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Old January 30, 2011, 10:00 AM   #26
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1 elephant hunted in the Kruger park in SA will pay for the antibiotics of the whole of the Kruger park's needs for one year!!!! ie: sustainable usage! you cant complimant our(RSA) government with a lott. but even they advocate that ethical hunting is absolutely necessary to sustain wildlife.
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Old January 30, 2011, 01:09 PM   #27
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Although my recent couple seasons didnt bear it out-there are many more deer etc. here now than when the pilgrims landed-no help from PITA, Humane Society etc.
I think you mean PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals)
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Old January 30, 2011, 07:33 PM   #28
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I'm going to play devils advocate to help explain how the main stream sees this. Conservationists are advocates for the protection of all species in an ecosystem (including the animals). Hunters are predetors who eliminate natural resources (the animals) that conservationists protect. Many people see a hunter-conservationist as a hypocricy. It's black and white to the mainstream. Helping people understand the way it works is no easy task when they already see it like this. I really don't have the answer. This is a difficult subject. But I can see why non hunters don't grasp it.

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Old January 30, 2011, 10:50 PM   #29
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Many people see a hunter-conservationist as a hypocricy. It's black and white to the mainstream.
D47: What's that saying? That your biggest strength is your biggest weakness? If we can chisel away at this bit of misinformation in the mind of the general public, then that would be the best way to create a conversation. So, the argument isn't about arguing. We just need to flat out state the positives of hunters giving back to the community. Ideally, we need the DOW of each state to state on the public airwaves that X state's hunters have given $x to conserve the wildlife in their state.
Maybe we can make it an annual Christmas time announcement in all 50 states.
It's a generational transition we need to aim for, not a one year ad campaign.
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