Skip to comments.VIDEO: Want To Save Endangered Species? Hunt Them!
Posted on 02/15/2012 7:16:07 AM PST by MichCapCon
The scimitar horned oryx . . . the addax . . . the dama gazelle - three elegant desert antelope that you'd hope to see on a journey through Africa, except that their numbers are dwindling there. Which is why Lara Logan went to Texas -- yes, Texas. There, on large grassland ranches, some exotic species that are endangered in the wild have been brought back in large numbers. But there's a catch: a percentage of the herd is hunted every year by hunters who pay big money for a big catch. The ranchers say this limited "culling" gives them the money they need to care for the animals and conserve the species. But animal rights activists don't buy that argument, claiming the hunts are "canned" and that hunting is wholly inconsistent with conservancy.
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I actually watched this segment...the rancher and others like him a doing a good service..and at a profit. The animal rights person was deranged, as usual. She wants the animals to back to their native lands...where of course they’ll be poached into extinction...but in her eyes that would be better than ‘hunting’. What a tool.
Good for the ranchers, good for the animals..and good for the sportmen for coming up with alternatives. I hope it can continue.
Somebody needs to read up on the Pittman-Robertson Act. This act created a federal excise tax on guns and ammunition in addition to establishing revenue streams from hunting licenses. The proceeds from these sources are used to support wildlife conservation. Since the act's inception in 1937, several game species have been rescued from the threat of extinction specifically through efforts funded by Pittman-Robertson money.
So yeah, hunting is definitely consistent with conservancy.
I’ve thought about this issue.
I think it’s something I can generally support on two conditions.
1. The death is quick for the animal.
2. The animals that are taken out are the ones that nature would generally deem unfit anyway.
I’m not saying that the stronger animals cannot be hunted, but it should done with the intent of husbanding animals.
This type of operation is big business in Texas. They may very well provide the ability to seed Africa with the original animals if they become extinct. Which will be done gladly by the ranchers that run these operations.
As a hunter, I not only like this but I'm pretty darned proud of it.
And responsible hunters should be proud.
I watched a show recently about this interesting phenomina in Texas.
Yes there are big game ranches now in Texas. Hunters look for an even bigger score pay big money to hunt on these ranches.
And yes, it does help preserve certain endangered species in that the spirit of capitalism and making a profit spurs these ranch-owners to keep their land stocked with such prey. Were it not for these big ranches a lot of the species currently thriving on them would go extinct if left on their own in their African native habitat.
The thing that is somewhat...eh, I dunno, perhaps a sort of politcally unpleasant truth is that endangered species are saved more by “greed” than by the wonderful intent of the animal nuts.
Which made me ponder that perhaps these animal protectionists goofballs care more about their internal good feelings than they really do about the animals they profess to want to protect.
Yes.. great example of emotion over logic.
Why were the extinct in Africa ?
What has IMPROVED in Africa ?
bye bye Saber horned what ever ... the next revolution or what ever in Senegal they all go away.. and the us Federal gov just killed them all here by taxation.
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