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60 Minutes - 1/29/12 - Canned Game Hunting

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If anyone saw this, they showed amazing game reserves (or at first glance would appear to be) with many species that were unique and/or due for extinction, but not located in Africa. Rather 'farms' in Texas (where else... duh!)... but I was almost sick watching.

Besides the fact that these farmers had many species (an oryx I'd never seen before and quite beautiful... but many hundreds of them), that have been relocated here, breeded to increase the herds, they're open for hunters... as 'income producers.' Some animals can be had for as little as a few thousand dollars a kill, others in the $40-$50K range as the Cape Buffalo. Do tell when the Cape Buffalo was near extinction? Also seen there were giraffe (believe the reticulated ones).

When asked about conservation, unlike the woman who is trying to eliminate this practice, and if slowly, but slowly seems to be accomplishing such practices, all of the ranch/farm owners were insistent that they were preserving the game..

Oh do give me a break... you pay to transport them from whichever country, to save them, breed them and then kill them!

While there are pros/cons re hunting, and in some instances understandable (I personally have mixed feeling on this), but can you explain how if someone can afford $40K, they can't fly to Africa (or other continent) where this is legal, rather than we have 'farms' in our own backyard?

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