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(Mirror.co.uk)   Prince William (loads gun) calls for crackdown (aims gun) on illegal African wildlife trade (fires at wild boar)   (mirror.co.uk) divider line 107
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2014-02-09 08:44:43 AM
Are wild boar endangered? Part of the conservation movement was started by hunters.
 
2014-02-09 08:53:21 AM

leevis: Are wild boar endangered? Part of the conservation movement was started by hunters.


I don't think they are.

The problem with these activists is they lack perspective. Everything is a crisis to them. They have no focus, so they blow everything out of proportion. And when that happens, nobody will listen to them.

Of course illegal poaching in Africa needs to be shut down. His Highness is right about that. And one of these things has nothing to do with the other.
 
2014-02-09 08:53:39 AM
It makes no sense to take an aspirin and then call for a crack down on illegal drugs. In some circles anyway.
 
2014-02-09 08:54:15 AM
The article didn't mention whether or not he shot himself in the foot...........
 
2014-02-09 08:56:11 AM
Wild boars are considered nuisance animals by many states.  Subby is an idiot.
 
2014-02-09 08:58:16 AM

leevis: Are wild boar endangered?


i179.photobucket.com

Well...yeah...b-but not when I *bought* it.


I do agree with your larger point though. It's a bit like saying, "How can he be against pregnant women snorting heroin? He smokes the occasional cigar!"
 
2014-02-09 08:58:32 AM

leevis: Are wild boar endangered? Part of the conservation movement was started by hunters.


There's a reason why there is no limit, no season and no tag required for hunting wild pig in pretty much every State in the Union. Hell, there's a guide in the Santa Cruz mountains that'll take you out with nothing but spears. In Australia, they use SKS rifles. (Hunting vid, not very pretty to watch.)
 
2014-02-09 09:10:11 AM

ramblinwreck: Wild boars are considered nuisance animals by many states.  Subby is an idiot.


ABSOfarkNGLUTELY THIS.

Pigs can have as many as six litters of around six piggies each a year.
They tear up the ground like a herd of rototillers when they're rooting for food.

They are a nuisance,  and do tons of damage to crops and sensitive areas. Many places don't even have a season on them- just shoot away!
extension.missouri.edu


they're also damn delicious. waaaay more flavorful and yummy than steroid riddled, water-injected, farm raised "pork."
 
2014-02-09 09:12:00 AM
Real men just use their hands to hunt wild board

/just imagine I posted a picture of Obelix here
 
2014-02-09 09:15:42 AM
Subby have a problem understanding "illegal" and "legal"?
 
2014-02-09 09:16:14 AM
Anyone that biatches about this seems to be clueless to the amount of damage boar/pigs do.

Seriously, pigs are horrible, horrible creatures.  Hunting them isn't hurting, it's helping people(especially farmers) and other wildlife in areas they infest.
 
2014-02-09 09:16:21 AM
LAUGHTER OL the submitter of this is just the much of the idiot of a person as the people who provide the activism.

Let us now have the following of the logic of this:

He promotes the nonviolence but does watching of boxing!

He wishes for conservation of resources but shiats in the toilet!

He has the argument against human trafficking bit owns the passport.

He says to not do torture but then does the listening to Bruno Marszszs (actually this one has that which is credibility).

OMG ONE MOMENT HE SAYS FOR PEOPLE NOT TO DO THE RAPING THE NEXT MOMENT HE ENGAGES IS THE SEXING!

Submitter you have more of the mental disease for also being such the uncreative that you practically engaged in the copying of the headline of this from the article. Proceed in consumption of the taco.
 
2014-02-09 09:16:59 AM
Wild boar are invasive, aggressive, destructive, and they breed impressively.  That's true in Spain and virtually every place they exist. They are omnivorous creatures and will tear up landscaping, gardens, or wooded areas to get a meal.  They can attain rather impressive size, and pose a danger to humans and their pets.

They make up for these negative factors by being tasty and fun to hunt.

In many states, especially throughout our southern tier of states, they are recognized as a nuisance species and are allowed to be hunted year-round with no bag limits.

Aggressive hunting and trapping have had relatively little impact on their numbers.

And no one with any sense encourages hunting of endangered species in Africa or anywhere else.
 
2014-02-09 09:20:03 AM
People who complain about this are never allowed to have bacon for the rest of their lives.
 
2014-02-09 09:20:55 AM
Hey, sewer rat may taste like pumpkin pie, but I'd never know 'cause I wouldn't eat the filthy motherfarker. Pigs sleep and root in shiat. That's a filthy animal. I ain't eatin' nothing that ain't got sense enough to disregard its own feces.
 
2014-02-09 09:21:58 AM
Wild boars are common as dirt and in densely populated western Europe nature is farked up to such a degree that you need active management to maintain wildlife as we know it.
 
