This isn't the first time I've seen a picture of this kind. A smiling American, or entire family next to some magnificent animal they've just killed. What the **** is it about this that makes people proud? Sick ******* arseholes.
This program charges international hunters a fee to humanely shoot elephants that are destroying the crops, and then uses the meat and hides of the beasts to fund local projects. It also supports schools, health clinics, drought relief and anti-ivory poaching initiatives in the depressed rural provinces in Zimbabwe.
If one puts dollar figures to the immediate benefits to the local people from these safaris, $US2550 cash per elephant goes directly to the local village, plus the benefit of the elephant meat. The local outfitter benefits by over $US5000 to employ up to a dozen local villagers for each expedition, and the balance would end up in a community pool, licence fees are separate and go to the Game Department.
What disappoints me most is that many people have simply attacked me – as they have attacked Glenn McGrath – because they don't like hunting or shooting. That is their right just as much as it is for me to be a shooter or a hunter.
Robert Borsak represents the Shooters and Fishers Party in the NSW Legislative Council.
Here in Europe life is nice.
What's the big deal?
Ora hope you're merely being facetious