25 February 2013|
SA Hunters question WWF’s stance on rhino horn trade
SA Hunters strongly refutes the preposterous statement by Colman O’Criodian of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) that legalising rhino horn trade would increase poaching. It was reported in the media last week, that both WWF and Traffic would oppose any pro trade proposals at the CITES meeting in Bangkok from 3 – 13 March.
O’ Criodian, who claimed he had visited South Africa a while ago, said the calls from South African game farmers and rhino owners’ to legalise the trade were ‘ridicilous’, and that there were many ‘ethical issues’. These so-called ethical issues were not explained. How ethical is it to allow the extinction of a species through irresponsible actions?