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According to the 'news' -- war in the North Africa and Congo, lion populations dropping, habitat loss and closing of 'game preserves'. And now we lots of 'approved' building in Minneapolis. Question I have is why people get all 'wacked' on their drug 'issues' (and no I DON't 'care' about YOUR 'addictions' and YOUR 'problems') when they obviously have a lot of 'government' hunters--that are killing animals in Africa and elsewhere and destroying habitat everywhere--living here and spending all that 'free' tax money that needs to go back into habitat--NOT into 'pretty little dwellings for people' that ALREADY HAVE dwellings.
I guess it more glamourous to talk about the habitat loss in Africa than in our own state. Take a look around at our waters, the majority are polluted yet we keep draing wetlands and wonder why we have 100 year flood s every couple of years. When are drinking water becomes polluted , we will spend billions on trying to improve it, in the mean time we keep destroying habitat!
Nobodyy talking about human population growth...not even the environmentalists.
When will preservationist figure out that hunters are a species best friend? You see, we do NOT care if A single animal survives; we want hundreds, thousands, or millions, depending on the species. We spend a lot of time, money, and effort trying to secure a place to hunt that has game. BTW, ivory poachers are NOT hunters, they are killers, and are a by-product of cultures that create a ridiculously profitable market for that ivory. An elephant "sold" to a big game hunter generates money for the government, economic activity for everyone involved in transportation, housing, and guiding, and in most African nations, both a little money and the elephant for food to the local population. The poacher provides none of that. So when the scientist whines about overhunting, he almost for sure is talking about poaching for the market for ceremonial ivory handled knives in the Mid-East or aphrodisiacs for the East Asians, NOT the guy from here going on a trophy hunting safari. Bill G.
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