Anonymous asked: There are some reputable african game hunts which use proper methods and actually do contribute to the local economy/conservation, but unfortunately those are few and far between. I wish the countries that had these valuable animals would actually manage the hunting properly so that they and the animal populations can benefit off the people willing to spend thousands to shoot a lion
The fact is that hunting in South Africa DIRECTLY funds conservation in many places. Without rich hunters, I wouldn’t have been able to visit that country and go through my conservation/ field skills/ survival skills training.
I think it’s either blezbok or bontebok (can’t remember which right now) which only exist because hunting associations bred them for shooting, without those hunters the species would have gone extinct. But there are certain species which can’t be hunted sustainably and that also has to be considered.
It’s so complex and the reason it’s so debated is that there really isn’t any one easy solution.
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they bioaccumulate toad toxins in nuchal glands for defensive purposes, all while making their own predatory venom in maxillary glands
Poison – a toxin that gains entry to the body via the gastrointestinal tract, the respiratory tract of via absorption through intact body layers (e.g. ciguatoxin). Typically alkaloidal or other ring structures
Venom – a toxin or mixture of toxins that can only gain access to the body through a wound (e.g. by a fish spine or snake fang). Typically proteins or peptides.
Nothing, like something, happens anywhere.
Neil Gaiman Fragile Things (via sempiternale)
Actually it’s a Philip Larkin quotation. (I sigh when I notice things I said have gone to be attributed to other people, so try and correct things when I notice other people quotes have attached themselves to me.)