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Brian
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Re: First and foremost
In reply to Marcamera, 8 months ago

Marcamera wrote:

Brian wrote:

Marcamera 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? 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.

That type of behaviour, trophy hunting is not that much different from a similar scenario:

In states where death penalty is still performed, they could sell "killing rights" to those willing to pay, with rights to post pictures of the executed inmate.

You would pay to push the button, pull the trigger, release the gallows trap, or whatever.

Big deal, they have been sentenced, so whoever executes them does not matter. Right?

Rgds

Unfortunately with humans taking over the wilderness areas, this is what is happening. The more dangerous animals are being condemned. The Canadians did it to the wolf. africans do it to the lions. When humans move in the lions gotta go. What is your solution?

First and foremost, stop making controlled population growth of wild animals an entertainment to those who can afford it and doing it out of vanity.

Rgds

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Brian

How would you rather have it done?  If it needs to be done, I rather have someone pay to do it than to pay someone to do it.   Preferably you do better land management so you don't have to in the first place.

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