US Ivory Rules....

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Michael.N.
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Re: US Ivory Rules....

Post by Michael.N. » Sun Jun 18, 2017 9:08 am

The last thing that the string 'sees' is a metal fret. In other words as soon as you fret a note the top nut is entirely out of the equation. In that respect metal makes perfect sense for a top nut. Then again I can't say that I've ever found fault with a nut made of bone or even a hard hardwood either.
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Re: US Ivory Rules....

Post by petermc61 » Sun Jun 18, 2017 10:52 am

Scot Tremblay wrote:
Thu Sep 03, 2015 8:39 pm
Another interesting article sent by a friend:

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-of ... mmercial-b

Pay attention to this point: "Support Limited Sport-hunting of African Elephants:"...wonder how killing them is beneficial to endangered species?
A very slow reply, but I thought I'd tag this response so everybody would know what I was referring to.

There is a very good discussion on this in Prof Michael Sandell's book "What money can't buy: the moral limits of markets" (2012). While not supporting that position, he explains the success controlled hunting has had in growing the numbers of some endangered species (eg rhino) in some countries where their numbers continue to fall in adjoining countries that have not adopted this approach. The moral dilemma is the killing of rare animals for sport vs the observed benefits of saving the species.

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