Re: Fair 60 minutes piece on Hunting Exotics in US
Here is our "conversation"
CREN: @pferal You are about to destroy three species of animals. They cannot survive in Africa under current regimes. Texas is their only hope.
@pferal Priscilla Feral: @CRENpolitics Wrong. We reintroduced oryxes to Senegal in 1999. Thriving in protected Reserves over thousands of acres.
CREN: @pferal The ranches in Texas are thousands of acres & more importantly, are safe from poachers. 50,000 in Texas, several hundred in Africa.
CREN: @pferal B/c of you, who will provide the money to care for the 50,000 in Texas or do you just want them to die???
@pferal Priscilla Feral: @CRENpolitics Let the oryxes live out their lives on ranches or decent sanctuaries because on April 5, 2012 it's illegal to harm them.
CREN: @pferal I have been 2 Senegal, other African nations, & ranches in Texas. The safest place 4 the Oryx, Addax, and DG to survive is in Texas.
@pferal Priscilla Feral: @CRENpolitics Ridiculous and I was in Senegal 3 wks ago along with your obscene hunting ranches.
CREN: @pferal but they are not going to gain in population on Texas ranches because no one will care for them anymore meaning nearly all will die.
@pferal Priscilla Feral: @CRENpolitics Earth to you: Hunting ranches are not safe for animals hunted. In Senegal, numbers are increasing on protected lands.
CREN: @pferal why did their populations drop in Africa??? One reason is Qaddafi used them as missile practice. Still going to be harmed over there
@pferal Priscilla Feral: @CRENpolitics No. Oryxes were hunted to extinction by French trophy hunters. That's over.
CREN: @pferal how many in Senegal are there???? And by protected, how well guarded? Poachers still can "harm" them very easily in Senegal.
CREN: @pferal first of all, I never said I was a hunter, that was wrong of you to assume. Again, how many live in Africa?
---She never states how many remain in Africa
3B NRA NWTF: I do have to fine you. That will be a thousand dollars Canadian, or 10 American dollars if you prefer.