The following is the text that accompanies the video at YouTube:
"Published on Apr 3, 2018How does trophy hunting benefit conservation? Can hunting animals really insure the well-being of a species? Are anti-hunting organizations really in the best interests of animal populations? These questions and more are answered by conservationist that are living amongst the African wildlife. Hanson Inspired visited South African in May 2017 with the intentions of forming our own opinion on trophy hunting. Neither of our film makers have previously witnessed a trophy hunt or the conservation aspect of ranchers in South Africa. The numbers don't lie. No other form of tourism provides the funding and labor required to sustain or revive wildlife population that trophy hunting offers. South Africa's wildlife populations are thriving with the help of trophy hunting while Kenya, Botswana, and other countries that banned trophy hunting are seeing animal populations plummet."
I must agree with Billc and Shootist43. The word trophy in with hunting does not accurately depict our purpose and unfortunately all us on this site know that the hunting public is the leading force in conservation. It is a good video that is working to get the right message out there, don't know who other than us, is listening!
It's my hope that the choir members here will share this with members of the congregation ( both hunting and non- hunting )
Share it now!
Then, maybe, bring it up in conversation later over a cup of coffee, or a pitcher of beer at the bowling alley, or at the doggie park.
If we don't take the opportunity, who will?
If ever there was a time that hunter-conservationists around the world could do the wildlife ranchers and farmers in RSA a "solid", that time is now.
Very well done. Good words about conservation. I would like to hear more statistics on how the RSA industry grew after the 1992 law giving game ownership to ranchers. This is a fundamental part of the story. Privatization always works better than total government control and they are the proof. I don’t know the numbers but the growth since then has been tremendous.
Greetings all! I've been a hunter for 50 years, but only now planning a trip to Africa. I was fortunate and successfully bid on a couple hunts for plains game in SA later this year and next. Also a rare Native Texas (5th generation) and USMC Vet. Hunt safe y'all!