Greatness lies not in being strong, but in the right use of strength - Henry Ward Beecher
Baby sister, I was born game and I intend to go out that way - Rooster Cogburn
Killing a harmless graceful animal like this at close range with a high powered rifle must make her so proud
one cares nothing about the continued existence of a sustainable number of a given game animal and the other tend to be marxist idiots who hate guns, hate hunters and really don't care about animals (since they never learned enough about animals to understand reality)
far left types hate hunters mainly because hunters don't tend to have much use for marxist, progressive or socialist ideals
so don't pretend your attacks on hunters is based for a real love of animals. Its based on your view that hunters are disgusted by socialism and collectivism
I am most certainly none of the abovefar left types hate hunters mainly because hunters don't tend to have much use for marxist, progressive or socialist ideals
Having actually been on safari in Tsavo national Park ,Kenya the last thing in the world I would want to do is kill one of these majestic creatures and then be photographed sitting and proudly smiling next to it.so don't pretend your attacks on hunters is based for a real love of animals. Its based on your view that hunters are disgusted by socialism and collectivism
Last edited by flogger; 04-21-15 at 03:57 PM.
Well thought out big game hunting not only allows the local elephant herds to be managed, but as big game hunts are very expensive permit wise and involve alot of "over the top" luxury accomodations, they bring alot of money into the local economy. As another poster mentioned, the people in the area then see the animals as a renewable recesource that they need to protect- instead of viewing them as 10 ton pests.
Modern Big Game outfitters not only practice responsible herd management, but they regularly involve the local people in all aspects of the industry and also make donations to local schoools, clinics etc. According to a business friend that I knew 12 years ago, permits to hunt "Big Five" type game run upto $35,000 dollars. Predator permits were even more. Needless to say, the prices are even higher today- which is more incentive for local people to protect their (not PETA's) renewable natural recesources.
Last edited by Cryptic; 04-21-15 at 04:02 PM.
Its time people like you stop pretending that your stilted and silly version of what is morality should be imposed on more clear thinking and realistic individuals and governments
"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"
Cicero Marcus Tullius