Who is the Poacher in Modern African Mythology? EPISODE 1

EPISODE ONE KENYA KENYA WAS DECLARED A BRITISH PROTECTORATE IN 1895 and from 1920 became known in the UK as the The Kenya Colony. The country’s Rift Valley and the surrounding fertile highlands were reserved for white settler occupation, and by the 1930s, 30 000 European farmers were in possession of agricultural holdings in this …

TWEET – News flash! The elephant of Botswana are dying of Starvation

A poisonous bacteria has been found in stagnating water and cyanide in the wilted leaves of acacia trees.  Deadly Mkauzaan is growing everywhere. Over-browsed trees are loaded with tannin.  Are these the combined reasons why the elephants in Bostwana are dying. No! Botswana has been carrying far too many elephants for far too long. The …

A TGA ‘Observation Statement’ Subject:Botswana Plans for Elephant Management

A TGA ‘observation statement’ Subject: Derived from information coming out of Botswana about the government’s plans for elephant management in that country Readers wishing to evaluate this statement must first acknowledge and accept certain scientific facts about wildlife and its management needs: • Wildlife management (aka ‘conservation’) is the action that man takes to achieve man-desired …

Common Sense in Conservation (2)

What is an Animal Rightist (A/R)? An A/R is a person that strives to ABOLISH all animal ’uses’ by man (both domestic and wild); and who believes that mankind can and should subsist on a vegetable diet alone. They are silent, however, about the massive land use alterations that would be necessary to feed the …

“Blatant Untruths” – “Nowhere to hide: Canned big cat hunting explained” (News24)

The Hunting of Captive-bred lions. I found your article entitled “Nowhere to hide: Canned big cat hunting explained” (News24) – compiled by Riaan Grobler – disturbing because it contained so many “blatant untruths”.   When I write a magazine article I try to tell the truth. Seemingly the truth doesn’t matter in this modern day and …

About The Culling Of Elephants In Botswana

I am amazed at how many elephant management experts there are in the Western World.  Gauged by the number of letters of advice that land upon the desk of the Botswana President, Mr Mokgweetsi Masisi, there must be thousands.  Now we have more advice from a well-known South African, John Varty, who has never conducted …

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 …

Hunting and Saving the African Leopard

My big game hunting career began with me hunting the African leopard; and by the time I joined the Rhodesian (now Zimbabwean) Department of National Parks and Wildlife Management, as a game ranger – aged 20 – I already had seven leopard scalps hanging from my belt. As a newly appointed game ranger in the …

TGA – China we will continue to support your bold decision

On 29 October 2018, China’s government announced that it has legalised the domestic trade in antique tiger and rhino products and the use of tiger bone and rhino horn from captive bred animals by hospitals. _______________________ The TRUE GREEN ALLIANCE, its directors and its members, salute your fortitude and your wisdom in defying the Western-based CITES organisation that has …

Searching For The Truth… Part 2

An Objective Report on the South African Captive Breeding of Lions Industry (CBL)   The True Green Alliance (TGA) of South Africa The True Green Alliance is a non-government, non-profit and public benefit organisation that promotes caring for the earth and sustainable living practices throughout the societies and governments of southern Africa. It supports the sustainable …