Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Keeping Up With The Kardashians

Will wonders never cease. A prominent liberal rag media outlet has recognized that hunting - including trophy hunting - actually benefits not only wildlife, but local communities as well.

Outcry for Cecil the Lion Could Undercut Conservation Efforts
Despite intensifying calls to ban or restrict trophy hunting in Africa after the killing of a lion named Cecil in Zimbabwe, most conservation groups, wildlife management experts and African governments support the practice as a way to maintain wildlife. Hunting, they contend, is part of a complex economy that has so far proven to be the most effective method of conservation, not only in Africa but around the world as well.

“There’s only two places on the earth where wildlife at a large scale has actually increased in the 20th century, and those are North America and southern Africa,” said Rosie Cooney, a zoologist who is the chairwoman of the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s Sustainable Use and Livelihoods Specialist Group. “Both of those models of conservation were built around hunting.”
Along those same lines, during our recent Wyoming trip we got into a 'discussion' about the death of Cecil the lion. The conversation grew a little heated, with the anti-hunting contingent focused on the barbaric and inhumane aspects of Cecil's death. This was early on, when details were still unclear. Suggestions that we wait for more information, or that hunting actually is a sound conservation practice, were met with scorn and derision. A local cowboy put an end to the discussion with the observation that there were other, more important problems in the world than what happened to Cecil.

I was reminded of that comment when I read the following story.

News anchor walks off-air during Kardashian segment
A Florida news anchor with zero interest in keeping up with the Kardashians stormed off the set during a live broadcast — rather than report that Kylie Jenner has a new bunny named Bruce.

“Nobody cares about this family anymore!” anchor John Brown can be heard screaming off camera in the “Good Day Orlando” clip, which aired last Friday.

“... I refuse to talk about the Kardashians!” the anchor seethed as he stood up and walked off set. “You are on your own, Amy. I can’t do it, I’ve had enough Kardashians! I can’t take any more Kardashian stories on this show!”
Kudos to him. With all the problems facing this country we need more people who are informed about the issues, not the antics of some worthless dysfunctional clan that is only famous for being famous.


Old NFO said...

That's two good ones on the same day!!! :-)

CenTexTim said...