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#1 davidbradford

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Posted 03 August 2015 - 01:31 PM

Delta Air Lines says no to shipping hunting trophies

 

Delta Air Lines on Monday became the latest airline to ban shipping trophies by hunters who want to bring home lion or elephant heads as proof of their conquest. The airline's action comes after worldwide condemnation that began after an American dentist killed the beloved Cecil the lion during a hunt in Zimbabwe.

 

More at:  http://www.latimes.c...-htmlstory.html

 

Couldn't find the Cecil posts so this goes here.

 

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Posted 03 August 2015 - 05:43 PM

"Hopefully this special Beanie Baby will raise awareness"

 

LOL, because no one's aware :lol:  not because they want to cash in on it, oh no it couldn't be that.

 

Am I the only one who is sick of the "Raise Awareness" BS, with the bracelets and the car magnets and on and on. Give us a break already.


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Posted 04 August 2015 - 02:56 AM

...."Americans appear to make up the largest number of foreign hunters who book trophy hunts in Africa, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service director said earlier this year."      .....Of course that had to be thrown in there. Our country is so evil. I wonder how many millions of dollars Americans donate to charities over there. And how many more millions of American tax dollars are given to them? And how many millions of all that the "Leaders" skim off the top for themselves before the residue is distributed to the actual needy. The whole thing is a racket. ....No you are not the only one who is sick of this Red. I only wonder now where this thing is headed next...because it doesn't stop here with Delta Airlines.


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Posted 04 August 2015 - 03:32 AM

Yeah on that! Not even taken into account are all the private donations and American volunteer free docs and other free medical services there helping the locals. American Churches have donated a lot of work and services, also.

 

 

"Hopefully this special Beanie Baby will raise awareness"

 

LOL, because no one's aware :lol:  not because they want to cash in on it, oh no it couldn't be that.

 

Am I the only one who is sick of the "Raise Awareness" BS, with the bracelets and the car magnets and on and on. Give us a break already.

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Posted 04 August 2015 - 03:04 PM

Dallas Safari Club Calls for Lifting of Air Freight Bans on Hunted Trophies

DALLAS - In the increasingly lucrative illicit global market for poached animal products, it is understandable that an airline/freight carrier does not want to be caught transporting illegal goods. However, this week, Delta, American and United airlines all declared an immediate and unconditional ban on transporting any trophy parts from five African species - lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo (also known as the African Big Five). This includes legitimate hunting trophies from legal, regulated hunts.

DSC is urging the airlines to reconsider. These bans are arbitrary and ill informed. There is a clear distinction between legitimately hunted trophies and poached game products, and there are already rules, laws and international treaties in place to ensure legal transport of hunted trophies. Import/export of trophies is administered by various government and non-government agencies - CITES and IUCN at the top of that list.

The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) is the leading authority in the world on the importation of animals. Their rigorous process requires certain controls on international trade in specimens of selected species. "All import, export, re-export and introduction ... has to be authorized through a licensing system:" (from www.cites.org).

Additionally, the IUCN (International Union for the Conservation of Nature) is responsible for categorizing animals as "endangered, threatened, vulnerable," depending on many markers. Lions, leopards, elephants are hunted legally under conditions determined by biologists and sanctioned by national and international governments. Cape buffalo (Syncerus caffer) populations are very abundant and are of "Least Concern." (www.iucnredlist.org)

DSC Executive Director Ben Carter said, "Legal hunting for these species is a conservation tool that sustains and enhances, not threatens, populations of these animals. In fact, the inclusion of buffalo in the freight ban suggests that misinformation and emotion, not science or common sense, seem to be influencing this decision."

The black rhino is critically endangered, but populations are increasing, thanks to conservation measures that include selective hunting. In 2014, a hunter paid $350,000 at the DSC convention for the privilege of a rare government-issued hunting permit, in accordance with CITES. The proceeds, 100 percent, went to the issuing government agency in Namibia to continue their conservation efforts. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service allowed the import of this trophy after a public comment period.

The hunting industry in Africa alone, by some reports, puts as much as $200 million into the economy.


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Posted 04 August 2015 - 06:53 PM

While airlines ban hunting trophy shipments, UPS says it won’t bow to controversy

Hunters and others looking to ship lion, leopard, elephant, rhinoceros and buffalo heads and other big-game trophies across the world still have options available, even as Delta Air Lines, American Airlines and Air Canada announced this week that they will no longer allow such cargo on their planes.

Shipments of hunting trophies are still allowed by United Parcel Service, a UPS spokeswoman told The Washington Post on Tuesday, noting that the global shipping giant follows U.S. and international laws, not public opinion, in determining what it will and won’t ship.

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Posted 05 August 2015 - 03:31 AM

Good for UPS!  The illegal dentist lion kill sure opened a can of worms.

 

Companies are jumping on the results just like anti gun nuts, no logical thinking behind any acts or opinions.


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