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South Africa Says Botswana's Ban On Hunting Harmful

Animals  (tags: wildlife, hunting, slaughter, endangered, environment, cruelty )

- 2028 days ago -
Botswana wants to ban hunting in view of combating game poaching, but the problem is that it is going to have a reversed effect. Kenya went exactly the same way. They also banned hunting and are currently sitting with a huge game poaching problem,

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Evelyn B (79)
Sunday December 2, 2012, 3:32 am
Noted Tks. Jill... Regardless of it being legal or not legal {poaching}... the human race will still be responsible for these precious animals demise...the human race sucks....

P A (117)
Sunday December 2, 2012, 4:49 am
A decision taken with the very best of intentions - may have exactly the opposite effect to that intended. The Law of Unintended Consequences strikes again! Also, in most places, game licences for hunters help to pay for the rangers and their vehicles and equipment to keep the animals in the reserves safe from poaching - where will the revenue come from now? A thorny issue....

Michela M (3964)
Sunday December 2, 2012, 5:05 am

Ruth C (87)
Sunday December 2, 2012, 3:09 pm
Humans are at fault for all destruction in the world!

Gloria p (304)
Sunday December 2, 2012, 3:46 pm
No no no! Hunting and poaching are both unacceptable. With hunting bans there has to be protection for the animals and strong laws that are enforced to punish poachers. It's a crisis. It's a matter of life & death. We are watching elephants & other species die before our eyes.

Henriette Matthijssen (154)
Sunday December 2, 2012, 4:52 pm
Those hunters & poachers needs to respect & protect all lives as their own is treasured! Life is a gift to all beings. Thanks Jill.

Krystal R (120)
Sunday December 2, 2012, 5:45 pm
noted in dismay o.o

naomi cohen (55)
Sunday December 2, 2012, 6:12 pm
every damn poacher and hunter needs to have their limbs ripped off.

jo M. (3)
Sunday December 2, 2012, 7:17 pm
If bringing the hunting back is what will save the species, then they should do it.

Leslene Dunn (84)
Monday December 3, 2012, 12:50 am
Noted - our bloody retarded Government needs to be hunted and poached - then see what they have to say about it. So wish that every gun pointed at an animal backfires in the face of the one pulling the trigger.

Robert O (12)
Monday December 3, 2012, 1:30 am
Thanks Jill.

Danuta W (1250)
Monday December 3, 2012, 3:42 am

Giana Peranio - Paz (398)
Monday December 3, 2012, 3:59 am
Noted Jill. Both hunting and poaching must be banned and funds should be given to rangers and parks to protect these wonderful animals.

Past Member (0)
Monday December 3, 2012, 4:07 am
I've been fortunate to have worked in Botswana for a year. It's a big place, not many people, lot's of nature. Hunters might be the only ones able to run into poachers. Maybe they should offer permits for shooting poachers, then it is a win-win for the animals and the hunters.

. (0)
Monday December 3, 2012, 7:37 am
Noted. Kill everything quickly so that we humans can be the only creatures left alive. What a sorry place this planet would be then. Sometimes it seems that there are no easy solutions to being able to protect all living creatures. So sad.

Dawn M (142)
Monday December 3, 2012, 12:35 pm

. (0)
Thursday December 6, 2012, 8:33 am
Noted - ty Jill and Sara & Philip for the fw

Richelle Rausch (43)
Thursday December 6, 2012, 6:27 pm
So why aren't they going after the poachers? And isn't most of the slaughterd wildlife being sold to the Chinese? They should put a ban on trade with China. Then the poachers wouldn't have anyone to sell to, and no reason to kill anymore. Or is that too simple?
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