Most readers of Fog of Chaos would be aware that the Federal LibNats Government, unsurprisingly, showed it spinelessness once again, this time by forbidding crocodile safari hunting in Northern Territory. The various Northern Territory governments, to their credit, have been pleading with the successive Federal governments for the last twenty years. However, the minuscule but noisy animal rights lobby won its another battle against humans. Supposed “cruel and inhumane” treatment was ostensibly the main reason.
I guess that most of the people in the so called “humane” organisations support an abortion on demand; and excuse cliteridectomy, stoning, child rape, spearing and beheading by the need to respect the ancient cultural practices, both here and elsewhere.
There were other, unstated or understated “reasons”. The image of the white hunter – white, therefore racist, is embedded in what the Left’s useful idiots would be pleased to call their brains. The rich old white men – the label, by the way, designed to incite envy and even further divide the population – are currently under sustained and coordinated attack by the socialist and crypto-socialist International. Witness the outpourings of The Age, The Time, The Economist, The Guardian and, of course, the taxpayer’s own Australian Broadcasting Commission.
The crocodiles are being culled in Northern Territory and the NT Government could permit safari hunting, albeit without Federal export approval of trophy skins, teeth etc. That would not be too attractive to a typical well-of trophy hunter, who, needless to say, financially supports the survival of game species in Africa and elsewhere. That reality does not cramp the style of the ban-everything brigade. The Humane Society International (Australia) says that “the rejection of the plan was a wise thing, and that trophy hunting is an outdated approach to the management of wildlife”. One wonders what they smoke.
In my, admittedly the time-proven cynical opinion, there was another reason. Safari hunting could provide employment opportunities for the Aborigines, commensurate with their abilities, and provide a degree of independence. [See Fog of Chaos Aboriginal literacy and its enemies] The aboriginal dependency industry can not possibly have that.