Rhino hunting approved by wildlife delegates

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Oct 4th, 2004, 04:58 PM
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Rhino hunting approved by wildlife delegates

"Wildlife conservationists and government delegates on Monday approved proposals by Namibia and South Africa to kill and export as hunting trophies a small number of endangered black rhinos, protected under an international treaty."

I don't care how few they export to trophy hunting. One is way too many for me.

The rest of the story:

http://www.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/asiapc....ap/index.html

In addition:

"Earlier Monday, Namibia and South Africa also won approval for export quotas for leopards, also protected by the treaty. Limited trade in the cats has occurred in the past with the consent of CITES."


This conference is off to an interesting start. So much for protecting endangered and threatened species!
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Oct 4th, 2004, 05:03 PM
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And msnbc's article on the conference so far...a little more in depth:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6140092/

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Oct 7th, 2004, 12:48 PM
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Divewop and Rocco:

Thank you both for sharing the websites.

It is abhorrent to even think about this. There are many areas in Africa where rhinos and leopards are non-existent - it's a shame if they do indeed have an abundance that they don't share them with areas with none.

There must be a lot of rich men with very low testosterone levels who feel the need to prove themselves in this way. They must be also contributing heavily to members of CITES in order for this to get pushed through.

Rocco, if you would like to rock the boat and start something with CITES on this one I'd be glad to join you!

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