Poaching

Our society values fish more than it does life itself

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A trout poacher has been jailed for four months – about 18 months after he was found guilty of the original charges.

David Pake Leef, 37, was sentenced in the Rotorua District Court yesterday to three months’ jail on charges of disturbing a spawning ground, possessing a net in a vicinity where sports fish congregated and taking the fish. The charges were brought by the Department of Conservation.

He was found guilty of the poaching charges in November 2014, but failed to appear in court for sentencing and a warrant was issued for his arrest. Yesterday he pleaded guilty to two charges of failing to appear in court and was sentenced to an additional one month in prison on those charges.

His co-offender Thomas Tawha was sentenced to 12 months in jail in April, 2015.

So poach some fish, and go to jail.?? What happens when you take someone’s life? Read more »

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Unique and innovative use of leading edge 3D printing

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A San Francisco biotech startup has managed to 3D print fake rhino horns that carry the same genetic fingerprint as the actual horn. It plans to flood Chinese market with these cheap horns to curb poaching.

Pembient, based in San Francisco uses keratin ? a type of fibrous protein ? and rhino DNA to produce a dried powder which is then 3D printed to synthetic rhino horns that is genetically and spectrographically similar to original rhino horns.

The company plans to release a beer brewed with the synthetic horn later this year in the Chinese market. Read more »

The blind irony of hunting outrage

Every time I see an article in the paper or online about hunting, more so African safaris in the nature of the recent Melissa Bachman and The Herald’s bloated emotive bullshit by Bevan Hurley on NZ businessman Mark Gunton I see the same old nonsense repeated. All, if not most of it is based on emotional outrage, lack of understanding, research or all three of the above. Far be it from from us at WOBH to allow biased MSM spin go unchallenged.

This week over 450,000 people signed a?Change.orgpetition?calling for the South African government to ban big-game huntress and Minnesota-based television presenter, Melissa Bachman. The online?fury?was sparked after Bachman posted a photo posing with a dead lion she hunted in Africa.

Above is the perfect example of people?left wing idiots who do not can not engage logical thought processes, and act on emotional outrage. All of those who have signed the petition are effectively rallying to act against the law, by petitioning to ban a person for participating in a legal act in that country. Read more »