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Our Wild World

Our Wild World

Monday at 8 AM Pacific

October 24th 2016:CITES: CoP-OUT with Chris Mercer

As the dust just begins to settle from CITES, the veil lifts and the shock waves of the decisions ripple across the world- through the conservation communities and the ‘industry’. The other side altruism is business, and philanthropy and conservation today has become very big business indeed, when model base is ‘utilization’, ‘consumptive’ and a flip definition of ‘sustainable use’. There is a disturbing trend with far reaching consequences when wild life becomes, as my guest Chris Mercer calls it, Alternative Livestock. Domestication of once wild animals as commodity, spin it into somethin

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Chris Mercer

Retired from a lengthy legal career as an Advocate (Attorney) in Zimbabwe and Botswana, Chris and his partner, Bev, returned to South Africa in 1984, where they farmed in the Western Transvaal for ten years when they relocated and establishing a wildlife rescue and rehab center in the Kalahari. When Chris read the Cook Report exposing the canned lion industry, he wrote and published of the book 'Canned Lion Hunting - a National Disgrace'. Chris and Bev have become part of the conservation and animal welfare landscape and champions against the canned lion industry both in South Africa and internationally, and the formation of The Global March for Lions has taken off across the world. You
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International Campaign Against Canned Hunting

CACH is focused on exposing the shocking cruelty of the canned hunting industry From the publication and distribution of their textbook 'Canned Lion Hunting - a National Disgrace' at the turn of the new millenium, Chris and Bev have become part of the conservation and animal welfare landscape in South Africa. What is animal advocacy? Essentially, it comprises raising awareness, using all media to expose the evils and the cruelty. Canned hunting only exists because of a failure of government policy, and then it is ferociously defended by wealthy vested interests. Canned hunting can only be abolished by a sustained campaign to raise awareness, and to change policy. Then, an informed publi
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https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2129/our-wild-world 23/10/2017 08:00 23/10/2017 09:00 Our Wild World https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2129/our-wild-world As the dust just begins to settle from CITES, the veil lifts and the shock waves of the decisions ripple across the world- through the conservation communities and the ‘industry’. The other side altruism is business, and philanthropy and conservation today has become very big business indeed, when model base is ‘utilization’, ‘consumptive’ and a flip definition of ‘sustainable use’. There is a disturbing trend with far reaching consequences when wild life becomes, as my guest Chris Mercer calls it, Alternative Livestock. Domestication of once wild animals as commodity, spin it into something appealing and call it conservation. The general public is being misled. In shiny halls and cafes back room deals political favor and alliances are being made, and at this level it’s about trade, and trade is about money. New boundaries are being crossed, losses expanding, and the last frontier, wild life, is under siege. VoiceAmerica | Talk Radio | Online Talk Radio studio@voiceamerica.com false DD/MM/YYYY Add to Calendar
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