Unacceptable Behaviour

A houbara bustard flying, 9 December 2014In 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…


About starrywazzoh

I'm a birder in Western Europe (UK, France & Spain) and Central Asia, with occasional visits elsewhere. Birding is my principal hobby and I dedicate as much time around work and other commitments.
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4 Responses to Unacceptable Behaviour

  1. Rantasalot says:

    This is important, how can anyone kill animals for fun and as a hobby. Sick! I do not understand.

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  2. Shannon says:

    Makes my blood boil, too, but what are we to do? Humans are just animals, living on the same instinctive behavior as other animals. We just destroy on a much grander and more efficient scale. One day, we will have to reconcile with Nature and be required to adapt to the new ecosystems we’ve unwittingly created for ourselves.

    Thank you for sharing yet another of our species’ atrocities. Can’t ever know too much. And you’re right — no bird species (mammal, fish, reptile, etc.) is exempt from exploitation.


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