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China to Let Tourists Hunt Endangered Species
ENN ^ | August 09, 2006 | Reuters

Posted on 08/10/2006 2:25:50 AM PDT by Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit

BEIJING — China is to auction licences to foreigners to hunt wild animals, including endangered species, a newspaper said on Wednesday.

The government would auction licences based on types and numbers of wild animals, ranging from about $200 for a wolf, the only carnivore on the list, to as much as $40,000 for a yak, the Beijing Youth Daily said.

The auction, taking place on Sunday in Chengdu, capital of the southwestern province of Sichuan, would be the first of its kind in Chinese history, it added.

"Some animals are from the first and second category of national wildlife protection, but with the strict limitations in place, the hunting could not destroy wild animal populations," the daily said.

The report made no mention of the endangered giant panda, some 1,500 of which survive in nature reserves in southwestern China.

Five western areas, including Qinghai, Shaanxi and Gansu provinces and the autonomous regions of Ningxia and Xinjiang, are involved in the auction.

Hunting of animals is popular with Chinese who like to eat exotic meats or use animal parts in medicines for their perceived aphrodisiac or medicinal properties.

But the hunting licences would be available only to foreigners, given China's strict rules on gun control, the daily said.

"Hunting is not slaughtering," it quoted an official at a wild animal protection department as saying.

Proceeds from the auction would be used for wild animal protection, the report said.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News
KEYWORDS: china; endangeredspecies; environment; exoticfood; guns; hunting; tourism
Mmmm. Yak Penis.

How much would you pay to hunt a panda? Somewhat gratuitous to write that isn't it. Gotta love Reuters.

Although I have an idea. If China executes the most people of any country, why not actually sell the privelage to tourists to execute Chinese prisoners? It could be a hunting game of sorts. Would need to be carefully controlled, but it could work. I bet that would make even more money.

1 posted on 08/10/2006 2:25:53 AM PDT by Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit
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To: Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit

no, no, that would be the best way for them to get the malodor that passes for a justice system exposed to the entire libbie world. ah, sure, we'd love to shoot this lady who endangered China by carrying an "Oust Hu" poster through the streets.


2 posted on 08/10/2006 2:28:33 AM PDT by The Red Zone
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To: Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit
"Proceeds from the auction would be used for WILD ANIMAL PROTECTION, the report said."

What the...........!

Leni

3 posted on 08/10/2006 2:29:33 AM PDT by MinuteGal (Israel Holds Firm !................No Retreat means No Repeat !)
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To: Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit

The Chinese are on to a winner here. How many of us would pay good money to destroy Pandas, the ubiquitous symbols of the PC environazi movement? I would use a bazooka, or maybe some kind of fuel-air device.


4 posted on 08/10/2006 2:31:05 AM PDT by agere_contra
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To: Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit
How much would you pay to hunt a panda?

How can I shoot it? After all - it is just sitting there munching on bamboo and looking at me as if it expected me to walk on over and rub its ears...???

I used to make fun of how people would go "hunt" sheep on the big island of Hawaii. Wait, I still make fun of people who hunt sheep on the big island. :-)

5 posted on 08/10/2006 2:31:13 AM PDT by coconutt2000 (NO MORE PEACE FOR OIL!!! DOWN WITH TYRANTS, TERRORISTS, AND TIMIDCRATS!!!! (3-T's For World Peace))
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To: coconutt2000

Good point. Although I think they are ferocious enough that you wouldn't get close enough to scratch it behind the ears.

Do you think a Panda is good eatin'?


6 posted on 08/10/2006 2:32:54 AM PDT by Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit (War is Peace__Freedom is Slavery__Ignorance is Strength)
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To: agere_contra

So you would kill an endangered species to piss off environmentalists.

Actually that I cannot agree with. I will assume you are just kidding, because that is not the way true hunters think.

A real hunter respects nature and his prey. A Panda would be a tropy and maybe a meal. Doing what you suggest would only strengthen the anti-hunting movement because it is childish and barbaric.

Maybe you should stick to video games.


7 posted on 08/10/2006 2:35:23 AM PDT by Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit (War is Peace__Freedom is Slavery__Ignorance is Strength)
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To: Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit
Endangered species?

Does this include liberals?

8 posted on 08/10/2006 2:35:35 AM PDT by WestVirginiaRebel (Common sense will do to liberalism what the atomic bomb did to Nagasaki-Rush Limbaugh)
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To: WestVirginiaRebel

Liberals are still unfortunately quite plentiful. In the US they even breed. In Europe they have given up children and are waiting to die off and let the Muslims take over.


9 posted on 08/10/2006 2:37:20 AM PDT by Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit (War is Peace__Freedom is Slavery__Ignorance is Strength)
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To: Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit; elkfersupper

Need a large caliber rifle to hunt the wily and dangerous yak, for sure!

10 posted on 08/10/2006 2:37:59 AM PDT by razorback-bert
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To: coconutt2000

If you walked on over and rubbed its ears, it might nip you...


