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Barry Pottie Potgieter
Barry Pottie Potgieter

To achieve exotic coloring in Wildlife consists of Interbreeding which is Frowned upon by Conservationists and Hunters and as far as I can Remember, it is illegal, will have to peruse the Regulations. Breeding Hybrids like the Mixing of the Black and Blue Gnu (Wilde Beest) is highly Illegal, they are not even allowed to walk the same confined camps and if kept on one game farm, to be separated in WELL fenced camps separated with quite a few kilometers from each other. I Suspect wild life is...

To achieve exotic coloring in Wildlife consists of Interbreeding which is Frowned upon by Conservationists and Hunters and as far as I can Remember, it is illegal, will have to peruse the Regulations. Breeding Hybrids like the Mixing of the Black and Blue Gnu (Wilde Beest) is highly Illegal, they are not even allowed to walk the same confined camps and if kept on one game farm, to be separated in WELL fenced camps separated with quite a few kilometers from each other. I Suspect wild life is going to clamp down on these interbreeding fashions soon to try and conserve a Healthy species populations. The Parks Board at this time has one hell of a job and is understaffed and is treated as the Step Child by the Government with under funding and the likes. Get rid of Kort broek van Schalkwyk and get a real Conservationist appointed.

Rian Geldenhuys
Rian Geldenhuys
  • Barry Pottie Potgieter

We should submit names of true environmentalists to the President, whom he should then appoint to Cabinet, thereby reflecting the will of the people.

Anne Rasa
Anne Rasa

The people who drive this ridiculous market - the biggest hornspread, the most unusual colour variation etc. etc. - are the hunters, especially those from abroad, not so much the wildlife buyers. The breeders are just providing hunters (at shockingly high prices) with a 'trophy' they can take home and hang on their wall to show off with. Wildlife buyers stock their game ranches with these "exotics" not because they want them themselves so much (they almost never breed true) but so that they...

The people who drive this ridiculous market - the biggest hornspread, the most unusual colour variation etc. etc. - are the hunters, especially those from abroad, not so much the wildlife buyers. The breeders are just providing hunters (at shockingly high prices) with a 'trophy' they can take home and hang on their wall to show off with. Wildlife buyers stock their game ranches with these "exotics" not because they want them themselves so much (they almost never breed true) but so that they can advertise them in hunting magazines all over the world to get a hunter to "bite". They also, by the way, get a very good return for their money. The "starry eyed" people in this case are not the wildlife buyers but the hunters that want "that little bit extra, that uniqueness" and are prepared to pay through the nose for it. When the hunting stops, THEN the market will collapse, not before.

Ελενα Βρεττού

It is so sad! We are not capable of love and respect towards nature! We hate the beauty.

Marcel Gerin
Marcel Gerin

To criticize is so easy...but only SA is really saving wildlife, the game farms for meat production when culling or for "well paid safari" for hunting trophies, all that preserve's animal conservation by the income of foreign money....take that business away, and who is going to finance farms, private reserves etc... Then we can say by-by to the wildlife in Africa......Words are many and very easy,....but, money, material donations are an other subject and too often avoided.. With no...

To criticize is so easy...but only SA is really saving wildlife, the game farms for meat production when culling or for "well paid safari" for hunting trophies, all that preserve's animal conservation by the income of foreign money....take that business away, and who is going to finance farms, private reserves etc... Then we can say by-by to the wildlife in Africa......Words are many and very easy,....but, money, material donations are an other subject and too often avoided.. With no hesitations all must be done to save all thos beauties of Mother Nature......

Connie Brady
Connie Brady

Day after day it's some kind of war on animals. It really doesn't make a difference if it's South Africa, North American, Europe, etc. it seems that when it comes to wildlife it's never in their favor. More importantly the so-called divisions, departments, agencies that are suppose to stand-up and manage our animals/wildlife.
are the ones that are decimating America's wildlife - here in the USA no one is listening. The USA is not wildlife friendly. Guess, that's why nothing going on around the world surprises me, it just makes me sick.

Guin Ryan
Guin Ryan

Take a look at the laws in Oklahoma .for a 8 wi old tiger 600 $ .anything you want. Then look at G W park in Oklahoma . Who ends up with them . And breeds them then sales them on ..they say to feed the rescue ones . Didn't make sense . Ligars.

Jan Ayton
Jan Ayton

Most of these animals are migratory and roam hundreds of miles, it's sickening to know they are cooped up in fenced enclosures. The mental state of these marvelous animals can only be imagined.

Margrit Harris
Margrit Harris

Okay, I'll get emotional on you!
Just makes me sad when folks exploit living creatures. Be they people, domestic or wild animals/birds. There should be a law against that.... against exploitation of living beings, end of story!
Thanks for your work on this very important issue STIR, it is much appreciated.

Joyce Mantz
Joyce Mantz

Leave our beautiful wild animals alone. Let them flow free in the nature that was meant for them. They feel paid just like we do. There blood is red just like ours. Save all wild life.

Margot Stewart
Margot Stewart

The DEA has lost control of the Wildlife Industry, whose interests are protected by their lackeys. Basically, the Wildlife sector provides protected employment for dis-enfranchised Whites in South Africa. As a sector it is highly non-compliant and rebellious. The sooner the Government clamps down on this sector the better it will be for the country.

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