The despicable practice of trophy hunting has unique social practices that sanitise the language and images of animals killed for sport.
Ulrich Seidl, the director of “Safari,” a film that documents trophy hunting, says the language used by trophy hunters:
“‘create[s] this certain emotional distance between the act of hunting and the animals.’ ‘Piece’ becomes a byword for animal; ‘sweat’ for blood. Blood, Seidl says, is of particular significance: ‘They remove the blood from the photos so no one can see … It’s an indication for me that blood is very much a taboo in our society.'”