11 posted on 08/10/2006 2:38:24 AM PDT by The Red Zone
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To: razorback-bert
Ride 'Em Yakboy!
12 posted on 08/10/2006 2:39:29 AM PDT by The Red Zone
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To: Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit

I've heard they can be ferocious.

If they didn't look so much like oversized teddy bears, they probably wouldn't be able to sucker us in.

A grizzly however would probably scare the [beep] out of me.


13 posted on 08/10/2006 2:40:12 AM PDT by coconutt2000 (NO MORE PEACE FOR OIL!!! DOWN WITH TYRANTS, TERRORISTS, AND TIMIDCRATS!!!! (3-T's For World Peace))
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To: Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit

14 posted on 08/10/2006 2:40:50 AM PDT by RWR8189 (George Allen for President)
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To: The Red Zone
If you walked on over and rubbed its ears, it might nip you...

Yeah - I wonder how many people have been suckered into range by their teddy bear looks.

15 posted on 08/10/2006 2:41:16 AM PDT by coconutt2000 (NO MORE PEACE FOR OIL!!! DOWN WITH TYRANTS, TERRORISTS, AND TIMIDCRATS!!!! (3-T's For World Peace))
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To: agere_contra
The Chinese are on to a winner here. How many of us would pay good money to destroy Pandas, the ubiquitous symbols of the PC environazi movement? I would use a bazooka, or maybe some kind of fuel-air device.

I'd do a Panda or any number of beast (screech owls, whooping cranes, unicorns, etc) with a bad extension cord and a bucket of water if given the chance. Hell, I once took a tiger with nothing more than a lighter and a can of hairspray (albeit at the San Diego Zoo).
16 posted on 08/10/2006 2:42:58 AM PDT by Jaysun (I have the body of an eighteen year old. I keep it in the fridge.)
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To: The Red Zone
Ride 'Em Yakboy!

LOL! My old Freeper ID...

17 posted on 08/10/2006 2:52:36 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Caipirabob

Yes! You must be very special among the FR administrators since ~yakboy redirects to ~caipirabob.


18 posted on 08/10/2006 2:56:57 AM PDT by The Red Zone
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To: Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit
"Do you think a Panda is good eatin'?"

I hear that they are. They taste a little like Spotted Owl, but not as greasy as Bald Eagle.

19 posted on 08/10/2006 3:21:47 AM PDT by chief_bigfoot (Welcome to America. Please leave your hyphenation at the border.)
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To: Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit
Reminds me of Nicolae Ceauşescu, when he would allow fellow communists hunt 'his' Brown Bears.
20 posted on 08/10/2006 3:46:12 AM PDT by Marius3188 (Happy Resurrection Weekend)
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To: Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit
The government would auction licences based on types and numbers of wild animals, ranging from about $200 for a wolf, the only carnivore on the list, to as much as $40,000 for a yak, the Beijing Youth Daily said.

I wonder the cost for a underground home church Christian?

21 posted on 08/10/2006 4:47:42 AM PDT by thiscouldbemoreconfusing
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To: Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit

sell the privelage to tourists to execute Chinese prisoners?

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I seem to recall a Gilligan's Island episode with this theme. Somehow, those wiley castaways were able to evade the hunter's bullet.


22 posted on 08/10/2006 4:49:48 AM PDT by Harrius Magnus (Repeal the Seventeenth Amendment!)
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To: Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit

Cool. Works in Africa to preserve the herds.


23 posted on 08/10/2006 4:52:11 AM PDT by gotribe (It's not a religion.)
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To: thiscouldbemoreconfusing
I wonder the cost for a underground home church Christian?

Male or female? Cause a chance to eat the genitals is what really adds value.

24 posted on 08/10/2006 5:19:10 AM PDT by Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit (War is Peace__Freedom is Slavery__Ignorance is Strength)
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To: thiscouldbemoreconfusing

Sorry. That what uncalled for.


25 posted on 08/10/2006 5:19:29 AM PDT by Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit (War is Peace__Freedom is Slavery__Ignorance is Strength)
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To: Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit

Who says the Chinese don't understand capitalism?


26 posted on 08/10/2006 5:22:36 AM PDT by raybbr (You think it's bad now - wait till the anchor babies start to vote.)
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To: Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit
It could be a hunting game of sorts.

Like this?

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27 posted on 08/10/2006 5:23:48 AM PDT by akorahil (Thank You and God bless all Veterans. Truly, the real heroes.)
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To: MinuteGal
Proceeds from the auction would be used for WILD ANIMAL PROTECTION, the report said. What the...........!

Quite a common practice in many places. In Africa, for example, income from hunting licenses sold to foreigners goes to pay for anti-poaching teams, because poachers are the real threat to wildlife, not licensed hunters.

Here in the US, hunting license proceeds pay for game wardens that enforce hunting restrictions, which is another form of animal protection.

28 posted on 08/10/2006 5:44:34 AM PDT by Kenton
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To: Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit

Smiling Monkeys in Suits Bump.


