An Open Letter to IOL by John Nash

Dear IOL Your article, “UK hunt club slammed for trophy-hunting safari auction in South Africa”. by Shaun Smillie (October 29) contained a number of misleading statements. You describe the Avon Vale Hunt as “A fox hunting club in the United Kingdom”.  Fox hunting with hounds has been illegal in the UK for a number of …

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”.  …

All Because of a Mad Australian’s Brain Fart

BY JOHN NASH Dear Reader. You are probably vaguely aware by now that there is something very, very, wrong with this dying government’s attitude to rural matters.  After all, most people who make a living on or from the land thought they could rely on the Conservative Party for its down-to-earth policies – policies that …

Observations on an article by Mr Naidoo in the IOL

By John Nash I sympathise with the TGA trying to explain sustainable hunting to the world using facts, when even the South Africa (SA) media itself has some of the the most idiotic, back-to-front mental contortionists – the most polite way of saying “liars”.   Take this article “Ban on lion hunting and captive breeding …