“Hunting,” the Old Man said, “is the noblest sport yet devised by the hand of man. There were mighty hunters in the Bible, and all the caves where the cave men lived are full of carvings of assorted game the head of the house dragged home. If you hunt to eat, or hunt for sport for something fine, something that will make you proud, and make you remember every single detail of the day you found him and shot him, that is good too.” Robert Ruark, The Old Man and the Boy, 1957 Continue reading Stand Up and Be Proud
The idea of killing an individual animal to preserve a species is a hard one for many people to grasp, especially to an ever increasingly urban-based demographic dominating social media and the popular culture. But, many experts, even outside of the industry, agree with the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), an internationally recognized organization that sets the conservation statuses for species, guiding principal that “Well-managed trophy hunting can provide both revenue and incentives for people to conserve and restore wild populations, maintain areas of land for conservation, and protect wildlife from poaching.” Continue reading Hunting is Conservation – Settling the Debate
Biplab Hazra snapped a stunning photo in the Bankura district of West Bengal, India, of a mob attacking a cow and calf Indian elephant with flaming tar balls. Nauseatingly, it illustrates how, when animals have diminished value to society and come into conflict with humans, wildlife loses. And in such a loss, humans also lose.
When real fur is both cheaper and less damaging to the planet and its environment than fake fur, it throws the antis into a tailspin as they watch the fashion industry go to the real stuff for all the right reasons. Continue reading Fake Faux Fur