Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Mar del Plata, Argentina
Not to argue but just to share my thoughts: Isn't it a bit odd that some species are "protected" but then you see their feathers being sold at some renown flyshop?
I don't know out there, cannot cut every fabric with the same scissors, but here it never been strange to find that most animal protecting laws are not protecting the species but the private companies that raise them for commercial use. I always say: when you burn yourself with milk you see a cow and cray.
What is true, though, is that it is quite a shame how some pecies are decimated because of their "commercial value" and i find it excellent that the countries take action and rule about them, but then it happens sometimes that some species then has commercial hunting seasons but are prohibited all year for non-commercial hunters... if they are in risk then forbid the commercial hunt and not the "amateur" (for the lack of a better word in my vocabulary) hunting. I don't know, it is just not logic at all. A nice example of that is the hare's hunting in my area, it is closed for amateur hunting all year but opens 3 months a year for commercial hunters, just crazy... isn't it? (and better don't tell you about deer heh)
On one hand i'm sorry the thread got to this direction, but on the other hand im glad because it gives us the chance to know and compare the different policies in different parts of the world regarding protected and supposedly prtected species.