Tuesday, May 29, 2012

One Way to Stop Poaching

From The Wildlife Society Blog:
With animal poaching rampant in India, western state allows forest guards to shoot hunters
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A state in western India has declared war on animal poaching by allowing forest guards to shoot hunters on sight in an effort to curb rampant attacks on tigers and other wildlife. The government in Maharashtra says injuring or killing suspected poachers will no longer be considered a crime. More

3 comments:

  1. Extrajudicial killings are murder. Does Fair Chase support extrajudicial killings? If not perhaps a small comment supporting the hiring of more rangers, or equipping them as any other law enforcement might be a good thing. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extrajudicial_killing
    Robb Cadwell

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  2. Robb,
    No Orion doesn't condone extrajudicial killings and you are right more Rangers are needed. As the campfire program showed if the local folks can get value from wildlife (other than poaching) they will help protect it. In Africa the shooting of poachers has been going on for many years with limited success in slowing poaching.
    I posted this to show how dire things are in other parts of the world when it comes to wildlife.
    Thanks for your comments. Eric

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