trade in endangered species question

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endangered species trade - a tug of war
To trade or not to trade in endangered species. There are those who believe a total ban on trade will kill demand? I don't think so, but I'm open to persuasion. Elephant poaching is soaring and I don't believe the one off sale 7 years ago is the cause as is claimed by the anti-trade group. Nor do I believe the burning of ivory has any impact on poaching... it just appeases the ignorant privileged Westerners - the funders of much of Kenya's wildlife preservation efforts. What I feel we have to look at, is whether it is better to ... Read More

Hunting in South Africa: Why We Hunt

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hunting in south africa - silhouette of bow hunter at sunset
Hunting in South Africa - Why we HuntIn the light of recent events surrounding the unfortunate killing of Cecil the Lion, and all the comments on Facebook and this blog, I offer the following article which has been up for as long as this website has been around - in the hope that some people who have no understanding of the reasons we hunt, or the reasons we allow hunting to take place on Melorani can at least get a glimpse into the sustainability of hunting in South Africa. It's why we hunt. Please read the entire article before ranting ... Read More

Hunting Lions Controversy versus Hunting for the Truth

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Lion Hunting Controversy - a young lion yawns
Hunting Lions Controversy vs. Hunting for the Truth There is nothing right about what happened to the protected lion that was shot in Zimbabwe. The outfitter and the client should be charged accordingly and answer to their acts. But I have to ask some questions:   What do these outraged westerners in the USA and Europe know about wildlife management in Africa? Why is the whole western world up in arms because a Westerner illegally killed a lion when 100s of lions are illegally killed by Africans with snares, poisons, spears and the like? Are Africans innocent because they are ... Read More