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Old 01-16-2014, 10:22 PM
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Black Rhino

Interesting article about the whole black rhino craziness going on. 350,000 reasons to kill a black rhino | Daily Maverick
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Old 01-16-2014, 11:42 PM
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People in Southern Africa have been fighting this BS for decades now. Not least of all with the elephant which are in no danger of extinction and which HAVE to be culled annually lest they ruin their habitat through over grazing and population expansion. But as stated in the article, the anti hunters are more interested in depriving people of hunting opportunity than any concern over the animals themselves.
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Old 01-17-2014, 12:07 AM
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How can you argue with the last paragraph.

"This animal would have had to be culled anyway, and the revenue from the hunt is explicitly earmarked for anti-poaching and conservation efforts. But even if neither of these were true, and the profit went straight into a greedy rancher’s back pocket, the price paid for a trophy hunt is a splendid incentive to sustain healthy populations of rare and endangered animals. Especially when hunting bans, nationalisation, emotional appeals and most other tricks we’ve tried have failed to save endangered species "
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Old 01-17-2014, 06:01 PM
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Every year, the national parks have to BURN their ivory, so that their people are not endangered by the potential of armed raids to steal it, so that it can be sold on the black market to china.

Lets not forget that the same people behind the prohibition of legal use of these animal products, are the same ones that want guns, ammo and hunting banned everywhere. Its the same denial of reality that no law can control or "regulate" any commodity that is in the hands of career criminals.
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Old 01-23-2014, 05:20 PM
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Every year animals of whats considered the "Big 5" in Africa are killed....mainly for the bragging right of "mines bigger than yours" sort of thing. Just have them pull them out and measure them and that will tell the real story.

Of course some of the idiotic overthrows of the politics there gets some but its mainly caused by people incursion...killing the grasslands and the forests to do what with....raise cattle?...geeze. Like "we" need more cows on earth!

The old BS line that animals need to be culled before they eat themselves out of house and hoe is 100% true...and why?...because PEOPLE have crowded the animals down into about 10% of the area they used to have to live on. Dont cull the animals...cull the people for gods sake. Show me one single thing that has been created or vastly improved in the area south of the Sahara to the northern tip of South America......Nothing...NOTHING EVER....so why do we promote people to live there and kill off wildlife?

There is no good reason other that to line the pockets of dammed few with $$$
Its just a dammed shame is all
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Old 01-23-2014, 05:23 PM
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Every year, the national parks have to BURN their ivory, so that their people are not endangered by the potential of armed raids to steal it, so that it can be sold on the black market to china.
They burn it all because the governments DONE WANT to spend the $$ to keep it safe and to release small amounts to ivory carvers...its not that they cant....but its because they wont!
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Old 01-23-2014, 06:17 PM
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Since when is it sustainable to continuously expand national and provincial game reserves by buying up surrounding private land at market value and then installing infrastructure (game fencing) and increasing resources to manage it ? Where must the cash come from ?

Your ignorance of the incredible job that has been done on conservation in sub Saharan Africa (commonly known to be the finest example in the world) just reveals how shallow your knowledge on the topic is.

Why don't you start a voluntary euthanasia group, get congress to make it legal and plan your own extermination as soon as possible. It sounds like you hate people, after all...

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its mainly caused by people incursion...killing the grasslands and the forests to do what with....raise cattle?...geeze. Like "we" need more cows on earth!

The old BS line that animals need to be culled before they eat themselves out of house and hoe is 100% true...and why?...because PEOPLE have crowded the animals down into about 10% of the area they used to have to live on. Dont cull the animals...cull the people for gods sake. Show me one single thing that has been created or vastly improved in the area south of the Sahara to the northern tip of South America......Nothing...NOTHING EVER....so why do we promote people to live there and kill off wildlife?

There is no good reason other that to line the pockets of dammed few with $$$
Its just a dammed shame is all
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