Rich families from Great Britain are reportedly paying a lot of money in order to kill zebras, kangaroos, and antelopes on family breaks as they visit the United States of America.
Hunters are flying out to Southern Texas to hunt them with rifles, machine guns, arrows, and bows.
It is believed that the families are paying up to £25,000 to kill antelopes, zebras and kangaroos on family holidays.
Staff at Ox Ranch, an 18,000 place, told the Daily Star that dozens of British hunters and their families visit the estate to kill the animals.
Sonia, a ranch worker, told the Daily Star:
Many come along and bring their children – we offer activities for the whole family.
Customers are allowed to kill up to 60 different species that roam the site, which is around 50 miles away from the border with Mexico.
One of the most expensive targets in the ranch is the African Bongo Antelope, which is priced at £25,000 per animal.
Others include the Himalayan tahr, a type of goat with a bushy mane and you can kill it for £5,500, another is the sitatunga antelope, £8,700, and the last one is the wildebeest, which will cost you £11,000.
The ranch also has a gallery that shows heartless hunters posing with their kills.
In some, their kids are also with them.
On the official website of the ranch, they said:
Ox Ranch has the zebra hunt you have been dreaming of! Humans have attempted and failed countless times throughout history to domesticate zebras. Their wild and untamable nature are the very traits that create such a rewarding and challenging hunt. You may hunt our trophy zebra using any method you prefer, including spot and stalk, bow hunting, rifle hunting, pistol hunting, safari-style, or from a blind. All of our zebra hunts are a fair chase on over 18,000 acres of Texas hill country.
The website of the ranch says hunters that harm animals are going to be paying the same price as the one that kill animals.
Brett Oxley, a 38-year-old, is the owner of the Ox Ranch.
He is a college dropout who bought it after selling an online hosting company.
He himself is a hunter.
Brett is known to brag about killing an aoudad sheep from 937 yards with one shot.
Talking about hunting, Brett said:
It’s easy for people to call hunting evil, especially when they are ill-informed and don’t have to provide a viable alternative. We have hundreds of anti-hunters out a year, and very few if any leave with the notion that what we are doing is evil.
Not everyone agrees with Brett and that includes us.
Hunting is never right, and it never will be.