The Lefts war on hunting

Girls Just Wanna Have Guns has the story, and it will frighten anyone who hunts. And it should frighten anyone who, like me, does not really hunt, but cares about liberty, and about the very positive things outdoorsmen do for wildlife and the environment.

There is an organized jihad being waged by radical environmental and animal rights activists against hunting, fishing, and trapping.  Some of this push is overt, while other efforts are subtle yet equally sinister.

These radical groups hope to substitute natural resource harvesting activities (such as hunting) by humans as the long-standing preferred method of wildlife management, and to instead adopt a new approach incorporating a theoretical but unrealistic natural predator-prey environmental balance.

We all area ware of the “unintended consequences” of so many Liberal ideals. This will be no better I suspect, and the animals would suffer greatly, and if they would suffer so would the environment. Here is more

The details of this extravagant theory were first laid out by Earth First co-founder David Foreman. In his book, Rewilding North America ( http://tiny.cc/hkbkjx ) , he says:

“Specific actions that best meet my criteria for continental-scale conservation are the following:

  • Reintroduce carnivores wherever possible
  • Reintroduce beavers and other highly interactive species
  • Establish species recovery goals for ecologically effective populations
  • Generally halt all predator and “pest” control
  • Reform wildlife management to adopt a more ecological approach
  • Select and design new wilderness areas based on ecological principles
  • Protect all large roadless areas on public lands
  • Create larger roadless areas in the East
  • Remove livestock from much of the public lands
  • Reform livestock grazing where it continues
  • Prioritize simple soil and gully erosion control
  • Prohibit big tree logging
  • Develop standards for ecological restoration in wilderness areas
  • Remove abandoned and unnecessary livestock fencing
  • Restrict all motorized vehicles to designated routes
  • Reduce the miles of public lands roads
  • Stop bogus R.S. 2477 (highway right-of-way) claims
  • Establish landscape permeability as a public land management goal
  • Identify and remove or mitigate barriers to wildlife movement
    • Encourage ecological management of private, corporate, and tribal lands important for linkages
  • Identify private lands that should be acquired on a willing-seller basis
  • Restore a natural fire ecology
  • Remove destructive, unnecessary dams
  • Restore or mimic natural, over-the-bank flooding, where possible
  • Establish in-stream flow as a beneficial water use
  • Prioritize removal of exotic species that threaten native species and wildlands
  • Design networks for climate change . . . .”

For the record, I do not oppose the reintroduction of carnivores to areas where they once resided. I think that would be a good step. The rest of that list, however smacks of radicalism disguised as environmentalism.

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