ETHICS AND WELFARE IN MANAGEMENT OF DAMAGE-CAUSING ANIMALS
Tim Snow
Wildlife Poisoning Prevention & Conflict Resolution
Damage-causing animals are viewed with contemptuous hatred by many South African farmers because depredations cause huge financial losses. Farmer response is often to kill the damage-causing animal at any cost, regardless of the practicality or legality of the management method applied. Analysis of the problem, the causes and the resultant management by application of systems thinking and scientific information indicates that environmental drivers of these conflicts are poorly understood, and that random emotive management of damage-causing animals may not resolve conflict, but by destabilising predator populations may exacerbate the problem. Quoting the words of Socrates, “I cannot teach anything, I can only make people think”, the author will offer a graphic presentation from the field, illustrating and questioning many barbaric and inhumane practices.

 

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ETHICS AND WELFARE IN MANAGEMENT OF DAMAGE-CAUSING ANIMALS
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