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February 14, 2020


Our Issues Twin Cities
Episode 51
Trophy Hunting HUNTING IS AN AGE OLD ACTIVITY
PRACTICED FOR CENTURIES AN ACTIVITY MANY FIND ESSENTIAL BUT
WHEN DOES THIS ANCIENT PRACTICE CROSS THE LINE AND WHEN DOES
HUNTING SERVE IT’S PURPOSE I’M RANA KAMAL THIS IS OUR
ISSUESTWIN CITIES IN THE SPACIOUS FIELDS OF
SANDSTONE MINNESOTA LIES A SAFE HAVEN FOR WILD CATS AT THE WILD
CAT SANCTUARY OVER 100 BIG CATS IN LARGE LANDS SIMILAR TO THEIR
HABITAT NO WILD CAT SHOULD NEED A
SANCTUARY THEY SHOULD BE LEFT IN THE WILD NOT KEPT AS PETS NOT
KEPT AS TROPHIES TAMMY FOUNDED THE WILDCAT
SANCTUARY IN 1999 AS A NON PROFIT NO KILL RESCUE FACILITY
FOR WILD CATS OUR MAIN MISSION IS TO END THE
CAPTIVE WILDLIFE CRISIS MOST PEOPLE DON’T REALIZE HOW MANY
BIG CATS ARE KEPT AS PETS IN THE UNITED STATES AND IT’S
DETRIMENTAL TO THE CAT AND IT’S ALSO FOR PUBLIC SAFETY AND SO
OUR JOB IS TO PROVIDE A FOREVER HOME AND INSPIRE CHANGE TO END
THE CAPTIVE WILDLIFE CRISIS HOW COMMON IS PRIVATE OWNERSHIP
OF WILD CATS HERE IN THE US IT’S HUGE HERE IN THE US WE
RECIEVE UPWARDS OF 30 CALLS A MONTH FROM PEOPLE WANTING TO
SURRENDER THEIR BIG CATS THEY PURCHASED AS PETS IN MINNESOTA
ALONE WE ARE LUCKY THAT IN 2005 WE PASSED A LAW THAT OUTLAWED
PRIVATE OWNERSHIP OF EXOTIC ANIMALS AND WE REMOVED 33 LIONS
AND TIGERS FROM PRIVATE HOMES JUST THE SUMMER THE LAW PASSED HOW DANGEROUS IS PRIVATE
OWNERSHIP TO THE POPULATION OF
WILD CATS HUGELY I MEAN WHEN WE ARE OVER
BREEDING TIGERS IN CAPTIVITY HERE IN THE UNITED STATES WE’RE
CONTRIBUTING TO AN INTERNATIONAL PROBLEM OVER BREEDING OF CATS
HERE A TIGER IS FREE TO A GOOD HOME YOU CAN’T EVEN SELL A TIGER
FOR 500 DOLLARS ANYMORE THEY’RE NOT WORTH ANYTHING IN THE US BUT
THEY ARE WORTH A LOT ON THE BLACK MARKET SO IF YOU WERE TO
KILLAND TAXIDERMY AND CUT OUT A TIGER YOU CAN GET UPWARDS OF
10-THOUSAND DOLLARS SO WE’RE FUELING THE INTERNATIONAL PART
TRADE FOR EXOTIC ANIMALS AND THAT’S WHY HAVING LEGISLATION
EDUCATION HERE IN THE US IS
REALLY IMPORTANT THE ISSUE SURROUNDING WILDCATS
QUICKLY SURFACED AFTER THE TRAGEDY OF ONE AFRICAN LION THAT
SPARKED AN INTERNATIONAL OUTRAGE HE WAS VERY CLEAR IN HIS
STATEMENTS THAT IF HE HAD KNOWN THAT THIS LION MEANT SOMETHING
TO THAT COMMUNITY THAT HE WOULD NOT HAVE KILLED THIS LION BUT
HE’S NOT REPENTANT FOR KILLING HE;S NOT EVEN REPENTANT FOR
KILLING CECIL DALLAS WAS THE EXECUTIVE
DIRECTOR OF THE ANIMAL RIGHTS COALITION FOR 8 YEARS TODAY SHE
REMAINS A STRONG ANIMAL ACTIVIST TROPHY HUNTING IS NOT A NEW
TREND IT’S BEEN AROUND FOR DECADES WHY DID THE KILLING OF
CECIL THE LION STIR UP SO MUCH
