In this day and age, you would think that saving the planet and its inhabitants would be paramount and counter selfish desires for entertainment – if you can call wholesale slaughter ‘entertainment’ (I can’t, but clearly others can).
This BBC article highlights the planned and widespread hunting of Houbara Bustards, which the licensing authorities in the sub-continent claim are not endangered. All birds are endangered given this attitude. I have only ever seen one of these creatures in the wild.
As with grouse moors, the wealthy minority, supporting unethical jobs for those willing to take them (they provide much needed employment in some countries…apparently).
Blatantly in the faces of the majority, the selfish few drive those who issue licenses, who continue to issue feeble reasons for doing so.
Makes my blood boil…