Big Game Hunting – With darts?

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I came across this article in the National Geographic and it is very disturbing to know that game hunters are now changing their ammo from bullets to tranquilizer darts. All in the name of ‘wildlife conservation’. The justification behind this scheme is that for the conservation of wildlife, they must be caught and administered vaccine. And what better way to do so than have a rich, testosterone driven hunter go after the animal with a gun. Of course, no bullets only darts and no kill, only knock out. What would otherwise be a routine process for the conservationist would now be treated as a ‘game’ and an easy way to raise money for the ’cause’. Check out this article to know more about the rationale behind this idea and the arguments against it – http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2015/05/150514-catch-release-hunting-green-bongo-conservation-animals/#

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