CONTROVERSY IT’S BECAUSE CECIL HAD A NAME
AND MOST OF THE ANIMALS THAT ARE USED IN OUR SOCIETY THEY’RE
UNSEEN THEY’RE UNKNOWN THEY HAVE REAL IDENTITY THAT DISTINGUISHES
THEM FROM ANY OTHER ANIMALS OF THEIR KIND SO WITH CECIL HE
WASN’T JUST A LION HE WAS THIS LION HE WAS A PARTICULAR LION HE
WAS RECOGNIZABLE ON SITE PEOPLE KNEW HIS HABIT THEY KNEW HIS
PREFERENCES THEY UNDERSTOOD WHO HIS FAMILIT MEMBERS WERE AND
RELATIONSHIPS TO ONE ANOTHER SO THAT REALLY MADE CECIL AN
INDIVIDUAL AND IS SOMEONE WITH A PERSONALITY AND THAT MAKES HIM
MORE RELATEABLE THE GENERAL PUBLIC DOESN’T
REALIZE EVERYDAY THAT TROPHY HUNTING IS HAPPENING
INTERNATIONALLY BUT ALSO HERE IN CAN HUNTING HERE IN THE US
AND CECIL THE LION IT WAS A HORRIBLE TRAGEDY BUT BECAUSE HE
WAS A SPECIAL LION AN KNOWN TO CONSERVATIONISTS AND THE LOCALS
AND WAS BRINGING IN A LOT OF ECO TOURISM DOLLARS PEOPLE
REALLY GRAVITATED TO THAT ISSUE AND SAID THIS IS CRAZY HOW CAN
WE KILL SUCH A LION THAT RESEMBLES SO MUCH SPANNING FOR DECADES TROPHY
HUNTING WAS A POPULAR PAST TIME ESPECIALLY HERE IN THE UNITED
STATES TOPHY HUNTING IS NOT A DIGNIFIED
SPORT THERE’S NO REASON FOR IT THE CONSERVATION VALUE BECAUSE
OF THE MONEY THE HUNTER GIVES IS SO MINISCULE OF WHAT GOES
BACK INTO THAT COMMUNITY INTO THE ANIMALS THAT I THINK THE
OUTRAGE WAS THERE THAT THIS
HAS TO STOP WHAT WOULD COMPEL SOMEBODY TO DO
THIS WHAT WOULD COMPEL SOMEBODY TO SPEND 55-THOUSAND DOLLARS AND
FLY HALFWAY ACROSS THE WORLD AND GO KILL A LION I CAN’T
FATHOM THAT I THINK MOST PEOPLE CAN’T FATHOM THAT WHAT I DO
THINK IS THAT THERE IS SOMETHING MY PERSONAL BELIEF IS THAT
THERE’S SOMETHING DEEPLY WRONG WITH THE YOU KNOW SOME LEVEL OF
IDENTITY OR CONFIDENCE OR LIKE THERE’S SOME DEEP SEEDED
INSECURITY OR SOMETHING THAT COMPELS THESE PEOPLE TO GO OUT
AND DESTROY AND CONQUER BEINGS THAT ARE PERCIEVED AS POWERFUL
AND DANGEROUS AND THAT YOU KNOW THAT SOMEHOW IS THEY’RE ABLE TO
KILL THESE CREATURES THEN THAT POWER SORT OF TRANSFERS ON TO
THEM IT’S EGO DRIVEN WHY DO WE NEED
A DEAD ANIMAL ON OUR WALL YOU KNOW I’VE SEEN IT OVER AND OVER
I GET TOLD BECAUSE IT’S A BEAUTIFUL ANIMAL IT’S A
BEAUTIFULANIMAL WHEN IT’S ALIVE AND IT’S DOING WHAT IT’S
SUPPOSEDTO BE DOING I DON’T KNOW HOW A DEAD SKINNED ANIMAL
ON THE WALL RESEMBLES ANY OF IT’S BEAUTY IN WHAT IT DID
WHEN IT WAS DOING IN THE WILD WAS THE KILLING OF CECIL THE
LION A CRIME I BELIEVE IT’S A CRIME I BELIEVE
IT’S A MORAL CRIME ABSOLUTELY IT’S AN ETHICAL CRIME YES BUT
THAT’S WHERE THE RED TAPE COMES IN IS THE GOVERNMENT OF ZIMBABWE
ALSO WHAT THE TRACKER WAS DOING AND THEN NOW THAT THIS IS AN
AMERICAN CITIZEN THAT DID THIS WHAT RAMIFICATIONS ARE THERE FOR
