In a new report published , Citizen of Zimbabwe Ron Thomson has been recognized as a plentiful wildlife hunter.
A Man who admitted that he has killed more than 5000 elephants & 50 hippos has said he is thousands of times unabashed.
In addition to it, The Man wrote on his website that a large number of elephants, he has also shooted more than 800 buffalo, 60 lions (which also includes 6 Man Eater Lios), 40 leopards, fifty Hippos & many of the other animals have been killed by him.
The Man himself has two children, he served his whole, life as a game ranger in African national parks, and he denied being addicted of bloodlust and insisted that he killed to help populations survive.
He said that, “If key species were not reduced, their growing numbers would destroy their own habitats”.
Number of Elephants has been dropped to 400K from 1.3 million in the 1980s, this was all from according to an investigation by the Campaign to Ban Trophy Hunting (CBTH).
In 2016, The Great Elephant Census, showed 352,271 African savanna elephants in more than 18 countries, which is going down by 30% in every 7years.
He told that he no longer regularly does hunting but he can do same if someone invites him. Once he said that, “I’ve done enough in my whole life of the time to satisfy any ‘bloodlust’ people may think I have. It wasn’t bloodlust – it was my job,”
He deprived of being a trophy-hunter or culling animals, said that his job was just as “major population reduction”.
He said that once when he lifted up a rifle towards an animal, he thought “I’ve got to kill it absolutely with one shot”
“I didn’t have any emotions. I’m totally impenitent, a hundred – ten thousand – times over for any of the hunting I’ve done because that’s not the problem. The problem is we’ve got a gang of so-called experts from the West telling us what to do. I’m a trained university ecologist.”
The CBTH discovered that over than 1.7 million trophies were legally traded between 2004 and 2014, including 200K from the species those were threatened.
Eduardo Gonçalves, founder of the campaign, said: “Trophy hunting is a cruel and repulsive hangover from colonial times. The recent surge in elephant hunting shows the production is out of control.”
Lions fared worst, suffering the biggest increase in trophy hunting among key species since 2004.
“I wish I could take you by the shoulders and shake you hard and say ‘don’t suppose everything you’ve heard is correct’,” he said. “The African elephant is nowhere near vanished. People who say this are animal-right-ist NGOs who ask for money and tell lies to get it. When you have a healthy inhabitants you must ensure they don’t amplify afar the capacity of their territory.”
Operations sometimes “overstock” but that is rare in “natural” populations, he said.
“The African elephant population as a whole is in very serious decline,” he said. “There are frequent examples of ‘management culling’ being used as a cover for trophy-hunting. Hunting and ‘culling’ can create more human-wildlife variance issues than they solve. If you remove a mature elephant bull from a flock, young males often display behavior similar to childish felony among humans. This causes more clash and harassment than any other thing.”
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