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The Naming of Animals


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#41 Tomas

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Posted 04 April 2016 - 05:37 AM

I can understand why some camps and lodges don’t want to name animals there customers are supposed to be in a wild area not in a zoo. In fenced areas where it is already a struggle to call it wild it is even more important for the tour operators to try to make the wildlife experience to be as wild as possible.

We want the nature to be wild and to start naming animals make it seem less so and more like a zoo! This is from a guide or tour operators view, if put purely ethical it is not so important, but we must remember that wild animals are wild and no matter how much we want to make them into a Disney figures they are not!


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Posted 10 April 2016 - 08:48 PM

If lions especially are named, people care when they die....if not, they don't ...simple as that........


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Posted 11 April 2016 - 03:19 AM

If lions especially are named, people care when they die....if not, they don't ...simple as that........

 

 

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Posted 11 April 2016 - 05:44 AM

If lions especially are named, people care when they die....if not, they don't ...simple as that........

Lions and other wildlife dies that is natural. Is it not more important that people care about the environment and the habitat so the destruction of suitable habitat comes on the agenda it is the biggest threat to wildlife and should be more recognized?!
 

Naming animals make people care but it transfer human emotions on animals and shines the spotlight on the wrong things. The hunting of Cecil is not a big threat or any threat to the lion population, but the increasing need of land that put wildlife habitat in risk to become farmland or the increasing poaching is major threats. By the way poaching is not hunting in any way and should never be described as hunting but as poaching and international organized crime and terrorism. 


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