I Like it When a Plan Comes Together

Open letter. Hello Andre and Hello to everybody else – Halleluiah After reading one of my recent dissertations condemning Zimbabwe’s Eduard Rodrigues, and all his despicable animal rightist friends, for telling so many lies about Cecil the Lion and his demise, John Jackson III, of Conservation Force in the USA, wrote a letter in which …

THE BIG LIE Chapter 2 – The Killing of Cecil

ON THE NIGHT OF 1 JULY 2015, Cecil, all alone, returned to an elephant-meat bait on a game ranch called Antoinette that was located just outside the boundary of Hwange National Park. He had fed on the same bait the night before. Antoinette was owned by a Zimbabwean citizen called Honest Ndhlovu. There that night, …

THE BIG LIE The Story of CECIL THE LION by Ron Thomson Chapter 1

1. Preamble NEVER IN THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD have so many people in so many different countries become so equally besotted by the reported killing of a single wild animal. In this case, by the death of, by all accounts, a truly magnificent Zimbabwean male lion called Cecil! But everybody, it seems, wanted their …

Western Celebration of African Poverty

Get yourself a copy of the book today! The former UN Convention on International Trade In Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) Secretary-General (1982-1990) and Switzerland-based IWMC-World Conservation Trust President, Mr Eugene Lapointe, endorses the book in his foreword, “Western Celebration of African Poverty has something for everyone who cares about wildlife, wild …

The TGA Salutes Jamie Oliver…

Great cook, famous author and well-known TV personality. He is one of us! _____________________________________ My attention was recently drawn to a chapter entitled MEAT in a book called “Jamie’s Italy” written, of course, by Jamie Oliver – world-renowned cook, author and TV personality. I couldn’t for the life of me understand why someone had given …

Managing our Wildlife Heritage

This inexpensive little book was written as a ‘handbook for nature lovers’ at the behest of South Africa’s three main hunter associations.  It explains the principles and practices of wildlife management (‘conservation’) in simple to understand layman’s language.  It should be an obligatory acquisition for every nature-loving hunter’s bookshelf – worldwide. Non-hunting nature-lovers would also …

Elephant ‘Conservation’ – The Facts & The Fiction

This book simply had to be written! Its subject has been the author’s all consuming passion for as long as he can remember – thus he has a deep and pragmatic understanding of the problems and/or issues concerning the management of Africa’s elephants and its national parks. ELEPHANT ‘CONSERVATION covers a multitude of topics. Not only …