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Our Wild World

Our Wild World

Monday at 8 AM Pacific

November 07th 2016:Are Lion the New Rhino with Pieter Kat LionAid

Trade in endangered species is about money and politics, and everything can be had for a price. Is the ultimate price the loss of the very definition of ‘wildness’ when trade models based on privatized farming and domestication of the wild? When the poaching of wildlife happens inside the private fences and the breeders have blatantly stated that conservation is not their goal? Can breeders credibly cry wolf and animal cruelty when the value of the animal is only tallied upon its worth as a carcass or its parts? We’re now seeing in earnest both the expected and the unexpected acid fallout and

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Pieter Kat

Pieter Kat has been involved in a diverse selection of scientific fields for the past 25 years. With degrees in marine biology, genetics, ecology, and evolution from universities in the USA, he elected to travel widely to apply this knowledge. He has spent 10 years in Kenya establishing biological research programs at the National Museums including documentation of biodiversity, genetic diversity, research on predators, and research on a variety of diseases. He has also spent time in the United States working at the University of California, Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, and the Centers for Disease Control. Initially LionAid.org was established in 2004 exclusively for lion research
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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 Trade in endangered species is about money and politics, and everything can be had for a price. Is the ultimate price the loss of the very definition of ‘wildness’ when trade models based on privatized farming and domestication of the wild? When the poaching of wildlife happens inside the private fences and the breeders have blatantly stated that conservation is not their goal? Can breeders credibly cry wolf and animal cruelty when the value of the animal is only tallied upon its worth as a carcass or its parts? We’re now seeing in earnest both the expected and the unexpected acid fallout and backlash of CITES resolutions and the interests at heart in predator breeding facilities. The way it’s going so far, once again, it seems money will win the day as politics and trade negotiations put our earth and its living biosphere on the table to the highest bidders and the depth of what is wildness becomes sidelined. VoiceAmerica | Talk Radio | Online Talk Radio studio@voiceamerica.com false DD/MM/YYYY Add to Calendar
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