Animal Rightists are Opposed to People Owning Pets

Animal rightists are even opposed to people owning pets – like dogs and cats and budgies. Yet human healthcare experts recognise the fact that the love elderly people give to pets, and the love they receive back from their pets, have a therapeutic effect on their health, happiness and mental contentment.

They call themselves vegans and insist that human societies should obtain ALL their nutritional needs through the consumption of plant foods ALONE. They state that man should refrain from eating any kind of animal protein.

Some bizarre statements have been made by the most fanatical of animal rights advocates. One of these, in trying to equate mankind with this animal friends, claims that “a child is a rat is a dog” – meaning they are all equal.

There are different levels of individual commitment to the animal rights cause, but they all have one thing in common. They ALL say man has NO right to use animals for his own benefit and they claim animals have an equal right to life-and liberty as has man.

Extract from the book Managing our Wildlife Heritage by Ron Thomson

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Ron Thomson

I am NOT a ‘trophy hunter’ - and never have been. I am not involved in the trophy hunting safari business. I am also not a game rancher. But I have ‘administratively controlled’ professional hunters and safari outfitters in my capacity as a government game warden. I am an 80 year old ex-game warden with 60 years of continuous experience in hands-on wildlife management, and national park management, in Africa (1959 to 2019). In breakdown, I have 24 years experience in the management of national parks in Rhodesia/Zimbabwe - and in the management of the wild animal populations that lived inside those national parks; one year as the Chief Nature Conservation of the Ciskei in South Africa; three years as Director of the Bophuthatswana National Parks Board in South Africa; and I worked for three years as a professional hunter in the South African Great Karoo (taking foreign hunters on quests for plains game trophies). I discovered, however, that professional hunting was not my forte. I worked as an investigative wildlife journalist for 30 years in South Africa. I have written fifteen books and hundreds of magazine articles on the subject of wildlife management and big game hunting in Africa. Five of my books are university-level text books on wildlife management. I am a university-trained ecologist; was a member of the Institute of Biology (London) for 20 years; and was a registered chartered biologist for the European Union for 20 years. I have VAST experience in the “management hunting” of elephants, buffaloes, lions, leopards and hippos (as part of my official national park work in the control of problem animals); and I pioneered the capture of black rhino in Zimbabwe’s Zambezi Valley (1964 - 1970). My university thesis was entitled: “The Factors Affecting the Survival and Distribution of Black Rhinos in Rhodesia”. Look at my personal website if you want any further details about my experience: www.ronthomsonshuntingbooks.co.za.

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