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: …

Important Perspective – Joint Statement on Captive Bred Lion Shooting

  PART ONE The TRUE GREEN ALLIANCE (TGA) To put this important newsletter into perspective: The TGA is not a hunting association of any kind. We do, however, support hunting as a management tool for the sustainable-use harvesting of South Africa’s renewable wild living resources. We do not consider wildlife to be a ‘sacred cow’, …

Why Big Bertha the Rhino was Killed

Well-meaning people often fall victim to sensationalistic animal rights syndicates. They are unwittingly duped into funding or supporting racketeering campaigns to ban wildlife trade, without understanding the severity of their actions and the consequential role they play in accelerating the extinction of iconic African species. If wildlife has no value to people in rural communities, …

PHASA – Open Letter to the BEELD Newspaper

OPEN LETTER TO THE EDITOR – BEELD NEWSPAPER from THE PROFESSIONAL HUNTERS ASSOCIATION OF SOUTH AFRICA ( PHASA ) Dear Editor The article as published in the Beeld newspaper of 4 June 2019 entitled “ Dit raak soms baie koud hier buite, minister “ by Elise Tempelhoff has reference. PHASA welcomes the appointment of Ms …

Dear Madam Minister…

TO: The Minister of Environmental Affairs, South Africa The Honorable Ms Nomvula Mokonyane Re. The Captive Breeding of Lions Industry                                                     09/01/2019 Dear Madam Minister, On behalf of the True Green Alliance (TGA), TGA Director Mrs Elma Britz and I, conducted an objective survey of the Captive Breeding of Lions Industry (CBL) in South Africa during …

Offensive AOL Media Release Deleted from TGA’s Facebook Page

Statement from the CEO-TGA: The TGA acknowledges that at 3 o’clock yesterday morning, South African time, TGA’s Facebook page shared a world-wide media release by AOL confirming the failure of PHASA and CHASA to have their expulsion from the CIC – the world’s biggest hunting organization – repealed. The statement mentioned that the cause of …

Captive Breeding of Lions

Here is a comment by John Rance (TGA Director) on the TGA’s positional statement on the canned lion issues under debate. Hi Ron, After all the words written on this subject, I still think there’s something missing, maybe because the discourse is focussed on the CBL issue and not on the broader topic.  You’re the …

TGA Newsletter February 2017

Dear very patient TGA supporters, THE TRUE GREEN ALLIANCE (TGA) …                                                            is getting ready to fly. Exactly one year ago, the TGA constitution was signed by our founding members and a Board of Directors was created. We applied for registration as a Non-Profit Organisation with the Department of Social Development; eventually succeeded; and managed …