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Ban grouse shooting in England

Ban grouse shooting in England | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it

"Responsible department: Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Intensive management of upland areas for the ‘sport' of grouse shooting has led to the near-extinction of the protected Hen Harrier in England, as well as increased risk of flooding, discolouration of drinking water, degradation of peatbogs and impacts on other wildlife."

Garry Rogers's insight:

GR:  Hunting is not a human right to be protected until all of the desired species are gone.  Sport hunting should be banned completely.  More and more species' populations are falling to dangerous levels.  Protection, not preying, is what is needed now.  Hunters need to take up photograph, and if that isn't violent enough, they can try boxing or football.

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"Extreme Huntress" and hunting's flimsy facade

"Extreme Huntress" and hunting's flimsy facade | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it

Kathleen Stachowski   Other Nations.  "How extreme does one have to be to earn the title of "Extreme Huntress"? Don't let the diminutive -ess suffix trick you into thinking this title is a shoddy substitute for the real (male) deal. These women will get up off their childbirth bed to score a trophy–and tote two-week-old Junior along for the thrill of the kill."

Garry Rogers's insight:

GR:  If we do not find ways to curb the killer defect in humans, one day we will be placing Mountain Lions on the endangered species list and then on another day they will all be gone.

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V. C. Bestor's curator insight, June 22, 5:30 PM

These women belly up to the lowest-set bar.