“Conservation” Explained. For the South African politician and nature-lover

“Conservation”, a.k.a. Wildlife Management, is the art and craft of manipulating the principles that govern the processes of nature – to achieve man-designed objectives. There is nothing ‘natural’ about wildlife management. It is man conceived, man designed, man applied, man implemented, man manipulated and man is the principle beneficiary. Why is man the principle beneficiary? …

The Scourge Of Animal Rightsism – Banning Trophy Hunting Will Not Stop the Killing of Wild Animals

THE ANIMAL RIGHTS BRIGADE seem to have bamboozled the whole world into believing that if they succeed in banning trophy hunting they will put a stop to the killing of all wild animals by man. Nothing could be further from the truth. Nothing could be less desirable. Nothing could be worse for wildlife than that. …

Global Warming a.k.a. Climate Change

I am not contesting the fact that global warming a.k.a. climate change may have occurred over the last several decades. I am not an expert on the facts surrounding the earth’s changeable weather patterns. What I question, however, is the accusation that man’s burgeoning industries have been the cause. Having said this, however, I have …

WHITEPAPERWASH

By John Nash On 8 July 2022 The DFFE published its “Consultation on the Draft White Paper on Conservation and Sustainable use”.  It makes an interesting read, especially if you have difficulty sleeping at night and has a number of stated goals, including: On page 5, Goal 2 is “effective biodiversity conservation and sustainable use”.  …

Suggestion: A Media Junket for the Daily Maverick Team of Journalist

Richard Poplack. Editor-at-Large. Daily Maverick. SUGGESTION: A MEDIA JUNKET FOR THE DAILY MAVERICK TEAM OF JOURNALIST Dear Richard, Thank you for responding in such a friendly manner to my several letters of attack against your Newspaper (The Daily Maverick). I note that you are “The Editor-at large”. A bigger ‘gun’ than a mere journalist!  So …

The Daily Maverick is an Animal Extremist’s Mouthpiece

  The Daily Maverick purports to tell “THE TRUTH”, in all things, to the South African public. Well, let me tell you that THAT statement is THE BIGGEST LIE the Daily Maverick has ever told. To tell the truth in a newspaper means you either have to quote science; or you have to accept articles …

Barbara Creecy Opposes South African Wildlife Industry

Consequent upon our Minister of the Environment’s refusal to respond to correspondence and honest criticism of her attitudes – making her silence “DEAFENING” – Hunters and game ranchers are beginning to consider that she  is “Fair Game” whenever she roams “her own and highly selected ” hunting fields in South Africa – seemingly – in …