Overhunting has led to extinction of much of Our wildlife throughout the world, as a strong and noteworthy history prevails here. Today’s hunters, calling themselves sportsmen to mellow the effect of the term hunter (i.e. because of negative connotations directly related to hunting history) remain nothing more than re-made wannabe’s, or blowhards, thinking their tales bring them into manhood.
The price of extinction now, with the availability of current wildlife low at best, conclusively remains unacceptable to the majority. Many of this majority state clearly, to sacrifice our wildlife to hunters of today is simply disgusting and unwanted.
Examination of the Extinct Species List demonstrates beyond doubt the realm of excessive overhunts. A good example here is Lord Ripon, an Englishman and touted English Safari Club member, who died in 1923. He bragged about his kills insistently — 500,000 kills of birds and mammals. This amounts to 67 living animals for every shooting-day of his hunting life. One can only imagine the membership and how this may prevail on their mind-sets of today — being awkwardly and obviously psychopathic at best.
Fish and Wild Services – State and Federal
Excessive hunting remains a problem within our wildlife and outdoor regions, as we have not learned an adequate lesson from history yet. The Fish and Wildlife Services structure, or paradigm toward management, is based on the principle that since hunters pay for licensing, then they are the crowd to appeal toward.
Forgotten is the fact the Fish and Wildlife agency situation is predicated upon the Stewardship of our wildlife, not hunting. Management and proper techniques of fostering and protecting our wildlife is a priority and the soul source of establishing such government, both state and federal, agencies — and the majority of taxpayers do pay for this attribute.
If this has changed many taxpayers, including this taxpayer, would like to know, as we acknowledge current administrators in the Fish and Wildlife services may be misrepresenting their budgets as well as the need for this type of agency. It is not, nor ever has been, an agency to provide sportsmen with easier or more plentiful hunts; rather, a thorough management of wildlife! Not management toward extinction, then move-on to another species for extinction, as long as the hunters or sportsman lobby groups are happy!
A survey of Americans find that the acceptable practice of hunting for meat obtained large approval ratings; But these same people, 80% of them condemned trophy hunting.
The fact is throughout history the most sought after animals for a trophy, or today a photo and let the animal rot afterwards, are all endangered species. Not so surprising is the fact that these most sought after species are also the more refined of each species; in another words, these are made up of those animals that should be left to maintain the genetic strength of that particular species.
The Safari Club
The Safari Club, one of many hunters for animal-trophy’s clubs, has a distasteful history at best, especially when dealing with wildlife and Extinct Species. In 1978, for example, the Safari Club International applied to have 1,120 endangered animals shipped to the United States — putting them in pins and shooting them for trophy’s to hang on their walls. When the general Public found out about this situation, the outcry tremendous, and the application pulled.
The Safari Club done the same thing in 1982, kept it quiet, and were successful in acquiring importation of Leopard trophies — yes, pinned and shot from a safe distance, the head stuffed and hung on their walls. The particular species of Leopard they imported is now Extinct, none exist on the face of this planet any longer what so ever. It is gone forever!
Today they want to do similar activity! Other legislation that is critical to sportsmen includes: H.R. 1818 (Young-AK) and S. 847 (Crapo-ID) allowing the importation of a small number of already harvested polar bears; H.R. 1819 (Young-AK) reinstating sustainable use importation of polar bears by U.S. citizens; and H.R. 322 (Miller-FL) protecting traditional hunting and
fishing equipment and other policy issues important to all hunters.” Traditional activity must be questioned here, as their traditional activity has led to many wildlife Extinctions, as outlined on the Extinct Species Lists — Once again, history is quite clear about this.
Jim Hastings described these hunts the best. “They take a hunter, normally a pot-bellied slob with a high-powered hunting rifle and scope, roll him in the dirt a little bit, then point him toward the hay or grain pile at the other side of the pin. They had fed the trophy animal from this pile the past few days, so it will wander over to feed. The hunter in the dirt not more than 40 yards or 50 yards away. He then scopes the animal, then shoots it. The animal is then sent to be stuffed, and the hunter receives the head, or whole animal at home, stuffed, within two or three weeks.” This is not hunting!!!!!
It is plain to observe when we look at any sportsmen lobby groups tenacity, to pass a legislative action, that their history must be observed. History shows they are not conservationists, as they would like people to believe. History shows, and demonstrates, they will directly apply toward, then receive under false pretense, government support for their hunting, and under certain circumstances we must question their term hunting to mean —
History shows their landscape of destruction involves irresponsible conduct and the making of Extinct Species by means not only distasteful, but disgusting as well. Without a doubt, these supposed hunters, could care less, these supposed conservationist, could care less. In reality they do nothing more than liquidate wildlife in a callous manner to the extreme of Extinction.
This is all recorded facts, well documented, throughout the past and involves the current century. A good example today is the massacre of wolves taking place as this article is being written. No more excuses, the hunting of this type must STOP!