Comment on the USFWS Submission

Re – Draft Environmental Assessment and Economic Analysis Revisions of the African Elephant Rule under Section 4(d) of the United States Endangered Species Act (50 CFR 17.40(e)). November 2022. Prepared by: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service International Affairs Program Division of Management Authority This response, from The True Green Alliance (South Africa), is addressed to: …

The Black Rhino Cows’ Horns Stand Between the Species’ Survival and its Extinction

I HAVE JUST READ A NUMBER OF SCIENTIFIC OPINIONS about the safety of cutting off a black rhino’s horns for the purpose of protecting the species from poachers. The authors claim that there were no deleterious effects and that wild populations of black rhinos were unaffected by the dehorning process. The way in which this …

A Public Guidance Publication: The Importance of an Animal’s Four Life-Quarters

The True Green Alliance A Public Guidance Publication Understanding The Principles And Practices Of Wildlife Management One does not become ‘comfortable’ with wildlife management affairs until you have completed Malcolm Gladwell’s proverbial 10 000 hours of service to its study and application. What does that make me, then, after 60 years of total passion and dedication? …

The Case for Trophy Hunting

  The four life-quarter test Hardly a moment goes by these days, without some ridiculous claim being made by an ignorant animal rightist; by some idiotic foreign politician or civil servant; or by some uninformed celebrity ‘do-gooder’, who all berate trophy hunting as being cruel, barbaric and wasteful of valuable genes. Despite having no knowledge …

Public Information bulletin.No.1. (re the Minister’s HLP report)

I am concerned that the Minister – from the very beginning – did not properly define specific practical and/or scientific criteria that would have correctly qualified applicants (or nominees) as being suitable people for membership of the Minister’s High Level Panel of so-called “Experts”.  And I openly question the so-called “expert” label that was attached …

The Endangered Species Fallacy

There is a fundamental flaw in the way that man conceives of wildlife and how it should be managed. And, although we have brought this matter to the fore many times, nobody identifies with the argument. Has the whole world really gone so crazy? Indeed, the flaw it is so fundamental that if mankind would …

Shades of a Pernicious Animal Rights Cult

After scathing rebuttal comments written by two True Green Alliance (TGA) directors, in response to anti-sustainable-wildlife-use and anti-hunting articles that recently appeared in the Afrikaans newspaper, Die Beeld, TGA received what appeared to be something of an olive branch held out by the journalist that had written the offending articles. Her name is Elise Tempelhoff. …

Take Away all the Blockages and Assist South Africa’s Rhino Farmers

It is my opinion that government paid far too much attention to the animal rights opposition to WHITE rhino farming and WHITE rhino horn trimming and it put blocks all along the highway towards the development of a rational legal trade in rhino horn. My advice? Take away all the blockages and assist South Africa’s …

“Western” Irresponsible Interference in Africa’s Wildlife Management Affairs

My reply to Nigel Bean’s correspondence. The circus issue in Great Britain is a true “animal welfare” issue – which is of concern to me but is not my main interest.  So I am not going to dwell on it – although that does NOT mean I am disinterested. What IS of VERY GREAT concern …

To be Delivered into the Hands of Mr Ryan Zinke, United States Secretary of the Interior

Last week I entrusted a letter to Mr Chris Hudson of the IWCC in America – to be delivered into the hands of Mr Ryan Zinke, Secretary to the Department of the Interior in the Unites States of America.  The International Wildlife Conservation Council  (IWCC) is an advisory body to Mr Zinke and it deals …