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The seven sins of hunting tourism

Tickle, Lara; von Essen, Erica


In a review of situational pressures on tourists, we identify seven sins or risk zones that induce moral disengagement and allow for behaviour that would be considered unethical by the same people when not on holiday. The context of hunting tourism reveals the following sins act cumulatively on the hunting tourist "The Pay Effect", "The Tourist Bubble", "Last Chance Tourism", "The Bucket List", "When in Rome", "The False Display", and "The Saviour". Identifying these sins and the way hunting tourists draw from them to neutralize eco-guilt are argued to be a first step on the call to set standards and practices within consumptive wildlife tourism consistent with the Precautionary Principle in tourism planning.


Hunting; Ethics; Wildlife; Precautionary principle; Eco-guilt; Trophy

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Annals of Tourism Research
2020, Volume: 84, article number: 102996

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      Economic Geography
      Fish and Wildlife Management

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