AMERICA AND RIGHT NOW AS WE’VE SEEN IN THE NEWS THE HUNTER IS
NOT BEING PROSECUTED AND TO ME THAT’S DISTURBING COMING UP ON OUR ISSUES TWIN
CITIES ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR HUNTING ACTIVITIES IN MINNESOTA
PLUS A LOCAL ORGANIZATION FIGHTING FOR THE PROTECTION OF
OUR VERY OWN ENDANGERED SPECIES THE GRAY WOLD SOMETIMES CALLED
THE TIMBERWOLF HAS FACED HUMAN PERSECUTION HABITAT
DETERIORATION AND THE REDUCTION OF THE GRAY POPULATIONS LEADING
TO THEIR DECLINE OVER THE YEARS THERE HAVE BEEN 7 CASES BROUGHT
FORWARD WHERE THE FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICES TRIED TO
D-LIST WOLVES IN APPROPRIATLY SO MAUREEN IS THE FOUNDER OF
HOWLING FOR WOLVES HUMAN HAVE ALWAYS HAD STRONG
EMOTIONAL FEELINGS TOWARDS WOLVES WHETHER IT BE FACINATION
FEAR OR HATRED WHY IS THAT WOLVES HAVE PLAYED A ROLE IN
HIMAN CIVILIZATION SINCE AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY STARTED AND
THAT MANY OF THE FAIRY TALES AND MYTHS ABOUT BIG BAD WOLF
WERE REALLY A WAY TO DEMONIZE AN ANIMAL THAT COMPETES WITH
MAN FOR THINGS LIKE HABITAT AND SO IF A FARMER HAS GONE INTO
A WOODED FORESTED AREA CLEARED IT AND TILLED THE LAND WOLVES
WILL BE DISPLACED AND USUALLY THEY WOULD ACTUALLY JUST DIE OUT
ON THEIR OWN BUT PART OF THE AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY ESPECIALLY
IN THE UNITED STATES WHEN WE FORMED AS A COUNTRY WE CLEARED
THE COUNTRY OF PREDATORS ALMOST COMPLETELY INT HE EAST COAST
THEN MOVED WEST AND WE PARALLELED THAT WITH WHAT WE DID
WITH OUR INDIGINOUS PEOPLE WE PUT STRYCHNINE IN WOLVES GAVE
THEM MANGE WE DID AND WE BASICALLY WIPED THEM OUT TO ENSURE THE LONG TERM SURVIVAL
OF MINNESOTA WOLVES HOWLING FOR WOLVES WAS FOUNDED
IN 2012 AS A WAY TO EDUCATE THE PUBLIC AND POLICY MAKERS
ABOUT THE BENEFITS OF A VIABLE WOLF POPULATION WITHIN THE
FOREST ECO SYSTEM HOW HAVE THE STRONG HUMAN FEELIG
THEIR FEAR FACINATION EFFECTED THE WOLD POPULATION LUCKILY THE FACINATION IN TRYING
TO DEVELOP A BETTER UNDERSTANDING IS KINDA WHAT
BROUGHT WOLVES ABCK AND WHAT WE’VE LEARNED IS THAT
THERE’S GREAT ECOLOGICAL FUNCTION THAT WOLVES PLAY IN THE
ECOSYSTEMS WHERE THEY EXIST BASICALLY THEY HELP VEGETATION
GROW THEY KEEP THE TREES GETTING ABOVE BROWSING HEIGHT YOU KNOW
SO THAT THE DEER JUST CAN’T CONTINUE TO BROWSE EVERYWHERE
THEY KEEP THEM KIND OF MOVING AND ESPECIALLY AROUND STREAMS
AND RIVERS SO THAT YOU HAVE BETTER WATER WHEN YO HAVE WOLVES
AND YOU SAW THAT THAT’S WHAT HAPPENED IN YELLOWSTONE BUT
WE’VE ALSO SEEN IT HAPPEN IN WISCONSIN THERE ARE PLACES WHERE
YOU CAN SEE THAT THE FOREST UNDERSTORY PLANTS ARE BETTER
