Criminal poaching of wildlife resources negates the conservation efforts of Safari Club International members and other hunters to assure sustainable populations of wild things in wild places for now and into the future.
As animal rights organizations, with prominent support in the social media, are making a stand against sustainable hunting in Africa, CIC (International Council for Game and Wildlife Conservation) and DJV (German Hunting Association) “condemn the media hunt against the huntress Brittany Longoria: As a scientist, she develops ecological tourism concepts in Africa that include hunting.” Continue reading Europeans Support Brittany Longoria And Hunting→
“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→