You know those game ranches that produce trophy animals for people to hunt?
You know– the ones that both the animal rights activists and the self-styled defenders of the “true hunt” defame?
Well, they are actually saving endangered species! And the US Fish and Wildlife Service used to agree!
Check out this 60 Minutes piece on the role that these ranches are playing in saving certain endangered species.
I have a very different view of these ranches than I once did. I’m opposed to canned hunting in which people shoot animals in cages, but I have nothing against these well-run game ranches.
Altruism alone won’t save many endangered species. Economic value is a very is very important conservation tool, whether people want to admit it or not.