The Elephants of Kruger National Park are Way in Excess of the Sustainable Elephant Carrying Capacity of their Habitat What’s to be done about it?

We made a documentary film about it. And now we have had a reaction: SANPARKS, presumably with Minister Creecy’s approval has arranged for the Humane Society International (HSI South Africa) to start darting mature elephant cows with a contraceptive (ostensibly to stop them breeding so prolifically). And in their video, HSI claim that this is …

Who is Barbara Creecy, a South African Government Minister or a Public Liability?

THE ANSWER TO THIS QUESTION depends on who you are and what you are. It also depends on how you understand what her role is, or should be, as the appointed South African Minister for the Environment, Forestry and Fisheries (DEFF). DEFF’s mandate is to give effect to the right of citizens to an environment …

Public Information bulletin.No.3. (re the Minister’s HLP report).

Government opion re Animal Rights This is probably the most important question I am ever likely to ask a government minister in South Africa. And I just hope and pray that Minister Creecy has the courage to answer it fully and up front. What is government’s considered opinion about the doctrine of animal rightsism, bearing …

Public Information bulletin No.2 (re the Minister’s HLP report)

Wildlife management is based on science and all decisions in the wildlife field should be based on scientific fact (the truth) alone. Minister Creecy has (virtually) explained that she will react to the most popular results of public opinion polls – which exposes her soft underbelly to the general public. This means she will accept …

Celebrate, Animal Rights Groups’ Failure to Influence South Africa

Let’s celebrate victory over animal rights groups’ failure to influence South Africa.   The animal rights groups are currently complaining about Minister Creecy’s recent appointment of an Advisory Panel of Experts who are advising her on wildlife trade options to promote sustainable use in South Africa. Notably,  all the SADC countries are pro-sustainable use.    …