2014-02-09 09:22:41 AM
Assault weapons like the AR-15 should be banned. They have no place in civil society.

Except for wild pig hunters, I guess that's a valid exemption. I mean, if some retard wants to buy a $1600 varmint rifle because it looks cool like his vidya games show, who am I to say no.

As long as its only used for feral hogs. Otherwise, ban military-style firearms outright.
 
2014-02-09 09:22:46 AM

Habitual Cynic: Wild boar are invasive, aggressive, destructive, and they breed impressively.  That's true in Spain and virtually every place they exist. They are omnivorous creatures and will tear up landscaping, gardens, or wooded areas to get a meal.  They can attain rather impressive size, and pose a danger to humans and their pets.

They make up for these negative factors by being tasty and fun to hunt.

In many states, especially throughout our southern tier of states, they are recognized as a nuisance species and are allowed to be hunted year-round with no bag limits.

Aggressive hunting and trapping have had relatively little impact on their numbers.

And no one with any sense encourages hunting of endangered species in Africa or anywhere else.


In Missouri the hunting regulation books stress this. They tell hunters to shoot any feral hog they see.
 
2014-02-09 09:24:11 AM
www.bonappetit.com
 
2014-02-09 09:33:54 AM
I'll hate myself in the morning[1], but here's a poem by Seamus Heaney called "Early Purges"

http://poetry.rapgenius.com/Seamus-heaney-the-early-purges-annotated

[1] Because a) no one will read it and b) nevermind
 
2014-02-09 09:34:43 AM

leevis: Are wild boar endangered? Part of the conservation movement was started by hunters.


Since when did minutiae like that ever get in the way of righteous ourtrage?
 
2014-02-09 09:34:49 AM

meow said the dog: ...Proceed in consumption of the taco.


Oh, meow. I just...
The words are not there.
 
2014-02-09 09:38:20 AM
King illegal forest to pig wild kill in it a is!
 
2014-02-09 09:38:58 AM

starsrift: meow said the dog: ...Proceed in consumption of the taco.

Oh, meow. I just...
The words are not there.


Meow is a treasure.
 
2014-02-09 09:41:17 AM
If being a nuisance animal is all it takes, humans would have hunted each other to extinction millennia ago.
 
2014-02-09 09:42:40 AM

AgentPothead: If being a nuisance animal is all it takes, humans would have hunted each other to extinction millennia ago.


Not that we haven't tried.
 
2014-02-09 09:42:52 AM

cantsleep: Subby have a problem understanding "illegal" and "legal"?


Hell, subby can't even tell the difference between Europe and Africa.
 
2014-02-09 09:45:46 AM

zamboni: Hell, subby can't even tell the difference between Europe and Africa.


One is a band; the other a song. Duh.
 
2014-02-09 10:11:09 AM
I thought the British weren't allowed to use guns
 
2014-02-09 10:16:22 AM

willfullyobscure: Assault weapons like the AR-15 should be banned. They have no place in civil society.

Except for wild pig hunters, I guess that's a valid exemption. I mean, if some retard wants to buy a $1600 varmint rifle because it looks cool like his vidya games show, who am I to say no.

As long as its only used for feral hogs. Otherwise, ban military-style firearms outright.


0/10. At least try. Anyway, ban away, as long as you ban every other "military-style" design of other legal products. Might be worth it to force those H2/H3 abominations off the roads.
 
2014-02-09 10:23:24 AM

drewogatory: willfullyobscure: Assault weapons like the AR-15 should be banned. They have no place in civil society.

Except for wild pig hunters, I guess that's a valid exemption. I mean, if some retard wants to buy a $1600 varmint rifle because it looks cool like his vidya games show, who am I to say no.

As long as its only used for feral hogs. Otherwise, ban military-style firearms outright.

0/10. At least try. Anyway, ban away, as long as you ban every other "military-style" design of other legal products. Might be worth it to force those H2/H3 abominations off the roads.


Most weapons, including shotguns and the venerable bolt-action rifle, were at one point "military-style."
 
2014-02-09 10:24:15 AM

Doom MD: I thought the British weren't allowed to use guns




He's not British. He's from an old German family.
 
2014-02-09 10:28:15 AM

willfullyobscure: Assault weapons like the AR-15 should be banned. They have no place in civil society.

Except for wild pig hunters, I guess that's a valid exemption. I mean, if some retard wants to buy a $1600 varmint rifle because it looks cool like his vidya games show, who am I to say no.

As long as its only used for feral hogs. Otherwise, ban military-style firearms outright.


For god's sakes at least keep the gun whargarbl stuff in threads about American events. And no, ironic shiatposting is still shiatposting.

img.fark.net

Also, boars are not necessarily endangered, the prince is not hunting them illegally (AFAIK), Brit journalists and submitter are idiots, etc..
 
2014-02-09 10:34:56 AM
FTA: "I want my child to experience the same Africa I did as a child."

