the ethical hunter

When I think of an antelope. I don’t think endangered species. I think of a deer-, Bambi. Who doesn’t love Bambi?

I was born in South Africa and there is plenty of antelope to see in reserve camps. To be honest they don’t really do much except graze. They don’t come on top of most people’s top 5 animals list.

Deer are so important for the African ecosystem. Here is what I have learned about our earthling friends.

Trophy hunting as we are beginning to become aware is BIG business. Loads of antelope are exported every year, to the  U.S.A .and other western world countries, for what is called Captive hunts.

The most cowardly of all the animal hunts you can imagine.

This is how it works. Baby Antelope are taken from their mothers and are then conditioned to depend on humans to survive. They naturally build a bond with humans and are not afraid of them.

Another term used is  ‘canned hunts’- humans pay big money to get their kicks.

I have two problems with this.

Let us look at the first problem.

WHAT IS CANNED/CAPTIVE HUNTING?

Don’t turn your eyes away from the film footage link below; but if you must then at the very least read this post to find out what it is happening in our world.   Everybody can help -even you!  Be aware.

Opinions about Captive Hunting

It is a private sport of trophy hunting that allows “hunters” to hunt exotic species already imprisoned in a prison-like a reserve. A human-friendly animal makes the likes of successfully killing this animal pretty much a  foregone conclusion.

‘The endangered species act’ is flawed and full of loopholes. So, people can legally kill captive animals under certain state rule. The black market thrives on this loophole.

HOW?

Well, if there is a way to get hold of a legal permit to shoot an animal – then this opens up a market of captive hunting so people can go about this sport of theirs under the policy of

NO KILL – NO  PAY

So how big is this captive hunting market?

It makes millions of dollars and  pounds out of the murdering of the innocent

How can this business be expanding if the Antelope (as an example) breed is dying out?

Private owners interbreed exotic animals. There are private clubs that use an incentive to kill animals by giving out trophies –  one example is the  “Introduced Trophy Game Animals of North America” trophy hunting achievement award.

I don’t agree with hunting animals on any level. I do think these types of hunters are the scourge of the hunting world because the idea of a ‘fair hunt’ is taken out of the equation. Basically on one side of a fence is a captive antelope or other animal and on the other side of the fence is a   “hunter” with a shotgun.

This does not conform to the traditional form and philosophy -if you like true ethical hunting.

My judgement on all hunting has been made clear.

The current  Antelope species on the’ International Union for the Conservations of Nature and Natural Resources lists’ are

  • Pete David’s deer  is extinct  in the wild

  • Dama gazelle is in critical danger

  • Arabian Oryx is endangered

  • Yax and European Bison are vulnerable.

-the list goes on and on.

My second problem with this kind of hunting is what is called Chronic wasting disease

What is it? A disease where abnormal protein attacks the nervous system in an animal and is fatal to an animal /antelope. Side effects or symptoms are weight loss, blindness, repetitive walking, tremors, excessive drinking, co-ordination problems

Where does it come from?

It comes from Antelope and other animals being bred and nurtured in captivity. The disease is extremely infectious. It is passed on by saliva, faeces, blood and urine. it can’t be 100% managed and controlled because Antelope do escape into the wild and will and have passed this disease onto its wild fellow counterparts.

Be aware.   Be pro Ban on all import and export and transport on Antelope animals.

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Safari Club International is not the environmentally-friendly, conservation-minded organization that it claims to be. SCI is a club forwealthy big-game hunters who compete in killing the most animals for the most awards. Members collect the heads, hides, and horns of animals from a list of more than 500 creatures and enter them in SCI’s record book of trophy animals.

To earn every award that SCI offers, a hunter must kill at least 171 different animals from around the world. Many SCI members have records for killing more than 400 different creatures that populate their trophy rooms, macabre mausoleums filled with dead animals.

Author Matthew Scully sums up the group in his book, Dominion. “Respect” at SCI, he says, means only “the courtesy of leaving enough behind for the next hunter.”

“They practice socially conscious sadism here,” he writes. “Ethics at Safari Club is ordered libertinism, like teaching cannibals to use a table napkin and not take the last portion.”

I hope I have done justice on our earthling friends. To finish, I have always been in love with all our animal friends. I started working for an MLM company because my ethics on animal abuse are so strong. What really pushed me into learning more about how we can help our earthling friends is a documentary.

It is horrific, insightful, an abomination of the spirit of humanity-

If you ever feel brave enough,

Watch it   -there is an option to read the synopsis and watch a trailer to gauge if you feel you can watch it HERE it is.

Published by Daisy

'Words are my everything' - JonWayne . Writer of poetry, stories, stage scripts, fiction, border line poetry & free style works, Music reviews, Guest Features/interview & shout outs. She is also passionate raising anti stigma & awareness for Mental Health. A trained co-facillitator in Wellness Recovery Action plan by Mary Ellen Copeland Natasha goes by many moniker names-Daisy Willows, bahtuhkid, GOAT2Bdazee. She has had a colourful life. Travelled. Natasha co-owns a second hand clothing & accessories business -La Bella Bijoux Lltd Natasha was born in South African & is a French national. She currently resides in the UK Natasha Bodley holds a postgraduate in the Humanities. A BA in Myth in the Greek and Roman worlds & Advanced creative writing. She also holds a Foundation degree in Acting performance. She is currently working on her first novel (semi autobiographical creative non fiction). She has published one short story on Amazon called 'Number one' Connect with Natasha Collaborate with Natasha & feel free to Communicate her too. Light , peace & Love!