WITH WOLVES THAT HAVE RECOLONIZED IN WISCONSIN AND
SOME PLACES CURRENTLY WOLVES ARE ENDANGERED
SPECIES THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF NATUAL RESOURCES ESTIMATES
THAT THERE ARE ABOUT 2 THOUSAND FOUR HUNDRED WOLVES IN MINNESOTA
TODAY HOW IMPORTANT IS IT TO PROTECT
THE WOLF POPULATION I THINK IT’S VERY IMPORTANT WE
HAVE VERY LITTLE KNOWLEDGE OF EVEN THE GENETIC DIVERSITY OF
OUR WOLVES AND YET WE HAVE PEOPLE THEY’VE BEEN KILLED WITH
EXTREME AMOUNTS WITHIN THE FIRST YEAR OF THEM LOSING FEDERAL
PROTECTIONS THE POPULATION TREND WENT DOWN BY 25 PERCENT ONE
QUARTER OF THE POPULATION WAS WIPED OUT WITHIN ONE YEAR AND
JUST LAST YEAR ONE QUARTER OF THE PACKS DROPPED WITH BETWEEN
2014 AND 2015 OVER NEARLY A HUNDRED PACKS WERE LOST SO
WITHOUT PROTECTION WE CAN’T REALLY WORK ON WHAT WE NEED TO
DO TO RECOVER THE WOLF FULLY THE WOLF POPULATION NOW IS
APPROXIMATLY TWICE THE RECOVERY GOAL SO OUR FEELING IS THAT THE
WOLF HAS RECOVERED AND THAT WAS THE FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE
DID D LIST THE WOLVES CRAIG IS THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
OF THE MINNESOTA DEER HUNTERS
ASSOCIATION BECAUSE THE WOLF POPULATION IS
ALWAYS CONTINUOUSLY BOUNCING BACK FROM BEING ON THE
ENDANGERED SPECIES LIST DO YOU THINK THAT HUNTING THEM WOULD
AFFECT THEIR POPULATIONS EVEN
MORE THEY HAVE NOT BOUNCED BACK AND
FORTH ON THE LIST BECAUSE THEIR POPULATION THE POPULATION ONCE
IT RECOVERS STAYED QUITE STABLE AND HAS INCREASED WHAT’S
HAPPENEDIS THERE’S BEEN JUDICIAL CHALLENGES AND IT’S
BEEN ON THOSE COURT RULING THAT HAS PUT THEM BACK ON THE LIST
AND THEN THE FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICES GONE THROUGH THEIR
PROCESSES AND DETERMINED THAT THERE IS A STABLE POPULATION D
LISTED THEM AND THEN THEY GET SUED AGAIN AND IT’S BACK ON THE
LIST HOW ARE WOLVES BENEFICIAL TO
DEER HUNTERS WE SUPPORT GOOD HABITAT FOR ALL
SPECIES WE WANT A THRIVING WOLF POPULATION BUT JUST LIKE THE
WOLF POPULATION THEY CAN BE MANAGED THE DEER POPULATION CAN
BE TOO HIGH TOO LOW IT SHOULD BE MANAGED AND THE WOLF POPULATIONS
THE SAME THEY NEED TO REACH A SUSTAINABLE LEVEL AND THE WOLF
HAS FAR EXCEEDED THAT AND AS IT GROWS HIGHER YOU HAVE MORE OF
THOSE SOCIAL CONFLICTS DEPRIDATION OF CATTLE HIGH TAKE
ON DEER IN THESE TOUGH WINTERS SO IT’S FINDING THAT BALANCE AND
WE THINK WE CAN MANAGE THE WOLF HERD AND IT CAN BE A REASONABLE
HUNT MINNESOTA DEER HUNTER
ASSOCIATIONWAS FOUNDED OVER 30 YEARS AGO TODAY THEY REPRESENT
OVER 20 THOUSAND DEER HUNTERS AND AS THE CURRENT DEER HUNTER
SEASON IS UNDERWAY THIS WILL BE THE SECOND STRAIGHT SEASON WITH
