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Jim Carver

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CACH is focused on exposing the shocking cruelty of the canned hunting industry
From the publication and distribution of their textbook 'Canned Lion Hunting - a National Disgrace' at the turn of the new millenium, Chris and Bev have become part of the conservation and animal welfare landscape in South Africa. Now formally structured as a registered wildlife charity, Campaign Against Canned Hunting (CACH) is at the forefront of efforts to expose the harm being done by an industry whose whole business model is to make egregious cruelty to helpless animals, routine.

Formed by Chris Mercer and Bev Pervan for reasons related in their book Kalahari Dream, CACH is an animal advocacy organisation.

What is animal advocacy? Essentially, it comprises raising awareness, using all media to expose the evils and the cruelty.

Canned hunting only exists because of a failure of government policy, and then it is ferociously defended by wealthy vested interests. Canned hunting can only be abolished by a sustained campaign to raise awareness, and to change policy. Then, an informed public must persuade US and EU governments to ban the import of lion/predator trophies.

Only that way can the supply of dollars be cut off, and the industry closed down.

All sources of income need to be challenged, especially cub petting, whereby lion farmers are able to externalise the costs of rearing their living targets.

Also the extortionate fees charged to volunteers, who pay to work at lion farms in the naïve belief that they are assisting conservation.

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H/t BaltimoreBrian on WU

Stupid post of the Day:
Chris Garvey • 33 minutes ago

Earth°Kelvin = Sun°Kelvin / 21
The Sun is about 5800°Kelvin / 21 = Earth is about 288°Kelvin
~10°Kelvin° ( or centigrade ) warmer than the 279°Kelvin of a gray ball in our orbit .

5800°Kelvin = 5526.85°Celsius or centigrade = 9980°Fahrenheit (symbol °F)
288°Kelvin = 14.85°Celsius or centigrade = 58°Fahrenheit (symbol °F)

When the Sun gets hotter, the Earth gets hotter.

CO2 shows no historic causality.

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Something to think about when they break tradition.
In the 22 years that I'm reading all kind of superb science in Nature, I've never had the odd experience of seeing an editorial discussing tax plans in a country far away.

Yet, the story is so sickening that even Nature felt the need to abandon science and enter the mud pools of politics. This is proper scary.

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Under the malign influence of the bloodthirsty Trump sons, USFW and the Administration will become an arm of the hunting industry, dancing to the tune of Safari Club International, NRA et al.
Goodbye wildlife protection. Africa Addio.

“A dying culture invariably exhibits personal rudeness. Bad manners. Lack of consideration for others in minor matters. A loss of politeness, of gentle manners, is more significant than is a riot.” --Robert A. Heinlein

I think I may coin the term "quiet riot" seething in contempt.

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And the badass award goes to the lady on the bicycle...who was giving the "thumbs up" to Trump's motorcade as it was leaving the golf resort.
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