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Poachers are thieves, We the public are the victim

Wildlife is a public resource, and poaching is theft of public property. There. We said it.

 

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife estimates poachers kill as many animals as legitimate hunters do -- with several differences.

-- Legal hunting limits the kill and the season for animals that are part of the "annual harvestable surplus." Poachers kill year-round, even during breeding season.

 

-- Hunting fees support our wildlife management and outdoor conservation. Poachers don't pay for tags, thus depriving the state of revenue.


Read more here: http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2014/03/01/3504135/our-voice-poachers-are-thieves.html#storylink=cpy

 


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Siam Poulsen (Lucas)'s insight:

I think that this article is true because poaching is murder.  You are ending a life for money, isn't that murdering.  Legal hunting i still don't support but at least its legal.  In legal hunting there are limits and there is a time to stop but poaching is year round like the article says. the poachers don't care whether the animals are in a particular season or not they just want to kill the animals and gain some money.  Wen the hunters do something illegal they get caught and possibly jailed, but i'm annoyed that the poachers don't get jailed or sent to court because they never get caught.  I think there should be better security for animals, not when they are about to become extinct but possibly even before the poaching on that animal begins. 

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Africa’s economy grows, but many stomachs are empty | Africa Renewal Online

Africa’s economy grows, but many stomachs are empty | Africa Renewal Online | Africa | Scoop.it
#Africa economy grows, but many stomachs are empty, http://t.co/MS7a0j9fKo, Special edition on #Agriculture, http://t.co/6cYECo5zwR

Via Nawsheen Hosenally
Siam Poulsen (Lucas)'s insight:

This article is about how people in Africa are still needing more food even though their economies are evolving and becoming more sophisticated.  One man says " Africa has the knowledge, the technology, and the means to end hunger and insecurity.  It shows us that the economy has expanded by an annual rate of 5-6% but the food situations has not got a lot better.  This article helps me to better understand Africa because it tells me that the African economy is growing and evolving but the food shortages have not disappeared.  People having very little access to food can be because the roads were not built correctly so the food surplus cannot enter the market and get to the people of Africa.  The topic discussed in the article, I think, a topic that needs to be addressed to immediately.  I think that because it's great that the economy is successfully growing but this should also lead to people not having to be hungry for days until they get food. 

 

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Poachers are thieves, We the public are the victim

Wildlife is a public resource, and poaching is theft of public property. There. We said it.

 

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife estimates poachers kill as many animals as legitimate hunters do -- with several differences.

-- Legal hunting limits the kill and the season for animals that are part of the "annual harvestable surplus." Poachers kill year-round, even during breeding season.

 

-- Hunting fees support our wildlife management and outdoor conservation. Poachers don't pay for tags, thus depriving the state of revenue.


Read more here: http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2014/03/01/3504135/our-voice-poachers-are-thieves.html#storylink=cpy

 


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Siam Poulsen (Lucas)'s insight:

I think that this article is true because poaching is murder.  You are ending a life for money, isn't that murdering.  Legal hunting i still don't support but at least its legal.  In legal hunting there are limits and there is a time to stop but poaching is year round like the article says. the poachers don't care whether the animals are in a particular season or not they just want to kill the animals and gain some money.  Wen the hunters do something illegal they get caught and possibly jailed, but i'm annoyed that the poachers don't get jailed or sent to court because they never get caught.  I think there should be better security for animals, not when they are about to become extinct but possibly even before the poaching on that animal begins. 

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Rwanda denies child soldiers claims--Obama supports

Rwanda denies child soldiers claims--Obama supports | Africa | Scoop.it
Rwanda strongly rejects "ludicrous" claims that it is helping train child soldiers for rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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Looking at this I can see these are men soldiers not children.  That is good news for everyone because to have a child soldier is to ruin a child's future to take away everything that child has worked for and give him a gun.  I don't understand how people can expect children to shoot a gun and I don't understand how they expect children to right in a war and kill other people.  For example I read that this group that was fighting against the government was using child soldiers, imagine the men that fight for the government, they have to fight against and possibly kill small children.  I know that I wouldn't be able to live with myself if I killed a child just because of a between two groups.  I think that Rwanda is not helping train child soldiers because if Obama supports that they don't I would believe him. 

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Ivory trader fined just £1,375 for selling whale and dolphin bone

Ivory trader fined just £1,375 for selling whale and dolphin bone | Africa | Scoop.it

A Battersea man has been fined just £1,375 despite admitting to illegally trading ivory, whale and dolphin bone and marine turtle shell online. Detectives from the Met Police's Wildlife Crime Unit began investigating Alick Brown, 30, from Worfield Street, Battersea, in May 2012 after Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC) raised concerns about two companies. The companies, Arctic Antiques and Ice Antiques, were being run by Brown under an assumed name and traded on eBay.


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Alick Brown had to pay only 1,375 for illegaly tradng ivory, whale and dolphin bone and marine turtle shell online.  Doesn't illegal mean that you have serious consequences or you could possibly go to jail for it? 

