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.

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The TRUE GREEN ALLIANCE, its directors and its members, salute your fortitude and your wisdom in defying the Western-based CITES organisation that has become so corrupted by the dominance of  its animal rightist NGOs in recent years.

We hope this signals the beginning of a new era of sustainable wildlife trade between Africa and China; and we hope, too, that this one action signals the destruction of CITES itself.   It is long overdue.

With this one action you have made many friends in Africa, Sir, and we will continue to support your bold decision this day.

With kind regards and best wishes,

Ron Thomson.  CEO – The TRUE GREEN ALLIANCE.

Ron Thomson

I am NOT a ‘trophy hunter’ - and never have been. I am not involved in the trophy hunting safari business. I am also not a game rancher. But I have ‘administratively controlled’ professional hunters and safari outfitters in my capacity as a government game warden. I am an 80 year old ex-game warden with 60 years of continuous experience in hands-on wildlife management, and national park management, in Africa (1959 to 2019). In breakdown, I have 24 years experience in the management of national parks in Rhodesia/Zimbabwe - and in the management of the wild animal populations that lived inside those national parks; one year as the Chief Nature Conservation of the Ciskei in South Africa; three years as Director of the Bophuthatswana National Parks Board in South Africa; and I worked for three years as a professional hunter in the South African Great Karoo (taking foreign hunters on quests for plains game trophies). I discovered, however, that professional hunting was not my forte. I worked as an investigative wildlife journalist for 30 years in South Africa. I have written fifteen books and hundreds of magazine articles on the subject of wildlife management and big game hunting in Africa. Five of my books are university-level text books on wildlife management. I am a university-trained ecologist; was a member of the Institute of Biology (London) for 20 years; and was a registered chartered biologist for the European Union for 20 years. I have VAST experience in the “management hunting” of elephants, buffaloes, lions, leopards and hippos (as part of my official national park work in the control of problem animals); and I pioneered the capture of black rhino in Zimbabwe’s Zambezi Valley (1964 - 1970). My university thesis was entitled: “The Factors Affecting the Survival and Distribution of Black Rhinos in Rhodesia”. Look at my personal website if you want any further details about my experience: www.ronthomsonshuntingbooks.co.za.

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2 thoughts on “TGA – China we will continue to support your bold decision

  • October 31, 2018 at 2:16 pm
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    Drip feeding the market with legally produced material from captive bred and sustainable reserves – – where is the argument to deny this? Why has it taken so long to be enacted?
    Where is the logic which would deny that few will risk death or lengthy imprisonment when the financial returns are meagre?
    How difficult is to to grasp that the funds arriving from licensed sales will be free to support the anti-poaching forces?
    How can this be anything but positive?

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    • October 31, 2018 at 7:09 pm
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      WHY HAS IT TAKEN SO LONG TO ACHIEVE THIS ONE BOLD STEP BY CHINA? BECAUSE WE ARE ALL LILY-LIVERED AND FAR TOO COMPLIANT. BECAUSE THE ANIMAL RIGHTISTS – AN IMMENSELY POWERFUL FINANCIAL FORCE – HAVE ‘CAPTURED’ CITES; AND THEY HAVE CAPTURED MOST WESTERN GOVERNMENTS TOO.

      BUT THIS IS NOT JUST ABOUT STOPPING POACHING. IT IS ABOUT BEING ABLE TO FREELY AND SUSTAINABLY HARVEST OUR WILDLIFE AS A “PRODUCT OF THE LAND” FOR THE BENEFIT OF MANKIND.

      “GOD BLESS CHINA”.

      RON THOMSON. CEO-TGA.

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