EIGHT NEW COLOURS ADDED TO SPRINGBOK GRAND SLAM - Genetic Manipulation

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  1. BRICKBURN

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    Due to the fact that Elephant hunting has become run of the mill and boring I am personally awaiting the proverbial "Pink Elephant" phase to round out the trophy room. The darn things just won't breed fast enough and cost too much to feed, so I fear I wait in vane.

    On that note I started to look for other options and was just confronted with a "Black Kudu", "White Blesbok" and we all know about the "grand slam" of Springbok, Natural, Bronze, Black and White.

    The springbok slam has a newly expanded range with EIGHT NEW remarkable opportunities:

    Azurebok
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    Blackbok
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    Canarybok
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    Leopardbok
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    Leafybok
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    Kamelperdbok
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    Red Breasted
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    Whitebok
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    Tigerbok
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    Sunsetbok
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    For the serious discussion/expression of the concern about unethical genetic manipulation of wildlife:


    Source:
    http://www.cic-wildlife.org/uploads/media/Rec_on_Wildlife_manipulation_EN.pdf


    Wildlife and Commercially-Bred Formerly Wild Animals
    RECOMMENDATION CIC_COUNCIL_2_2011.REC01
    RECALLING the Limassol Declaration of the 53rd CIC General Assembly (Limassol, 2006), Resolution CGR4.MOT032 of the World Conservation Congress (Barcelona, 2008) and Resolution CICGA58.RES01 of the 58th CIC General Assembly (Saint Petersburg, 2011);

    RE-ENFORCING the adherence of the CIC to the mission of IUCN to influence, encourage and assist societies throughout the world to conserve the integrity and diversity of nature.....

    RESPECTING that the regulated harvest of individual wild animals conserves, protects and perpetuates the hunted populations and reflects favourably on the hunting community when it
    (i) involves a personal code of behaviour founded in the traditions of Fair Chase;
    (ii) shows respect for local customs and traditions;
    (iii) complies fully with the laws of the state, territory, province and/or community
    (iv) complies fully with international agreements where applicable.

    RECOGNIZING that wildlife should experience its full life cycle without deliberate human intervention with the exception that it may be subject to custodial or manipulative management in order to balance wildlife needs with the needs of people and the requirements of the forestry and/or agricultural sector respectively;
    .....
    .....

    CONCERNED that such exploitation and manipulation of formerly wild animals, if uncontrolled, may have detrimental effects on biodiversity and unwanted consequences for the genetic integrity of animals which live in the wild:
    (i) uncontrollable impacts on natural evolutionary processes including changes in behaviour, breeding patterns and reproductive cycles;
    (ii) genetic pollution of naturally occurring taxa;
    (iii) loss or irreversible alteration of evolutionary significant local wildlife populations;
    (iv) uncontainable expansion of exotic wildlife species outside their natural habitats;
    (v) elevated risk of zoonotic disease outbreaks; (vi) unpredictable impacts on habitats and ecosystems.


    DECLARATION
    1. CIC condemns the unethical manipulation of game animals in order to produce trophies.
    2. CIC confirms its support for fair chase hunting
    3. CIC urges all hunters and hunting associations to oppose such unethical, manipulative practices.

    The 58th CIC General Assembly in Saint Petersburg from 12 to 15 May 2011
    1. RECONFIRMS its Decision of the 53rd CIC General Assembly in Limassol condemning such malpractices;
    2. INSTRUCTS the Executive Committee to work out a Recommendation underlining the need for awareness-building of said problematic issue and committing the CIC to devise and implement adequate measures to counteract such unacceptable practices.
     

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    Good topic, nothing more boring than another golden, black, orange impala oryx or Wildebeest not to even mention kudu, and eland variations....just a sillty artificial game / money making racket.

    Has any of the breedres ever considered the non apparent hereditary implications of these mutations that could become more apparent over a couple of generations of breeding no one really knows what the long term implications are....
     
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    Would be fun to hunt Azureboks and Hot Pinkboks with my bow.
    Almost as fun as shooting at stuffed toys at a fair:p
     
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    Interesting comparison to draw. Brings a certain picture to mind.
     
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    Come on dont tell me your wife wouldnt love a Leopardbok coat!!!
     
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    Jaco,

    How could anyone know the long term implications of such a money maker, this is simply a short term goal.

    Long term implication, HMMMM, they quit breeding these things and lions (color blind or not) would have it a lot easier. Some of those things would stand out at a lady GA GA (BLA BLA) concert.
     
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    My point exactly, once again we are medling with nature for pure short term profit, same old same old!

    Maybe a really short little Leopard bok something that she would almost be wearing.... I can see how I'd like that'
    :)

    My best always!
     
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    You back home yet,or still marketing?
     
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    In Dulles on my way back to Houston, will stop in Dallas on wednesday and be heading home on Thusday.... While I have enjoyed visiting with friends, as always, I must admit that I cant wait to get home to see my little girl and my wife!!:)

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    Brickburn, Willem had an albino Blesbok (female on his property while I was there) made by nature....
     
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    Hold them tight when you get to them.
     
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    Happens.... Moose, Deer, Elk. Seen any bronze elk lately. :)
     
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    Bronze Elk, in Missouri??? No, we are getting a lot of mountain lion sightings this past deer season though. Looking forward to them getting enough of them here so we can have that season too.;)

    Got you pink Elephant outside of a car dealership about one hour away though.:confused:
     
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    He He, the breeders are frowning now....:)

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    Let them frown, (we had a little fun at their expense) because in the morning some knucklehead will show up wanting to shoot one of these "Barbieboks" and then the breaders will be laughing all the way to the bank.
     
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    :cool::p LOL can't contain myself that is epic!!!!
     
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    Jaco that second smiley you put up looks strangely familiar.:p
     

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