Alick traded all these illegal items on Ebay, which amazes me because shouldn't Ebay have some sort of security chekc on what their customers are selling online.  

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Siam Poulsen (Lucas)'s curator insight, February 2, 2014 3:49 AM

This Battersea man killed innocent animals and illegaly traded ivory, whale and dolphin bounce amd marin turltle shell online.  He should have been fined way more than how much he was.  HE traded them on Ebay which should have a security check which chekcs what their cuztomers are selling online.  I thought that doing something illegal had serious consequences, not just a fine of 1,375 piunds.  I thought that you could potentially go to jail, or be fined a lot mroe than that.  I am surpirsed how easy this man got away. 

Julia Connor's curator insight, February 7, 2014 2:55 PM

This is a joke!! How are we supposed to stop people dealing in ivory and other animal bone when they have so much to gain and so little to lose WHEN they are caught! 

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Alarm grows over use of child soldiers in Central African Republic crisis

Alarm grows over use of child soldiers in Central African Republic crisis | Africa | Scoop.it
Opposition and pro-government militias are recruiting child soldiers as the Central African Republic faces a rebellion in the north, the United Nations warned.

Via Jesús GÓMEZ
Siam Poulsen (Lucas)'s insight:

This article is about a rebel group raiding two villages even though the government has recently made peace offerings with the group.  The rebels are demanding the resignation of President Francois Bazize.  This is happening in real life,  the reels had attacked two towns in the Central African republic despite the fact that the government has made peace offerings.  I can relate to what I'm presently studying because I'm studying child soldiers and this helps me to understand how real this is.  The rebels are not stopping and will continue using child soldiers.  This article helps me to better understand Africa by telling me that the government are trying to solve these problems but the rebel groups are not cooperating.  I think that the rebels not cooperating with the peace offerings is a sign that the President should just resign instead of let the rebels keep on killing and raiding innocent villages and killing people. 

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Poachers kill six rhinos in a week

Poachers kill six rhinos in a week | Africa | Scoop.it

Six rhinos have been killed in the last one week in spite of new anti-poaching laws that stipulate hefty fines or life imprisonment for offenders. One more rhino was wounded by poachers and is fighting for its life at Ol Pejeta ranch in Laikipia.


Via Wildlife Margrit
Siam Poulsen (Lucas)'s insight:

I'm shocked how people can just kill Rhinos without feeling guilty that they have just ended a life.  Six in one week is a very bad number of rhinos to be killed in one week,  at this rate rhinos will be extinct before we know it.  I hate how something or someone has to be killed for anything to be heard about it.  People try to stop it after hundreds of Rhinos have already been killed.  It's good that a law has been made but that's not going to stop the poachers from poaching.  What will stop them is if they go to jail or see one of their friends go to jail, they might realize the consequences of poaching.  I'm disappointed that the law has just been assigned after years of poaching and illegal trading.  I hear a lot about people killing Rhinos but not once have I seen an article about someone getting jailed, fined yes, but not jailed.  It says here that 'new anti0poaching laws that stipulate hefty fines or life imprisonment for offenders.  Six Rhinos killed in one week there should be quite a few people getting imprisoned or sent to court.

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Ivory trader fined just £1,375 for selling whale and dolphin bone

Ivory trader fined just £1,375 for selling whale and dolphin bone | Africa | Scoop.it

A Battersea man has been fined just £1,375 despite admitting to illegally trading ivory, whale and dolphin bone and marine turtle shell online. Detectives from the Met Police's Wildlife Crime Unit began investigating Alick Brown, 30, from Worfield Street, Battersea, in May 2012 after Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC) raised concerns about two companies. The companies, Arctic Antiques and Ice Antiques, were being run by Brown under an assumed name and traded on eBay.


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Siam Poulsen (Lucas)'s insight:

This Battersea man killed innocent animals and illegaly traded ivory, whale and dolphin bounce amd marin turltle shell online.  He should have been fined way more than how much he was.  HE traded them on Ebay which should have a security check which chekcs what their cuztomers are selling online.  I thought that doing something illegal had serious consequences, not just a fine of 1,375 piunds.  I thought that you could potentially go to jail, or be fined a lot mroe than that.  I am surpirsed how easy this man got away. 

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Siam Poulsen (Lucas)'s curator insight, January 29, 2014 4:12 AM

Alick Brown had to pay only 1,375 for illegaly tradng ivory, whale and dolphin bone and marine turtle shell online.  Doesn't illegal mean that you have serious consequences or you could possibly go to jail for it? 

Alick traded all these illegal items on Ebay, which amazes me because shouldn't Ebay have some sort of security chekc on what their customers are selling online.  

Julia Connor's curator insight, February 7, 2014 2:55 PM

This is a joke!! How are we supposed to stop people dealing in ivory and other animal bone when they have so much to gain and so little to lose WHEN they are caught!