29 posted on 08/10/2006 5:45:41 AM PDT by DoctorMichael (A wall first. A wall now.)
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To: Kenton
I know what you mean. However, I have a picture of the Commies having sophisticated "game warden" systems in their vast and wild reaches such as we have in our forest preserves and national parks.

IMO, this is a way to get hard foreign currency into their Commie hands from world-wide, rich, genuine sportsmen and those who just want to hunt and kill Bambis to hang heads in their libraries.

The hunters will have paid "guides" (government agents) escorting them on their safaris. I doubt if too many yens and sens will find their way into animal "protection" programs.

Leni

30 posted on 08/10/2006 7:16:08 AM PDT by MinuteGal (Israel Holds Firm !................No Retreat means No Repeat !)
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To: razorback-bert

"Need a large caliber rifle to hunt the wily and dangerous yak, for sure!"

Yaks ARE dangerous! The apparently don't like the smell of westerners nor do Water Buffs.


31 posted on 08/10/2006 7:28:25 AM PDT by dljordan
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To: Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit
I think you missed the point, but I do see yours. If what I said offended you, I apologize, but, the truth be known, True Christians in China do have to worship in underground house churches. They are hunted down and in some cases killed by the authorities.

At times the truth is harsh and unwanted.

32 posted on 08/10/2006 9:29:39 AM PDT by thiscouldbemoreconfusing
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To: razorback-bert
Need a large caliber rifle to hunt the wily and dangerous yak, for sure!

Probably about as challenging and as much fun as shooting a haystack.

33 posted on 08/10/2006 10:08:23 AM PDT by elkfersupper
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To: Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit
"How much would you pay to hunt a panda?"

I was hoping to be there first to make a wisecrack about Pandas but you had it nailed in the first post -- no fair! Nevertheless, it would be cool to have a stuffed panda propped up in the corner of the den when guests come over.

34 posted on 08/10/2006 11:03:07 AM PDT by TexasRepublic (Afghan protest - "Death to Dog Washers!")
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To: Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit

"China to Let Tourists Hunt Endangered Species"

Like Chinese female human fetuses?


35 posted on 08/10/2006 12:18:49 PM PDT by silverleaf (Fasten your seat belts- it's going to be a BUMPY ride.)
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To: thiscouldbemoreconfusing

No. no . no. Your post was absolutely correct. Did you see my reply in #24? I was apologizing for myself. I was the one who was crude and made an inappropriate statement.


36 posted on 08/10/2006 12:19:23 PM PDT by Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit (War is Peace__Freedom is Slavery__Ignorance is Strength)
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To: Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit
Do you think a Panda is good eatin'?

These folks seem to think so ...

37 posted on 08/10/2006 12:21:55 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilisation is aborting, buggering, and contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: silverleaf
Like Chinese female human fetuses?

Sort of, but for money. And oh yeah, it benefits endangered species.

38 posted on 08/10/2006 12:23:13 PM PDT by Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit (War is Peace__Freedom is Slavery__Ignorance is Strength)
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To: Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit

My God....they are hunting Christians?


39 posted on 08/10/2006 12:25:04 PM PDT by Osage Orange (The old/liberal/socialist media is the most ruthless and destructive enemy of this country.)
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To: Osage Orange
My God....they are hunting Christians?

Not yet. I don't think Christianity is punishable by death at this point.

And, past experience has proven that Christians are not that entertaining in terms of blood sport. Drug dealers and Muslims are far more entertaining. Better eatin' too.

40 posted on 08/10/2006 12:31:34 PM PDT by Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit (War is Peace__Freedom is Slavery__Ignorance is Strength)
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To: Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit
And, past experience has proven that Christians are not that entertaining in terms of blood spor

They've never hunted me.....

41 posted on 08/10/2006 12:35:50 PM PDT by Osage Orange (The old/liberal/socialist media is the most ruthless and destructive enemy of this country.)
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To: Osage Orange
They've never hunted me.....

What do you think you are worth in terms of a trophy? You know, if you had to be hunted, what would be the minimum with which you could feel respectable?

Don't exaggerate. Give me a real number.

Personally, as a 30 year old, well-trained male, I think I am worth between $400 - $700k.

42 posted on 08/10/2006 12:39:40 PM PDT by Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit (War is Peace__Freedom is Slavery__Ignorance is Strength)
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To: Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit
Interesting questions.....

To start I'd think many would pay much more to hunt a well equipped "prey". $700k would be a good starting point.....but I'd suspect it would rise after many failed.

43 posted on 08/10/2006 12:48:41 PM PDT by Osage Orange (The old/liberal/socialist media is the most ruthless and destructive enemy of this country.)
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To: ArrogantBustard

LOL


44 posted on 08/10/2006 12:57:27 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God.)
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To: Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit

Thank you,


45 posted on 08/11/2006 4:07:24 AM PDT by thiscouldbemoreconfusing
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