, which is today supported by some of the world’s biggest names in music, sport, film and TV. In 2019, the Campaign to Ban Trophy Hunting persuaded the UK government to support a ban on imports of hunting trophies.

Eduardo was awarded the Animal Heroes Award for services to wildlife in 2019. A short film about Eduardo’s work – with endorsements from Kevin Pietersen, Stanley Johnson, Lorraine Kelly, Sir Ranulph Fiennes and Daily Mirror editor Alison Phillips – can be viewed HERE.

Proceeds from the sale of ‘TROPHY HUNTERS EXPOSED – Inside the Big Game Industry’ will be donated to the Campaign to Ban Trophy Hunting
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