The Trojan Horse in our Midst

The right honorable Mrs Barbara Creecy,  Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment, made it known during the proceedings of the recent High Level Panel of Experts (HLP), that her decisions re the HLP debates, would be based upon the expectations of her “constituents” – without stating who she considered her  “constituents” to be.   In …

The Reason Why the Raindrop is so Important in Elephant Management

When a game reserve is carrying too many elephants, however, the elephants smash the trees to the ground; they rip up the roots; and they eat every palatable source of food that they can find during the hot dry season – and the ground is left bare and unprotected from the ravishes of the trillions …

Denying a Person the Right to Earn a Living is Immoral

To those who wish to ban or curtail hunting and import of hunting trophies while they earn their salaries. Denying a person the right to earn a living is immoral Sustainable sale of rhino horn and lion products, in fact, any privately bred wildlife products, which doesn’t impinge on the sustainability of any species is …

Common Sense in Conservation (3)

The A/R’s wildlife management philosophy, worldwide, is anti-market-hunting.   This is a wildlife culture that evolved in the United States hand-in-hand with the idea that it is immoral to ‘make money’ out of wild animals.   The Americans took this concept one step further by making it illegal (in the United States) to ‘make money …

Common Sense in Conservation (2)

What is an Animal Rightist (A/R)? An A/R is a person that strives to ABOLISH all animal ’uses’ by man (both domestic and wild); and who believes that mankind can and should subsist on a vegetable diet alone. They are silent, however, about the massive land use alterations that would be necessary to feed the …

Common Sense in Conservation (I)

In recent years there has been an ever greater onslaught by First World animal rightists (A/Rs), to thwart the application of essential science-based wildlife management practices in Africa. What is more worrying is the fact that Western governments have been complicit insofar they have used these animal rightist attacks for their own political gain; and …