BY RON THOMSON Dear Editor, Coming out of the current “Ban Trophy Hunting” controversy in Great Britain at this time, there are a great many misconceptions that need to be exposed and explained. And within the general ‘conservation’ field as a whole, there are a great many other so-called “statements of fact” that are nothing of the kind. The British people owe it to themselves, … Continue reading The Endangered Species Fallacy
BY JOHN NASH Oh, dear. A cruel and evil trophy hunter has murdered, for money, one of Africa’s last great bull elephants, an elephant that many tourists were clamouring to see. He could have provided thousands of photo-tourists with unknown years of pleasure. Now the poor people of Botswana have been deprived of years of tourist income, the magnificent bull has lost his right to life, and the … Continue reading Cecil
BY JOHN NASH Last week, the Mirror ran a typical piece of infantile nonsense about a Trophy hunting and Field sports website, Bookyourhunt. The article features quotes from Mr Goncalves and his faithful side-kick, Sir Ranulph Fiennes. The picture shows, back row from left to right, Eduardo Goncalves of the Campaign to Ban Trophy Hunting. (CBTH), Dr Mark Jones from the Born Free Foundation, thesp Peter … Continue reading Not Fiennes!
BY JOHN NASH People, particularly sane, level-headed people, typified by readers of CSM, may often wonder how large numbers of apparently normal, everyday people can be whipped into a mob capable of monstrous and inhuman acts. May I introduce you to a particularly evil monster of such outrageous proportion that you may suffer the vapours simply reading about him. He is called Ron Thomson, mass … Continue reading The Strange Case of Ron Thomson
BY JOHN NASH Hunting regularly comes under fire from supporters of animal rights, vegetarianism and folks who are concerned with ecological extinction. The heaviest fire directed at trophy hunting in Africa, replete with visions of Victorian Rider Haggard types in pith helmets blasting African animals in all directions. Talk about barking up the wrong tree. Modern Africa is very different. Most trophy hunters go to South Africa, … Continue reading A Funny Old Game