STRICT LIMITS INTENDED TO LET DEER NUMBERS INCREASE HOW HAS THAT AFFECTED THE DEER
HUNTING SEASON IN THE PAST AND HOW DO YOU PROJECT IT AFFECTING
THIS UPCOMING SEASON WELL WE SUPPORT THE CONSERVATIVE
SEASON OF COURSE WE LIKE TO GET DEER WE LIKE DEER TO EAT
BUT WE LIKE TO HUNT WE LIKE THE WHOLE EXPERIENCE BUT WITH THE
HERD AS LOW AS IT’S BEEN FOR EXAMPLE THE HARVEST LAST YEAR
WAS ABOUT A 139-THOUSAND AND THE HIGHEST YEAR IN 2003 WAS
290-THOUSAND SO IT’S ABOUT HALF OF WHAT IT WAS LITTLE LESS THAN
HALF AND SO WE NEED TO BRING THAT HERD BACK AND TO BE CLEAR
HUNTERS LIKE TO HUNT BUT WE WANT THE DEER HERD TO BE ROBUST AND
HEALTHY AND SO A SCALED BACK HUNT IS GOOD I CAN SPEND MANY
DAYS IN THE STAND AND NOT SHOOT A DEER AND BE VERY HAPPY
ENJOYING ALL THAT HAS TO DO WITH THE GREAT OUTDOORS AND ABSORBING
IT ALL THE EXPERIENCE OF IT SO ANOTHER CONSERVATIVE SEASON
THIS YEAR IS GOOD AND WE’LL SEE THE MILD WINTER LAST YEAR HAS
LED TO A LOT MORE DEER A LOT MORE DOES WITH TWINS AND THE
HERD IS RESILIENT AND WILL
BOUNCE BACK SOME PEOPLE BELEIVE ANIMALS
BELONG TO THEIR NATURAL HABITAT AND SHOULD NOT BE HUNTED WHY DO
YOU THINK HUNTING IS ESSENTIAL I THINK THERE ARE TWO COMPONENTS
HERE THERE’S A CULTURAL COMPONENT AS I JUST BRIEFLY
TALKED ABOUT THAT IT’S IN OUR HERITAGE MY ANCESTORS WHEN THEY
CAME OVER THEY HUNTED FOR SUBSISTANCE BUT NOW TOO THERE’S
A BIOLOGICAL COMPONENT TO IT WE WITH OUR HABITATION HAVE
CHANGED THINGS AND THERE’S A BALANCE OF POPULATIONS AND
THINGS BUT WE HAVE HIGH NUMBERS OF DEER YOU HAVE SOCIAL ISSUES
THAT GO WITH CAR DEER ACCIDENTS DEPRIDATION OF CROPS ETCETERA SO
IT’S FINDING A BIOLOGICAL BALANCE AND THEN HAVING THE
SOCIAL COMPONENT AS WELL THAT THE HERD IS MANAGED BY THE
DNR TO HAVE A SUBSTAINABLE LEVEL BUT NOT CREATE HUMAN DEER HUMAN
ANIMAL CONFLICT AND ALTHOUGH MANY LIKE CRAIG
SUPPORT THE WOLVES ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT MAUREEN CONTINUES TO
ADVOCATE ON BEHALF OF THE PROTECTION OF ALL WOLVES WHAT WOULD A WOLFLESS WORLD MEAN IF YOU GO TO PLACES THAT HAVE NO
TOP PREDATOR IN THEIR ECOSYSTEM YOU WILL SEE A BARREN KIND OF
FOREST WE’LL HAVE LESS BIRDS LESS INSECTS FOR THE BIRDS
BASICALLY LESS OF A LOT OF DIFFERENT ANIMALS AND THE
COYOTES TEND TO TAKE THE TOP SPOT THEN AND THAT CREATES
PROBLEMS FOR THE FOXES WHICH THEN WE THINK MAY EVEN CREATE
PROBLEMS OF MORE LYMES DISEASE SO THERE ARE FACTS THAT WE THINK
ARE HAPPENING DON’T HAVE ABSOLUTE PROOF BECAUSE FRANKLY
WE DON’T HAVE VERY MANY POPULATIONS OF WILD WOLVES THAT
HAVE BEEN LEFT UNDISTURBED UPNEST ON OUR ISSUES TWIN CITIES
THE EFFECTS BIG GAME HUNTING HAS HAD ON OUR WILDLIFE TODAY THERE ARE 41 THOUSAND
