Green Mile Safari, a hunting outfit owned by people in the United Arab Emirates, has taking hunting to a new low.
So low in fact that the outfit’s actions have earned them condemnation from the world’s top hunt conservation organizations and resulted in them being kicked out of Tanzania.
The video, which was meant as a promotional tool, shows individuals hunting with automatic weapons, hunting female and young animals, using vehicles to chase and knock down animals and hunting protected species. All of these are illegal – and unethical – in Tanzania.
The video first turned stomachs in March when a copy made its way to Dallas Safari Club. The hunt conservation organization, according to its press release, “contacted Tanzania’s new Minister of Tourism and Natural Resources, the Honorable Lazaro S. Nyalandu, to express indignation over the safari company’s apparent misconduct.”
Girls Just Wanna Have Guns has the story, and it will frighten anyone who hunts. And it should frighten anyone who, like me, does not really hunt, but cares about liberty, and about the very positive things outdoorsmen do for wildlife and the environment.
There is an organized jihad being waged by radical environmental and animal rights activists against hunting, fishing, and trapping. Some of this push is overt, while other efforts are subtle yet equally sinister.
These radical groups hope to substitute natural resource harvesting activities (such as hunting) by humans as the long-standing preferred method of wildlife management, and to instead adopt a new approach incorporating a theoretical but unrealistic natural predator-prey environmental balance.
We all area ware of the “unintended consequences” of so many Liberal ideals. This will be no better I suspect, and the animals would suffer greatly, and if they would suffer so would the environment. Here is more
The details of this extravagant theory were first laid out by Earth First co-founder David Foreman. In his book, Rewilding North America ( http://tiny.cc/hkbkjx ) , he says:
“Specific actions that best meet my criteria for continental-scale conservation are the following:
Reintroduce carnivores wherever possible
Reintroduce beavers and other highly interactive species
Establish species recovery goals for ecologically effective populations
Generally halt all predator and “pest” control
Reform wildlife management to adopt a more ecological approach
Select and design new wilderness areas based on ecological principles
Protect all large roadless areas on public lands
Create larger roadless areas in the East
Remove livestock from much of the public lands
Reform livestock grazing where it continues
Prioritize simple soil and gully erosion control
Prohibit big tree logging
Develop standards for ecological restoration in wilderness areas
Remove abandoned and unnecessary livestock fencing
Restrict all motorized vehicles to designated routes
Establish landscape permeability as a public land management goal
Identify and remove or mitigate barriers to wildlife movement
Encourage ecological management of private, corporate, and tribal lands important for linkages
Identify private lands that should be acquired on a willing-seller basis
Restore a natural fire ecology
Remove destructive, unnecessary dams
Restore or mimic natural, over-the-bank flooding, where possible
Establish in-stream flow as a beneficial water use
Prioritize removal of exotic species that threaten native species and wildlands
Design networks for climate change . . . .”
For the record, I do not oppose the reintroduction of carnivores to areas where they once resided. I think that would be a good step. The rest of that list, however smacks of radicalism disguised as environmentalism.
A herd of hippopotamuses once owned by the late Colombian drug baron Pablo Escobar has been taking over the countryside near his former ranch – and no-one quite knows what to do with them.
It was in 2007, 14 years after Escobar’s death, that people in rural Antioquia, 200 miles north-west of Bogota, began phoning the Ministry of Environment to report sightings of a peculiar animal.
“They found a creature in a river that they had never seen before, with small ears and a really big mouth,” recalls Carlos Valderrama, from the charity Webconserva. He went to look, and found himself faced with the task of explaining to startled villagers that this was an animal from Africa. A hippopotamus.
“The fishermen, they were all saying, ‘How come there’s a hippo here?'” he recalls. “We started asking around and of course they were all coming from Hacienda Napoles. Everything happened because of the whim of a villain.”
Hmmm, maybe we can work out a trade. We can trade John McCain, Lindsey Graham, Thad Cochran and other RINOS, Yes ESPECIALLY you Karl Rove, for these hippos!