As usual man’s greed is getting in the way. Watch out all ellies now that the Chinese supposedly, will be banning ivory trade in 2018. Every elephant no matter how small will be in jeopardy, as now the scramble will be on to get as much ivory as soon as possible, as it will become even more of a commodity to them all in their devious ways. In fact I think we have signed an earlier demise of a magnificent animal throughout Africa. Soon it will only be in zoos.. Shame on you world for your greed ..God is watching.
Until not long ago the Catholic church was one of the largest buyers of ivory
Another big tusker gone. Yet we hear that Timbavati Game Reserve have applied (and been approved) to hunt a tusker on their reserve – supposedly “to aid conservation”. How can this be allowed?
I do not believe a trophy hunter would put a trophy ahead of the overall welfare of the game. Who will replace the hundreds of millions of dollars that trophy hunters spend on game conservation and anti poaching projects. Let’s tell the world about the bush wars that ivory is funding for weapons. Also the bush meat eaten daily by the bush war soldiers.
Of course “a trophy hunter would put a trophy ahead of the overall welfare” – It happens all the time! Cecil the Lion was in his prime..taken out. Trophy hunters are NOT going to bag the weak and sickly?? They want the magnificent and powerful for the walls.
Tintin Catch up on Cecil , it was all debunked after the histeria . There was massive investigation by Zim Wildlife Department. Cecil was not baited, Cecil was outside the Hwange National Park . The safari operator was not charged for any game violations . Cecil was in a GMA where hunting was and is still permitted .
Presumably he was not tagged research specimen either, nor did the hunter botch the job and cause unnecessary suffering. I had not realised that hunter was such a hero.
To obtain the truth, view the talk of Brent Stapelkamp who was monitoring Cecil: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zf9tSO3afI4
Thank you for this video. The Truth should be known.
This is not true, watch the video. Cecil was baited and he had a pride. So probably his off spring were killed by the new lion who took over his pride. Trophy hunters are killing the top animals and the gene pool will get weaker. They don-t kill the weak or sick animals, which predators do. Zim Wildlife Department!!! Used to be good, now it it politics and it is Zanu PF who pulls the strings.
I am fully caught up thank you. View the video from Dex Kotze below – the disgraceful truth. You however missed my point as there is no debate on what happened to Cecil. My point being that NO hunter goes after the weak of the species – their trophy is the strongest and most powerful, or it is no trophy to them.
Not all professional hunters not engage in the wanton destruction of the environment. Many of them go head two head, fighting poachers and protecting wildlife. Some have been killed in the line of duty. Many double as game rangers. Many of them take more photographs than they go on hunts. Let’s stop stereotyping. There are good hunters and there are terrible ones who don’t care about the environment. The one thing we can agree on is that poachers are the true enemy of wildlife. While emotion can be a good thing, too much can lead to the death of reason.
I have always thought that self interest leads to the ‘death of reason’.
You just proved Kirk’s point.
Really? One interpretation I guess.
I me joy to love deputydog in my heart but she doesn’t know she can do what it says. You should know that mopping will not make a deputydog!
People who hunt animals as trophies show a disrespect for life! If you do not need it for food, leave it alone. If it is not threatening your life, leave it alone. If you use an animal for food, be reasonable and considerate in the way you hunt. Don’t behave like the GREEDY, MONEY HUNGRY creeps seeking to make a profit. Can your money buy the ingredients and know-how to bring back extinct creatures? Which is more beautiful? A dead beast that was once majestic in its lifetime, the tusks of a magnificent elephant, or the living animal itself? Arrogance, Greed, and deliberate self-deception are the problems with many people who do not seem to see nor want to see the true issue here. Make as many videos as you can. That might be all that’s left in the years to come if people keep finding ways to justify foolishness!