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Nolte is paying big bucks for a small army, to prepare everything for him, so that he can take the perfect shot, in total comfort.   Over-pampered executioners like Nolte should be placed in the wild, alone, with a loincloth and flint-tipped spear, instead of an immaculately stylish safari suit and high-powered rifle.  That should even up the odds a bit.  Then let him try to make like Tarzan.

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1 hour ago, bludog said:

Nolte is paying big bucks for a small army, to prepare everything for him, so that he can take the perfect shot, in total comfort.   Over-pampered executioners like Nolte should be placed in the wild, alone, with a loincloth and flint-tipped spear, instead of an immaculately stylish safari suit and high-powered rifle.  That should even up the odds a bit.  Then let him try to make like Tarzan.

 

Actually, the Nick Nolte safaris is run by a local, who has the same name as the actor.

 

Actor Gerald McRaney is the one who killed the leopard.

 

In the 1980s there was a video of Gerald McRaney killing a small tame pig that was running and screaming in a small fenced enclosure.

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Big game hunters that spend lots of money to hunt on these concessions spend so much money supporting the legal hunting industry that they fund all kinds of conservation efforts.  At least, that's one side of the tale.  The money protects way more animals than are killed, and funnels money (and meat) into communities.

 

No matter what you think of the hunter himself, it's very possible he is a beneficial force in terms of protecting species and habitats.

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1 hour ago, splunch said:

The money protects way more animals than are killed, and funnels money (and meat) into communities.

 

True that.

 

Another aspect is resident farmers usually resent game reserves because of crop destruction and livestock predation by protected species.  But in many places, controlled, legal hunting has gone far to change local people's attitudes from loathing wild animals, to appreciating them.   Legal sport hunting injects money into the community by providing steady jobs for locals.  And all the necessary hunting licenses and permits are expensive.   Luxury hunting safaris require an enormous amount of labor, usually for small parties of hunters and their families.   Also, big game sport hunters spend money locally on everything from equipment to entertainment.  Taxidermy business do well.  New stores open up with safari clothing and supplies.

 

Some of this is partially true of sightseeing tours, as well.  But sport hunters tend to be wealthier and spend much more on private safaris. 

 

Sport hunters, as opposed to poachers, are constrained to hunt only certain species and/or sexes and degrees of maturity, of the game.  All this is checked by officials after a kill and violations are fined heavily.  Wildlife biologists monitor animal populations, carefully and no species is ever put in danger by legal hunting.

 

Canned hunts by safari is like legally enforced trickle-down theory.  A kind of international social democracy arrangement.

 

But canned hunts require very little skill on the part of the hunter.  There is no tracking or intimate knowledge of the environment required.  That is done by paid, local trackers.  And, armed with telescopic sight mounted, high-powered rifles, the sport hunter is only fooling him/herself to think there is an appreciable chance they could be mauled or stomped.  And if they do miss, paid and similarly armed professional hunters are there for backup.  It is total domination of nature, with virtually no risk.  And the rest of the time is spent in the lap of luxury.

 

 

 

 

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Does the great actor Nick Nolte care if his name is being used for this African Big Game production?

 

I dunno. If it were me, and I were Nick Nolte the actor, I would at least say, no, not in anyway. I'm against it entirely.

 

Peace!

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