The 64th General Assembly of the International Council for Game and Wildlife Conservation (CIC) opened its doors in Montreux, Switzerland on 28 April.
The motto is “Harmony with Wildlife – Urban and Rural Perceptions”.
This slogan was selected as over the past couple years, with the rise of easily-accessible media reports and social connectivity, differences in perceptions of hunting and hunters are increasingly conflicting in all areas of the world.
These strongly opposing views create a divide among people which is deepened with the increasing presence of media in our lives where information, either correct or not, can reach hundreds of thousands of people in a matter of days.
For hunting, a highly emotive topic, this has already proven to be a hindrance its use as a conservation tool, despite its many successes, and it could be detrimental to its future unless we fight back.
Those which we are fighting are the anti-hunters, animal rightists, and those who are following their emotions and misrepresentations of information rather than scientific evidence.
Ron Thomson represented The True Green Alliance at The International Council for Game and Wildlife Conservation and also participated in the discussion. ‘What’s your problem with hunting?” A topic to be discussed with participants against hunting…