You mean we can't pillage the earth and all its creatures for whatever we feel we desire at the time?!?!?! Darn... foiled again... How did that ever pass our hedonistic calculus and come into law?!?!Mickey_C wrote:It's not surprising, it's already impossible to travel with brazilian rosewood guitars without the passports and selling ivory is already banned on e - b a y anyhow.
I hate to rain on people's parades, but I think the benefit to endangered species is worth such a small sacrifice by musicians.
Earlier this week a BBC Radio 4 programme, Big Game Theory presented another side to this, one where conservation in some African countries is dependent upon properly organised game hunting and things would be much worse without it. It is worth listening to (you might need first to download a BBC Media App.)Mickey_C wrote: Also it's been pointed out by numerous environmentalists of note that photo-safaris have always generated more money for the parks than revenues of hunting endangered species.
It was not old enough.bear wrote:I just saw something on Antiques Roadshow. There was an object that was made with ivory and tortoise shell. They said that at one time it would have been very valuable, but now it's worthless and could not be sold legally.
This suggests that Palmer the dentist was some kind of innocent dupe, but didn't he deliberately travel all the way from one continent to another for the sole purpose of killing stuff? I don't know exactly what he is but "well-wisher" isn't the term that springs to mind.Mickey_C wrote:Oftentimes the hunters, even if well-wishers, are completely unaware of this. The dentist who shot Cecil the lion comes to mind, as does the owner of Jimmy John's.