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Big game hunting American girl.

Discussion in 'General chit chat' started by RyRy, Jul 4, 2014.

  1. RyRy

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    Every now and then a fairly interesting post will appear on my Facebook feed (not very often). This one in particular caught my eye just now, I may be slow to the mark and someone else may have already pointed it out, but I'll leave the link here for you to have a little read of it.
    http://www.buzzfeed.com/ryanhatesthis/kendall-takes-wild-facebook-controversy?s=mobile
    What are your thoughts on the situation? I have a feeling this could turn into a pretty good debate. I personally find what she is doing absolutely shocking. I will never agree with these big game hunting parks that they set up especially when so many of the animals they shoot there are endangered..

    Ryan
     
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    There's been discussion recently about this type of hunting, the animals shot are often on managed reserves and are nearing the end of their lives or breeding cycle and need to be removed to make way for new blood.
     
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    I have read a different report than the one in first post but about the same person, the other report said exactly this ^^^^^^ and no one had a problem with it.
    Just goes to show what happens when two different people report on the same thing and their interpretations of it.
     
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    Don't get me wrong, I know that's the case most of the time. But why not let nature take it's course instead. If someone fails to make an instant kill shot the animal is going to be under a great deal of pain.
     
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    Because the reserve will get tens of thousand of pounds per animal shot. Enough to pay the wages of a game warden and supply his gear for a year. Giving villagers employment and stop poaching
    Most reserves need this income in country's that are not rich enough to fund game reserves totally from tax dollars. The killing of one animal may save many dozen.
    Cheers Andy
     
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    As Steve points out, many conservancies of this nature are just like farms. Many have breeding programs which also support re introduction of animals into the wild. Much of the meat is donated to local communities. Many of the photos banded around on FB of cats are older animals often chosen to be euthanised for health reasons and/or population control.
     
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    Ive hunted in Africa with bow and rifle on several occasion and although I never had a bad shot where the animal was not recovered, my friend did with a bow. The guilds and trackers are the best, and because you have paid for the animal they find it, using blood trails and dogs.
    As for nature on one outfitters we went with, they had 20,000 acres of fenced land to soot over. But all the animals were farmed on ranches breeding everything from zebra to steenbox then bought in by the outfitter, huge herds.

    It may sound wrong but the shooting has reintroduced many species back into the country through breeding program's,
    sorry money talks.

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