(ANIMAL CONSERVATION) The Lone Star state of Texas ain’t so lonely as it is unexpectedly home to roughly 125 exotic wildlife species. 60 Minutes‘ correspondent Lara Logan traveled to Texas ranches that house various endangered species, such as the Scimitar Horned Oryx, Addax and Dama Gazelle. The land owners, which have successfully increased the numbers of their animals, have conflicting interests. Outside hunters have the ability to pay a hefty price tag to hunt a small fraction of these game. Ranchers claim this monetary support helps sustain their efforts to conserve and repopulate endangered species. Animal rights representatives challenge this view and argue the killing of animals does not equate to any sort of species preservation. Refer to the full episode of Big Game Hunting aired on CBS to hear the whole story. — Global Animal

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