Trump Lifts Trophy hunt import ban

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    somehow, I don't think the Natives are keen to eat Cecil the Lion. Most of the animals that make good trophies aren't food animals. They are only near extinction because hunters are taking them for trophies and their habitat is declining.
     
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    With all the computer games out there where you can shoot whatever you like, actually doing it in person seems rather perverse.
     
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    Except no one will pay upwards of $30,000 bucks to hunt a vedio elephant.
     
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    Okay I’ll respond but I’m getting sick of you crying to Will every time I do. You are pretty wrong as usual. If they sell the tag they say what gets shot. Alturnitive? Obama’s way? Shoot them from helicopters and leave them lay. That’s how many of the governments there do. Endangered animals aren’t legally on the list.
     
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    Not everyone enjoys porn like you do. No go tell your pal Will.
     
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    There are people in these preserves who try to save specific herds in specific areas. They get a lot of their revenue to do this from trophy hunting used as a method of herd control via eliminating the weakest and oldest animals, much as predators and scavengers would do.

    The fact that the very people trying to save these animals as a species are the ones allowing trophy hunting in a controlled manner should tell you what the reality is.
     
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    I would rather see these animals alive ..they mean nothing on the wall..

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    LOL. You’re trying to blame all of Africa’s problems on Iraq? Muslims invaded Africa a thousand years ago.

    Typical un-American regressive, bame the USA for all the world’s problems. If you hate America so much, move to Africa.
     
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    I saw the darndest thing many years ago babysitting at college. It was a house with a central atrium and around all four interior sides was a balcony, the walls of which were thickly populated with African animal heads, game trophies of all kinds. It was a wealthy area but this was bizarre ---- and the girl's name, an only child of about seven, was "Marshall." I thought, poor kid. She doesn't have a chance to be a girl or woman.
     
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    Anyway, none of this matters. The actual problem is gross overpopulation of humans all over the world, especially in Africa and Asia and the Mideast.

    They are going to crowd out the animals; they already have.

    I don't know what to do about it either.

    One child, one woman gets to 1/8 the current population in three generations (think about the math) but even China didn't manage that; of course, it hasn't yet been three generations. With what they did do they went from Maoist communist poverty to economic kings of the world in a very short time, so it shows the great potential for improvement in quality of life with population control.

    Something Africa is not capable of, so whatever else happens just doesn't matter.
     

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