42 thoughts on “the ethical hunter

  1. Forgive me, but I can’t watch the film, precisely because I know what I’ll see and hear. I can’t because I promised myself to be positive today and the only thing I want to do when this type of hunting is mentioned is to go out and shoot such people. My view on the “sport” hunting as a whole is that is actually a crime. Sadly, even governments support it for lucrative reasons. I’d say, if you are a man, go to the jungle with bare hands, or a knife, and prove what a man you are. Nope, of course. One of my friends says that all hunters must have small d***s. Not sure if it is a fact but they do act as such – clearly they have something they need to compensate. See…I’m going out of the positive strain already but really, hunters are not human beings, they must be the crappiest creatures in existence!

    I love animals so I’ll stick around through out April and beyond.

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    1. Hi Rain ,I totally understand .I forced myself to watch it twice. Sobbed my heart out. My partner told me to stop watching it if it got me so upset but I refused to ignore what I had started. I understand. I felt like doing the same thing. Where’s a rifle when you need one. Indeed I think these men and women have small man/women inferiority syndrome. I saw an article the other day that made me so irate. People were passing a live baby dolphin around to take fucking selfies and the dolphin died – it’s a sick world we live in – don’t worry I won’t be putting loads of stories about animal abuse and animals being beaten. I may do a couple but I want to show people how we can live in harmony with animals – they deserve as much of a place here as we do. If not more. We destroy the world very well without any animal help. Love your random theme – will be following it 🙂 thanks for stopping by -don’t be shy 😀

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  2. That was heavy, but you managed to make it easy to read. Those poor deer (and rhino’s etc etc.) The millions of dollars surprised me at first but then I remember hearing someone say ‘the last whale will be the most expensive and there are already people trying to cash in on it…’ So sad. Everybody should see the film you link to at some point in their life.
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    1. thanks for reading and acknowledging the film too. I understand it is hard to hear about animals suffering but the next 25 days are not going to be horrific stories. I hope to raise awareness on ways we can co-exist. What you wrote about the last whale id deplorable. I can’t think of any other word for it. fucking bastards!

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  3. A good start with the challenge. I honestly think those that hunt animals for sport are crazy. However, there are the poor, traditional African village men who hunt to feed their families and they actually live on what their traps catch. A good number of them scrape by and don’t even have guns. They use traps and old methods of catching these animals to feed.

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      1. ha ha. I know what you meant. An abomination in fact. If you have the courage I do urge you to watch the documentary. It tore my world a part. If you have the time see what a pathetic state a lot of our fellow humans are. Oh wait just look a D. trump . the world is messed up and we are all going to die -our children are going to when the end of the world does indeed end. It’s a damn shame. Such a shame!

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  4. One of the most frustrating and bothersome aspects of our society today. I’ve never understood why anyone thought of fishing in a barrel so to speak was sport or hobby. It seems extremely unintelligent to me.
    Good luck with the challenge, I hope you enjoy it.
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  5. Great post, Daisy! I’ve visited Southern Africa 3 times in the last 2 years and I just love the incredible wildlife. It’s hard to go past the big cats & big 5 but the variety of antelope are equally as beautiful. The Kudu is probably my favourite, followed by the magnificent Sable Antelope. Like yourself, I’m horrified by trophy & canned hunts … It’s a despicable, mindless, cowardly practice and the more awareness that’s created to put a stop to it, the better. Well done on such an important and informative post 👏🏼

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    1. You are quite the nomad, Kim 🙂 You seem very up on your antelope. I’m impressed. I wish they would all go and jump in the deepest lake they can find and die! Researching for tomorrows B. thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment. Miss I have been everywhere 😀 HA HA!

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      1. Haha! I wish I’d been everywhere … It’s on my list though 😀
        I always enjoy stopping by to read your posts. They’re always so interesting and varied in nature. Looking forward to seeing what you’ll come up with for B 😀

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    1. yup sad indeed! That is why I decided to do animals. not enough is being done and I don’t want my daughter to only know what an animal looks like by a photo of all the animals that were. If that makes sense

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  6. I’m with you. I hate the cowardly man who hunts simply for sport and trophy. They are weak and only think of their own needs -a dangerous way to live in my eyes. Keep up the fight to stop this senseless waste.
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  7. Great start to the challenge,Daisy! I’ve told you ,that your love to the animals will shine through,and it trully does! Looking forward to your next post. And wish, that all the coward hunters would become the hunted ones !

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  8. Am in Africa and I didn’t know 98% of this. Why are humans so crazy? I can never understand hunting for pleasure…or that trophy craze. I just don’t get it.

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    1. an ego thing, i guess. which is quite sad and destructive… energy which coulda been used to make the earth better. if only they could see that you don’t get that time back…

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