Surprised no one has posted this before..

Started Nov 17, 2013 | Discussions thread
Brian
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Re: Surprised no one has posted this before..
In reply to JamesMortimer, Nov 17, 2013

JamesMortimer wrote:

Brian wrote:

So I am pretty neutral on this type of killing. The lion isn't about to go extinct any time. I am more concerned about the habitat being reduced. there are plenty of them where the antelope play. Realistically game management is an important part of maintaining balance in that region. Keeping the number of lions in check means that they are less likely to rely on humans for their sustenance.

There are tens of thousands of hunters that go to southern Africa for the hunt. Why is she getting singled out?

Because she made such a sing and dance of this killing - posting these foul photos on blogs and such, hosting her excremental "huntress" TV show, and so on.

If there needs to be a hunt of some sort - let one group of hunters hunt anther group - human against human, to the death, in some disused ruined townscape.

Win-win... they have hunts, We get these scum removed from humanity!

I love how an online petition was started and got 13,000 signatures. I bet that there weren't more than a 100 of those signatures from South Africa.

As long as they aren't going for endangered animals, I figure the animal population specialists in that part of the world know far more about that subject than I.

I'll paraphrase the words from the end of Jurassic Park (1 or 2 ??)

We don't need to "manage" plants and animals - we need to leave them the hell alone.
The only control we need is the removal of something attacking a village or whatever.

Just leave them to roam and hunt antelope or whatever as they wish. Stop poaching them, stop hunting them, just stop "humanising" them!

except that is a complete fallacy.  We do need to manage them.  Herd animals do not have the ability to regulate their populations.  When the natural regulators (lions, wolves, etc) are removed, man  then has to take on that responsibility.

When land for herd animals is removed, natural regulators in turn have to be reduced so as to keep them out of the village.  Maybe you would like wolves and bears reintroduced to the place where you live.  I am sure they existed there at one time.

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