The reality is that most people live in a somewhat porous environment where their only contact with the wild regions of Africa is through television and other “not always completely accurate” media. Walt Disney has a lot to answer with anthropomorphism!
So let’s look at some facts of life in Africa. Despite what most Walt Disney media outlets believe, almost no African animal dies from old age. Everything eats everything else in the African bush and the African ecosystem is very sensitive and requires careful scientific management if wild places and their inhabitants survive into the future for the enjoyment of future generations.
Our client safaris represent high revenue for the country in question and low environmental impact (which is the opposite of photo safaris) and are all part of a government-run game management program in whatever country it takes place. Carry out the hunt. All pre-hunted animals have received the necessary licenses and permits (local, national and international), which must be issued by the corresponding Park Board and CITES (Confederation for International Trade in Endangered Species).
All customers are also always accompanied by a fully qualified and licensed professional fisherman during their safari. All these professional hunters are regulated, inspected, and authorized by these national or regional park boards and/or hunting departments. These professional fishermen are a group of highly-skilled, experienced, and highly professional men and women. All of them are also members of the relevant national professional fishing association in that particular country (i.e. South African Professional Fishing Association).
The fisherman’s client will pay a large sum of money to cover his camping expenses, which cover full board and camping, hunting services, and many different government fees charged to the fisherman and his companions. This camp (which would not exist if it were not for the fisherman) offers job opportunities for many local and international employees. (cooks, maids, cleaners, etc.) You will then pay a sum of money for each animal you catch. This amount is used to pay salaries to hunters (local and professional) to pay for vehicles cared for locally by local labor) and a large proportion is paid to the Parks Department or related hunting department, which uses it to fund more research and game conservation. . .
The fisherman also spends large additional currencies and creates more jobs “at home” with local pachyderm experts, hotels, airlines, airlines, and so on.
All trapped animals are animals that may need to be euthanized to maintain the balance of the ecosystem. If one species is allowed to bloom too much, it means the decline of the other species and the possibility of their extinction. This occurs, for example, when a species consumes all species of trees or shrubs to a height that young species cannot reach to feed. When this happens, the species that cause it must be removed to maintain the balance of the ecosystem.
If the dominant species is not controlled by numbers, not only shepherds and explorers will suffer, but also predators and debris, and eventually, even the dominant species themselves can be eaten out of their habitat, causing mass death. An example could be the rise and fall of lions in Kenya’s Masai Mara, where hunting is not allowed, or a more shocking graphic example is the collision of elephants and other hunting groups that took place in Kenya’s Tsavo region. During the 1971 drought when the government refused to euthanize part of the affected population to ensure adequate food supply for the rest. As a result, several thousand elephants and a large number of other game animals died in the area. The story of this shameful example of political correctness and mismanagement is eloquently told in Peter Beard’s Endgame.