It's okay, China will step in with 'rescue packages'. (To be paid for in Pangolins, Lion bones and bits of Rhino, of course)There was an article this morning on the BBC
Not known for accuracy and lack of bias it actually was a reasonable article on the effects of this crisis on poaching
According to the article poaching is going through the roof whilst a catastrophic loss of income affects the reserves' ability to provide protection
If travel becomes more expensive in the future, what effect might that have on the tourist dollar for those reserves that rely on huge footfall to bring in income?
As I have said before trophy hunting will just be the beginning these people want to ban the hunting and shooting of all animals.Trophy hunting is just the vehicle they are using to try and achieve this. Any memento taken from a hunt could be deemed as a trophy.I think if one were to ban "trophy" hunting, the way to do it so as not to adversely impact protections for wildlife who would otherwise be poached etc. would be to force the nations own government to subsides the shortfall. How would that happen? Well, I notice that a lot of the countries where "trophy" hunting exists are also countries who receive state aide from us. We pay around £14 billion in state aid, with Africa receiving around 50% of that. By putting contractual obligations as to where it will be spent may help, or make a proportion of their funding contingent on achieving a criteria.
I often hear about ban this, ban that..but never any thought about the stakeholders impacted etc.
Also, it brings into question what constitutes as a "Trophy Hunt".
Roe buck cull £70 based on a 4 pointer, additional points are £20 each. I shoot a 6 pointer. Is that a trophy?
You cant ban something that hasn't been defined.
You are right this needs to be fought for as a collective.If they win and it’s quiet likely they could not only will we never get it back but it will be the thin edge of the wedge for shooting as a whole.Has't BASC also got a QC on there books ! , I wonder if they will spend the same amount as anti's will and fight fire with fire ? just saying or maybe all the orgs should stop bun fighting and join as one for a change ?????
Many a true word spoken in jest, I have no doubt whatsoever that the Chinese will see an opportunity to secure a good supply of animal parts for their traditional medicines and of course it will be difficult to persuade any African officials to bend the rulesIt's okay, China will step in with 'rescue packages'. (To be paid for in Pangolins, Lion bones and bits of Rhino, of course)
Why would they? Pheasant shooting doesn’t really fit the description of trophy huntingHas't BASC also got a QC on there books ! , I wonder if they will spend the same amount as anti's will and fight fire with fire ? just saying or maybe all the orgs should stop bun fighting and join as one for a change ?????