There’s a delicate controversy surrounding hunting: some believe it’s good for conservation and stand by hunting word and deed while others believe that hunting is something that simply kills the animals, is a greedy practice and does nothing but take away from nature.
There are exceptions to each rule, of course. And, sure, there are pros and cons to what people may say, however, there’s by and large a lot of evidence that shows hunting has been beneficial to wildlife conservation in the past, and only true hunter-conservationists will know what will REALLY happen if hunting is stopped, once and for all.
In light of this, we came across a short 17-minute documentary that was produced by the Professional Hunters’ Association of South Africa (PHASA).
They’ve helped shine a light on this very sensitive topic, and it’s nothing less than compulsory viewing for anyone who takes wildlife conservation very seriously.
The after effects of the various bans on hunting in Africa has created something of a paradox that people largely ignore. In this short documentary, they talk about issues that relate to hunting in general and safari hunting in Africa. However, these are the words from the people themselves; the men and women whose lives and livelihood are being changed, on a daily basis due to hunting laws, and everything else surrounding that.
You’ll also hear the story of how two brothers had to resort to poaching just to feed their families.
If we don’t talk about how hunting bans have and can still hurt and remove some of our planets most amazing wildlife, then no one will.
You can watch the whole film below, or watch it directly on Youtube.