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  •  You Got an Alternate Source of Funds Available? (0+ / 0-)

    Not to mention the jobs created by the hunting industry in several countries where jobs are scarce, and the primary alternate employment for those skilled in tracking is either the bushmeat or ivory trades.

    Man will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest.

    by The Baculum King on Mon Dec 10, 2012 at 06:33:11 PM PST

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    •  Stop. Where. You. Are. (0+ / 0-)

      I just said at length in the diary that hunting preserves work.

      We have zero argument on this.

      Our dispute is the very idea that hunters are to be glorified in any way whatsoever for fetish kills.

      •  Those Addax Aren't "Hunted" (0+ / 0-)

        And they aren't wild animals, they're livestock. There are quite a few "high-fence" hunting operations in South Africa that are similar, only usually larger, but again that's shooting, not hunting.

        Man will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest.

        by The Baculum King on Mon Dec 10, 2012 at 07:06:29 PM PST

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        •  Indpendent of ranching (0+ / 0-)

          Public and private incentives to capture or kill last relics of fading species (you brought up rhinos earlier, I mentioned Great Auk eggs in the diary) have a long history of happening.

          I once did a cartoon. The punch line was "Short Endangered Species and Make a Killing."

          Worship of scarcity is as much a killer as lust for carnage, profit and simple reaction to the presence of a peer competitor at/near the top of the food chain.

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