Please help.

Reblogged from Exposing the Big Game

I follow the blogsite Exposing the Big Game. The bye-line on the home page explains, “Forget Hunter’s Feeble Rationalizations and Trust Your Gut Feelings: Making Sport of Killing Is Not Healthy Human Behavior“. Some of the posts that are published are incredibly difficult to read.

But this post does at least allow those that hate hunting for sport to register their feelings.

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Who the F**k Hunts Giraffes for Sport and How You Can Stop Them

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Please sign and share these petitions.

Stop trophy hunting giraffes
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/929/929/857/stop-trophy-hunting-giraffes/

Stop hunting giraffes for sport
http://forcechange.com/12033/stop-hunting-giraffes-for-sport/

Stop any kind of safari hunting in South Africa
https://www.causes.com/actions/1742571-stop-any-kind-of-safari-hunting-in-south-africa

Stop the savage and sickening trophy and sport hunting
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/stop-the-savage-and-sickening-trophy-and-sport-hunting/

Complete ban on trophy hunting in South Africa and a full census
http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/complete-ban-on-trophy-hunting-full-census-carried-ou.html?

Stop the legal killing of wildlife in trophy hunting
http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/stop-the-legal-killing-of-wildlife-stop-hunting/sign.html

End WWF partnership with pro-hunting lobby
https://secure.avaaz.org/en/petition/Yolanda_Kakabadse_is_WWFs_International_President_and_USAID_WWF_End_your_partnership_with_the_USA_ProHunting_Lobby_Group/

Ban lion farming and trophy hunting
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/147/069/549/ban-lion-farming-and-trophy-hunting/?cid=FB_TAF

Stop the canned hunting of large cats in South Africa
https://www.change.org/p/ms-lakela-kaunda-stop-the-canned-hunting-of-large-cats-in-south-africa

USF&WService save the lions from mass extinction
https://secure.avaaz.org/en/petition/US_Fish_and_Wildlife_Service_Save_African_Lions/?sfmqQib

Zambian tourist board: to reinstate ban on hunting lions and leopards
https://secure.avaaz.org/en/petition/

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If you have any issues with any of the links, just move on. Please sign just as many as you can.

4 thoughts on “Please help.

  1. Hi Paul, This is a very complex set of issues. The publishers of “Exposing the Big Game” are against hunting. Period. Their cause is tied to what they perceive to be animal rights. Perhaps that’s where you’re coming from as well.
    Here’s our take. In the present times we live in, the two leading causes of declining numbers of animals are loss of habitat and poaching. Regarding most animals in most countries, hunting isn’t even a small factor in reducing animal populations; it’s a Non-factor. Most governments set legal hunting limits well below a given species’ natural rate of reproduction. It’s overpopulation – which leads to habitat degradation – and poaching governments are having a difficult time dealing with.
    If we are not able to effectively meet the challenges of overpopulation and poaching, biodiversity will continue to suffer. If one’s interest lies with the “rights” of individual animals, perhaps this big picture perspective doesn’t matter. However, if the overall goal is to preserve and enhance biodiversity, we encourage people to do their own research and think long and hard before they condemn hunting (and fishing). Here are three points to consider:
    1. Hunting brings in an incredible amount of revenue to governments. Typically, individual hunters contribute far more than individual echo tourists to the relevant economy. This revenue is often used to protect wildlife habitat, to hire law enforcement to control poaching, and to pay for scientific research.
    2. The money law-abiding hunters bring into an economy also creates positive incentives for local herders, land owners and other stake holders to protect wildlife habitat and the wildlife itself. There are many instances where private landowners have joined efforts with governments to protect and preserve wildlife where hunters and fishermen have provided the economic incentive to do so.
    3 Quite often, it’s the hunters and fishermen, hunting and fishing guides, and others involved in businesses that support hunting and fishing that are far and away the most passionately protective caretakers of wildlife habitat and wildlife species. A wetland, grassland or forest without hunters is a plot of land waiting to be plowed under, sprayed with pesticides and turned into the biological desert known as the modern farm (or strip mall, or open pit mine). A river without fishermen is a body of water waiting to be dammed, diverted, drained and polluted.
    Anyone who wishes to read more about this can find articles on the web such as this one: The publishers of “Exposing the Big Game” are against hunting. Period. Their cause is tied to what they perceive to be animal rights.
    Thanks for letting us have our two cents, Paul.
    Sincerely,
    Jack and Barbra Donachy

    1. Dear Barbra and Jack, firstly may I thank you for your long reply and welcome to this place.

      Jean and I are instinctively against hunting for sport in all forms. However, the points you make may be valid, and if borne out by the facts, would be genuine considerations.

      It would be great to hear from others who have clearer understandings than this old Brit who is a recent newcomer to America.

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