“If we want wildlife to be around for future generations, we have to understand that that wildlife has to have a value. If it doesn’t have a value, especially in the continent of Africa, it is going to be gone.”
“Living next to a black rhino is a nightmare.”
When the whole Cecil the Lion thing blew up, I kept quiet, not wanting to have the Wrath of the Internet (or of even just my friends) come down on my head. But I thought the dentist was being demonized without good reason. Surely he shelled out $50,000 for a hunt because he wanted a legal hunt. If anyone is to blame here, surely primary blame should be on the professionals he hired.
Today I’m gathering my courage and posting about this, because yesterday I listened to a Radiolab episode on this. Twice.
You may find hunting detestable. You may think it is in conflict with conservation. But I want to ask you how much money you have given to conservation this year? In your lifetime?
The least you can do is listen. Listen to this.
Or download from Radiolab and listen later
The Rhino Hunter on Radiolab.