Mr Hamberlain It is Time to Push Back – Enough is Enough

OPEN LETTER LAIRD HAMBERLAIN by Trevor Oertel Dear Mr. Hamberlain Further to my WhatsApp message to you of the other day I have decided to send you this open letter. Some might ask why I bother? For many reason, the least of which are to quote from Edmund Burke “The only thing necessary for the …

Animal Rightists’ Getting Personal Attacking Hunters

Today we are sharing with you an interesting article exposing a phenomenon all hunters and pro-hunters have suffered. It is about the attacks and insults that other people make on pro-hunters and how these attacks have become personal. It is as if the anti-Trump prevailing spirits of the Democrats have invaded the social media space. …

Kruger Park’s biological diversity is in serious trouble! Part 4.

Elephant Management in Kruger National Park (4) In Blog 3 on this subject, I said that I would explain the rationale about managing excessive elephant populations and the justification for reducing such populations, in the initial stages, by 50 percent. To do that, I am going to have to put you through a short explanatory …

Kruger Park’s biological diversity is in serious trouble! Part 1.

Elephant Management in Kruger National Park (1). Elephant management in Kruger has been a perpetual worry for me because I intensely disapprove of the national park’s current elephant management programme; and I watch and I listen for information that will tell me that my fears are groundless. But no such reports have ever come. The …

Elephant and Black Rhino Management in Conflict – Part 2

The Black Rhinoceros Now let’s have a look at the black rhinoceros which, after the elephant, is next in line in the human-created African icon ranking. After elephants, I know the black rhinoceros perhaps better than any other of Africa’s wild animals. I spent seven long dry seasons of my life (1964 – 1970) pioneering …

Elephant and Black Rhino Management in Conflict – Part I

The African Elephant The two most iconic big game animals in Africa are the elephant and the black rhinoceros but under all the non-intervention elephant management programmes that have been imposed on Africa since 1989 – ostensibly to ‘save’ the elephant from an imagined threat of extinction (which does not exist) – the black rhino …

TGA’s View on The Animal Rights Doctrine

THE TRUE GREEN ALLIANCE A Public Guidance Position Statement (1) Revised September 2016   Subject: The Animal Rights Doctrine The True Green Alliance (TGA) considers the application of honest science to be the only vehicle that can provide mankind with an understanding of the natural world; and that can offer the information necessary to develop …