Trophy Agreement

The tradition of the captain, who haunted the cup for the first time, was «broken» a few times. In 1987, after the Edmonton Oilers beat the Philadelphia Flyers, Wayne Gretzky handed the Cup to Steve Smith, a year after Smith made a costly giraffe that costed the Oilers the chance to win their fourth consecutive Stanley Cup Final. The second came in 1993 after the Montreal Canadiens beat the Los Angeles Kings, Guy Carbonneau gave the Cup to Denis Savard, as Savard was the player that many fans had pushed the Canadiens to return to in 1980. The third was in 2001 with Joe Sakic and Ray Bourque, when the Colorado Avalanche won the Cup in 2001, when the seventh and decisive finals game was Bourque`s last 22-year NHL career, having never been on a Cup winning team until then (until the Avalanche on March 6, 2000, Bourque had only played for the Boston Bruins). When Sakic received the trophy, he did not lift it, but immediately handed it over to Bourque; Sakic was then the second player on the team to lift the trophy. [74] In «trophy hunting» agreements, rich individuals, typically from the world`s North, indigenous peoples such as rulers or landowners, usually in the world`s South, pay to help with southern hunting more rarely – if not directly threatened or threatened – such as lions, polar bears, black rhinos and giraffes as a private contractual agreement. A well-known example is the killing of «Cecil the Lion» in the summer of 2015. American dentist Walter Palmer paid 55,000 $US to Zimbabwean indigenous people for their help. In other cases, hunters have obtained state permission to kill and import a rare animal.

Trophy hunting is said to contribute to the local economy and can help increase money and awareness of species protection. However, serious doubts have arisen as to the effectiveness of trophy hunting on society`s undisputed goal of preserving rare species by trophy hunters. The «shadow subculture,» which is trophy hunting, is one that tries to make it acceptable, under the guise of euphemisms and dubious facts, which is unacceptable to the general public. As such discussions continue, more and more specimens of several rare species are being killed for «sport». As a society, we cannot allow trophy hunting on wild and rare animals to be met with uncertainty about the effects of the practice and the apprehension of the acquisition. According to the precautionary principle of the law, nations must be entitled to be a matter of error on the side of prudence and protect the environment where there are serious scientific doubts about the viability of a given practice. This is the case with trophy hunting. At least until there is reliable evidence that trophy hunting actually contributes to the protection of species, the practice should be prohibited. This agreement is reached between you and Blue Ribbon Trophy/LaserWerks («Blue Ribbon Trophy/LaserWerks» or «we») regarding your use (including access) to websites currently available on and all other sites we own and control that contain a link to this agreement (with all available materials and services, and the successor site (s), «sites» and mobile apps, and all other mobile apps that we own and control that contain a link to this agreement (as well as all available materials and services, and tracking apps, «Apps»). In 2001, Charlotte Grahame, general manager of hockey for the Colorado Avalanche, engraved her name on the trophy.

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