Following the successful redefining of the word faggot by Parker and Stone in 2008, after every decent person realised that homosexuality is normal and essential for controlling the out of control human population - we can now apply the word only to anyone who maims, tortures or orchestrates the killing of wild animals.
Badger Baiting faggots are the vilest faggots in the British Isles, along with fox hunting faggots, snare setting faggots and poisonous bait laying faggots - along with anyone else who commits similar faggoty acts.
Anyone who commits these acts (faggots), should be submitted to the same treatment as a high majority of the gay community has had to experience over the past fifty years or so.
Know what I'm saying!
Tuesday, 19 January 2010
The poaching of Ivory from Elephants by killing them is virtually exclusively due to the Chinese Medicine market. Elephant numbers have dramatically increased however since an African wide poaching ban, due to their size they are now a pest in some parts of rural Africa as they eat crops, knock down trees and trash villages if they are looking for water of food.
There are still stockpiles of ivory, which impoverished Africans want to sell to oriental markets - this will be made legal when CITES downlist some countries African Elephants to Appendix 11 from appendix 1 on the CITES red list of endangered species.
This refuelling of ivory on the market could however lead to demand in the future (if more people think ivory potions work or are prescribed it!) and so lead to heavy poaching and ivory being in big demand again.
This would then reduce the tourist trade in Africa as many people go there to see Elephants in the wild, so it is in many African government and individuals interest to protect the animals.
An alternative to this would be to get Africans to 'farm' Elephant tusks by tranqulising them and cutting the tusks almost off so the animal still lives. Otherwise it won't be long before the Chinese are farming elephants, tied up in intensive farming cages. Very similar to the ways they farm bears for their bile and tigers for their skins, meat and medicine.
The basking shark (Cetorhinus maximus) is protected under section 5 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981. Therefore it is an offence to kill, harm or disturb these creatures within twelve miles of the shores of the British Isles, where they spend most of their time filter feeding on the abundant plankton. It is classed as vulnerable to extinction on the IUCN red list, as it as been overfished worldwide - especially for its fins.
Hence, the Basking Shark (Cetorhinus maximus) is protected within the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (the Bonn Convention), under Appendix I and II. This covers waters outside our own National limits, and encourages collaboration between Range States to enact actions to control factors that might endanger the species.
The basking shark is also included within the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000, with the same applications concerning disturbance or harassment as with cetaceans.
Although numbers worldwide are uncertain, in British waters their numbers are considered to have increased in recent years. There are now thought to be often 10,000 in Scottish waters alone (video from twelve minutes but the rest is interesting!), which could be due to conservation or a lack of plankton in the rest of the world. This is due to increased Dam building, which brings them here as dams cut off the supply of nutrients to the ocean and reduce spawning grounds through increasing coastal erosion.