|Forum topic by AlaskaGuy||posted 02-24-2016 05:58 PM||665 views||0 times favorited||9 replies|
02-24-2016 05:58 PM
The kind of makes me laugh at all the moron who were so upset with that dentist.
Bubye Valley Conservancy, whose owners include Charles Davy, father of Prince Harry’s former girlfriend Chelsy, now has more than 500 lions, the most in the country’s dwindling wildlife areas.
But they have been destroying populations of antelope, giraffe, cheetah, leopards and wild dogs after the driest summer on record kept grasses low, making them prime targets.
Such was the worldwide outcry, Palmer was forced into hiding for months and other big-game hunters have feared receiving the same treatment if they went to Zimbabwe.
Staff at Bubye, which spans some 850,000 acres, say the population has become unsustainable and may be forced to kill 200 lions to keep it under control.
But they have launched an appeal for other wildlife sanctuaries or institutions to take them first to prevent that happening.
‘If anyone knows of a suitable habitat for them where they will not land up in human conflict, or in wildlife areas where they will not be beaten up because of existing prides, please let us know and help us raise the money to move them.’
Bubye found itself at the centre of controversy last month after it emerged it planned to stage a raffle with the chance to kill a lion as first prize.
Participants were offered the chance to ‘win a lion’ on its website, selling 100 raffle tickets at $1,500 (£1,015) each, sparking condemnation from campaigners.
The raffle was cancelled after protests from campaigners.
-- Alaskan's for Global warming!