Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Live - Cocoa, FL; Hunt - Mims, FL; Lk. Poincette, FL; Union, SC
Most of the "angry" people were not even Scottish. Of those that are Scottish, how many put one dime into wildlife management? Sad news spawned by an anti-hunting "Social Media". That it rose to a level to spur the feckless and spineless Scottish politicians to "just do something" is a horrible mismanagement of resources. Those politicians should be replaced with the level headed kind.
I bet the young lady (and her party) spent a small fortune to go to Scotland, purchase a permit, hire a guide, hunt for days, eat at restaurants, purchase lodging, solicit taxidermy, pay shipment home, and all other miscellaneous purchasing a group does on an extended holiday to a foreign land. We know the WWW will never STFU, but it should.
When the WWW's Animal Rights Warriors succeed in getting hunting in Scotland banned, who then carries the water for those Scottish places? It surely won't be the "angry WWW people" who were the instrument of getting it condemned, but it will be the responsibility of the feckless local politicians who just wanted the media storm to go away rather than standing up with some balls and a backbone and fighting for the rights of the people of Scotland to manage wildlife in the manner in which the experts and economy demand.
Where hunting is a legal activity that feeds the local economy and maintains a balance in the carrying capacity of the land to the wildlife thereon, hunting should remain a wildlife management tool to the benefit of the people of Scotland.
It is past time to IGNORE the WWW's Social Media. They go away soon enough...squirrel.