A few days into CITES and SADEC countries are frustrated. Giraffe has just been listed on Appendix II, even though SADEC countries have overwhelming science indicating healthy and increasing populations. CAR, Chad, Kenya, Mali, Niger and Senegal has submitted this proposal, and, with no success in the conservation for giraffe, this proposal which was just accepted, flies in the face of all the conservation success the SADEC countries have attained. Even more shocking is that a request to exclude the SADEC countries from this listing was voted against with more than a two-thirds majority.
COMMENT: John Rance President True Green Alliance
Animal rights organizations pay delegates to vote how they want them to vote.
Giraffe is chosen tactically, not because it’s necessarily endangered, but because it’s a gentle, lovable giant which features prominently in most anthropomorphic images.
Animal rightism is the most serious form of eco-terrorism the world faces and poses the greatest threat to wildlife consevation ever in history.
CITES is supposed to promote sustainable use and trade in wildlife products. The United Nations World Conservation Strategy supports sustainable use. Our own constitution mandates sustainable use.
So why are people who believe in the abolishment of all animal killing allowed to participate in debates involving the sustainble use of wildlife..!?
You wouldn’t accredit a paedophile to attend a conference on eliminating child abuse..!