ENDANGERED SPECIES WITH AN ESTIMATED 16 THOUSAND THREATENED
WITH EXTINCTION MORE THAN 500 LIONS ARE KILLED
EVERY YEAR IN AFRICA AS TROPHIES RESULTING IN THE SEVERE DECLINE
OF THE SO CALLED KING OF THE
JUNGLE HOW HAS THAT EFFECTED THE LION
POPULATION I BELIEVE THAT A LOT OF THEM ARE
BRED FOR THIS PURPOSE AND SO THEY’RE BRED IN FACILITIES
SPECIFICLY TO BE AUCTIONED OFF TO PEOPLE FOR A PRICE AND OFTEN
TIMES THOSE ARE CALLED CANNED HUNTS WHERE PEOPLE THEY PAY THE
MONEY AND THEY’RE GUARANTEED A KILL WHICH IS FOR THE MOST PART
WHAT HAPPENS WITH THESE EXOTIC ANIMAL HUNTING EXPEDITIONS SO I
THINK THAT WHEN YOU KILL AND TAKE OUT ESPECIALLY THE MORE
DESIREABLE THE MORE DESIREABLE INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE THE MORE
IMPRESSIVE LOOKING ONES THE MALES WITH THE BIG MANES AND THE
ONES WHO KIND OF HAVE THIS AURA OF MASCULINITY AND DANGER
AROUND THEM LIKE I SAID BEFORE I THINK THAT DESTABILIZES THE
COMMUNITY OF THOSE ANIMALS AND CAUSES A LOT OF DIFFERENT
PROBLEMS AND CAUSES PROBLEMS WITH POPULATION BUT ALSO
ECO SYSTEMS A LOT OF THE WILD TROPHY
HUNTINGS OUT THERE AREN’T NECESSARILY WILD AFRICAN LIONS
WHAT’S HAPPENING IT IS FUELED THE TRADE WHICH IS CAPTIVE BRED
LION FARMS IN AFRICA AND THESE ANIMALS ARE BRED FOR THE SURE
PURPOSE OF BEING SHOT BY A TROPHY HUNTER IF YOU LOOK AT A
LOT OF THESE TROPIES THAT ARE ON THE WALL THEY’RE NOT SHOWING ANY
SCARS ON THE FACE OF THESE LIONS THEY’RE IMPECCIBLE A WILD LION
THAT’S BEEN IN THE WILD FOR SEVERAL YEARS IS GOING TO HAVE
SCARS IT’S GONNA SHOW WHAT IT DOES IN THE WILD WHICH IS
HUNTING AND PROTECTING AND THESE TROPHY HUNTERS DON’T WANT THAT
SO WHAT IT IS IS IT’S FUELING A TRADE WHERE WE’RE JUST BREEDING
LION CUBS THAT ARE ACTUALLY PRETTY TAME AND DOMESTICATED
PUTTING THEM INTO FREE LAND JUST FOR A HUNT AND A KILL AND
THAT’S VERY INHUMANE THE BIG GAME HUNTING INDUSTRY IS
BELIEVED TO CONTRIBUTE OVER 200-MILLIONS DOLLARS A YEAR TO
AFRICAN GOVERNMENTS OR IN SOME COUNTRIES TROPHY HUNTING APPEARS
TO BE THE PRIMARY DRIVER OF LION POPULATION DECLINE
OUTSIDE PROTECTED AREAS TROPHY HUNTING IS NOT AGAINST
THE LAW BUT DO YOU THINK IT
SHOULD BE ILLEGAL I THINK AS A SOCIETY WE REALLY
NEED TO RE THINK KILLING ANIMALS FOR FUN I JUST THINK THAT WE DO
WE HAVEN’T GONE I THINK MOST PEOPLE WOULD SAY OK IF YOU’RE
GOING TO CONSUME AND EAT THE ANIMAL WE SEE THAT THERE’S A
VALUE TO THAT ESPECIALLY FOR UNGULATES LIKE DEER AND ELK BUT
PRETTY SOON WITH THE TREND OF OUR WILDLIFE GOING DOWN I THINK
WE REALLY NEED TO COMPLETELY KILLING FOR FUN OF COURSE WE SUPPORT HUNTING
RESONABLE HUNTING I THINK WHAT WAS SO EMOTIONAL ABOUT THE FACTS
