Moping about Mopane

BY JOHN NASH Recently, a trophy bow hunter killed a lion on the outskirts of Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe. Apparently, the lion was called “Mopane” and, inevitably, it has created a brouhaha on antisocial media and re-opened the earlier storm over another lion, “Cecil”. As expected, UK newspapers have jumped on the latest story and stirred up a tsunami of rage, churning out the usual … Continue reading Moping about Mopane

Fact Checking Sir Ranulph

BY JENS ULRICH HØGH Sir Ranulph Fiennes has once again embarked on a crusade against hunting. This time in an article in The Times on July 1st. As usual, he is not afraid of working creatively with the truth. He outrageously claims without further documentation that: “Half the animals shot by trophy hunters are wounded rather than instantly killed, say US studies.” My educated guess is … Continue reading Fact Checking Sir Ranulph

What Happened to British Press Standards?

BY JENS ULRICH HØGH Dear Editor, The British press has a vast global audience. Media giants like The Times, The Financial Times, The Guardian, and BBC are highly regarded as credible sources of information around the globe. Rigorous British press standards surely helped to build such a stellar reputation. Unfortunately, I feel that these once high standards seem to be on a slippery slope of … Continue reading What Happened to British Press Standards?

A Myside Biased Perspective

BY JOHN NASH I have been asked to review the following book: First, this book is not an academic treatise. It is a rude, anti-hunting rant dressed up in pretentious academic verbiage. If you are an anti-hunter, you’ll think it is a wonderful and important bible, confirming all your wildest delusions about cruel, evil hunters. If you are a hunter, you will be angered by its blatant mischief, … Continue reading A Myside Biased Perspective

Not Fiennes!

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!

Shouldn’t We All Think Twice?

CSM EDITORIAL Images of dumb Americans posing beside the corpses of lions and other animals they have shot dead on ‘hunting holidays’ appals most people. There’s an overriding sense of a terrible waste of the animal’s life. It’s easy to feel hate towards the killers just as it’s easy to feel hate towards poachers who kill rhinos and elephants – alongside other wildlife – mostly … Continue reading Shouldn’t We All Think Twice?