AS THEY WERE LAYED OUT IN THE CECIL SITUATION WERE NOT GOOD
THEY ARE NOT SOMETHING WE’D BE INTERESSTED IN WE BELIEVE IN
FAIR CHASE WHICH MEANS THAT YOU HUNT WITH AN ETHIC IN THE WAY
HEY PRESENTED THAT AND AGAIN THE WAY IT WAS PRESENTED I DON’T
KNOW THE FACTS OF THAT BUT THE IDEA THAT THE NAIMAL WAS LURED
OUT OF THE PRESERVE THEN KILLED AND ALL THE OTHER FACTS WITH IT
WERE NOT WHAT WE’RE ABOUT THERE’S DEFINITLEY MANY OTHER
WAYS TO CONSERVE WILDLIFE AND I DON’T BELIEVE THAT THEY’RE
SAYING THAT TROPHY HUNTING CONSERVES WILDLIFE THAT IS A WEB
OF UNTRUTH HOW IMPORTANT IS IT TO PROTECT
OUR WILDLIFE VITAL ALTHOUGH I WOULD SAY
THEY’RE JUST PROTECTING WILDLIFE I THINK THAT I DON’T REALLY
CONSIDER THEM TO BE OURS AND I THINK THAT THAT WAY THAT
COMMON WAY THAT WE TEND TO THINK OF THEM IS OUR WILDLIFE OUR
ENVIRONMENT OUR RESOURCES THAT PLACES THIS WE
AUTOMATICALLY PRESUME THAT THESE THAT THESE CREATURES OR THESE
LANDS OR RIVERS OR ECOSYSTEMS THAT THEY ARE SOMEHOW
INHERIENTLY WE HAVE A RIGHT TO DO WITH THEM AS WE PLEASE AND
MY BELIEF AND THE ANIMAL RIGHTS COALITIONS BELIEF IS THAT THEY
EXIST AND THEY DESERVE THEY HAVE INHERIANT WORK ON THEIR OWN THAT
THEY DON’T NEED TO BE OR HAVE ECONOMIC VALUE THEY DON’T NEED
TO HAVE THEY DON’T NEED TO BE A BENEFIT TO HUMAN BEINGS THEY
JUST DESERVE TO HAVE SPACE AND BE ON THIS PLANET AND LIVE THEIR
LIVES JUST AS WE WOULD LIKE TO WITHIN OUR FUTURE GENERATIONS A
TIGER MIGHT BE GONE IN THE WILD WITHIN 25 YEARS LIONS ARE
CLOSELY THERE BEHIND WE NEED TO PROTECT WILDLIFE IN THE WILD
PROVIDE THEM FUNDING FOR PROTECTION FOR LAND SPACE AS
WELL AS RANGERS ON THE GROUND TO PREVENT POACHING AND
HUNTING OF OUR WILDLIFE AND THROUGH THE EXTENT OF THE
INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC OUTRAGE OVER THE KILLING OF CECIL THE
LION ROSE AWARENESS AND EVEN DREW ATTENTION TO IMPORTANT
ISSUES FACING THE WILDLIFE
CRISIS WHAT DO YOU HOPE PEOPLE GET OUT
OF THE WHOLE CONTROVERSY OF CECIL THE LION SO MANY OF US ALSO ARE
COMPLICENT IN PARTICIPATING IN HARMING ANIMALS FOR WHEN WE
DON’T NEED TO AND THAT’S WHAT I WOULD LOVE FOR PEOPLE TO
RECONSIDER IN THEIR OWN MINDS HOW THIS LOOKS IF THEY’RE ANGRY
ABOUT IF THEY’RE ANGRY ABOUT WALTER PALMER FOR KILLING CECIL
FOR FUN THEN ARE THERE THINGS THAT THEY CAN DO IN THEIR OWN
LIVES NOW THAT WOULD ALLIEVIATE ANIMAL PAIN AND SUFFERING AND
VIOLENCE IF WE DON’T SPEAK UP THERE’S
GOING TO BE MORE CECIL THE LIONS IN THE FUTURE AT STAKE EACH ONE
OF US HAS THE POWER TO MAKE
CHANGE THANK YOU FOR JOINING ME THIS
WEEK ON OUR ISSUES TWIN CITIES
I’M RANA KAMAL SEE YOU NEXT TIME

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