Yeah, that'll rally the 99%.
 
2014-02-09 10:35:10 AM
The problem here is not really that he was shooting pigs on a private farm in Spain (an activity that would be illegal in his own country), but that he was doing so for idle amusement, pretending to be a great hunter feeding his family whilst criticising someone else from a dirt poor background shooting a wild animal out of economic necessity.

So yes, the Prince is a dumbass.
 
2014-02-09 10:35:20 AM
What the hell does one have to do with the other?

A quick google shows that boars in Spain are spreading rapidly and causing destruction to agriculture and wildlife due to lack of predators, just like in many other parts of the world, DESPITE hunting programs. So the obvious answer, according to these people, is that they shouldn't be culled at all and spread even further? If there is a lack of natural predators they need to be controlled somehow, and that has nothing to do with ILLEGAL wildlife export.

anti-hunting campaigners

Ah. Another group that wants to ban stuff for everyone because of their own personal aversion to something, regardless of facts or reality.

Carry on then.
 
2014-02-09 10:37:20 AM
It's early for me.  I can't muster a fark.  What I will say, is that I think William should stick to appearances with Kate, where he comes off looking much better.  Sitting rigid in a video whilst twiddling his thumbs next to Prince Charles makes me think wtf, this is the future of England.
 
2014-02-09 10:38:07 AM

Deathfrogg: starsrift: meow said the dog: ...Proceed in consumption of the taco.

Oh, meow. I just...
The words are not there.

Meow is a treasure.


Well I don't get it. Is she telling Subby to . . . Ohhhhhh.

That is pretty funny.
 
2014-02-09 10:38:19 AM

super_grass: willfullyobscure: Assault weapons like the AR-15 should be banned. They have no place in civil society.

Except for wild pig hunters, I guess that's a valid exemption. I mean, if some retard wants to buy a $1600 varmint rifle because it looks cool like his vidya games show, who am I to say no.

As long as its only used for feral hogs. Otherwise, ban military-style firearms outright.

For god's sakes at least keep the gun whargarbl stuff in threads about American events. And no, ironic shiatposting is still shiatposting.

[img.fark.net image 400x224]

Also, boars are not necessarily endangered, the prince is not hunting them illegally (AFAIK), Brit journalists and submitter are idiots, etc..

This embassador of his nation is doing something that is likely illegal in his own country
 
2014-02-09 10:40:48 AM

lunkhed: whilst criticising someone else from a dirt poor background shooting a wild animal out of economic necessity.


That's a valid issue.

So the problem seems to be the way he suggested illegal poaching be handled and not mentioning the economic issues of the country that help lead to illegal poaching.

Which really has nothing to do with his right to legally help cull a nuisance species, which is beneficial for other wildlife.

Not that the Prince isn't a dumbass and probably doesn't understand exactly what he's talking about, but the anti-hunting people are dumbasses too.

Dumbasses all around. Yay!
 
2014-02-09 10:42:52 AM

No Catchy Nickname: Real men just use their hands to hunt wild board

/just imagine I posted a picture of Obelix here


Hunting wild board gives me wood.
 
2014-02-09 10:44:08 AM

Doom MD: super_grass: willfullyobscure: Assault weapons like the AR-15 should be banned. They have no place in civil society.

Except for wild pig hunters, I guess that's a valid exemption. I mean, if some retard wants to buy a $1600 varmint rifle because it looks cool like his vidya games show, who am I to say no.

As long as its only used for feral hogs. Otherwise, ban military-style firearms outright.

For god's sakes at least keep the gun whargarbl stuff in threads about American events. And no, ironic shiatposting is still shiatposting.

[img.fark.net image 400x224]

Also, boars are not necessarily endangered, the prince is not hunting them illegally (AFAIK), Brit journalists and submitter are idiots, etc..
This embassador of his nation is doing something that is likely illegal in his own country


Are you seriously trying to say the prince can't legally hunt his lands in the UK? I find that a dubious assertion.
 
2014-02-09 10:44:23 AM

Doom MD: This embassador of his nation is doing something that is likely illegal in his own country


Hunting in general is not illegal in the UK.

There are gun controls which mean individuals can't usually have their own firearms, but clubs are allowed to keep firearms locked up, and members of the clubs can use them during scheduled hunts.

At least that was the idea I got from speaking to people in the UK. I may not be completely accurate, but I know for sure that hunting is legally practiced over there.
 
2014-02-09 10:49:40 AM

lunkhed: The problem here is not really that he was shooting pigs on a private farm in Spain (an activity that would be illegal in his own country), but that he was doing so for idle amusement, pretending to be a great hunter feeding his family whilst criticising someone else from a dirt poor background shooting a wild animal out of economic necessity.

So yes, the Prince is a dumbass.




It's not the poor Africans causing the large game to disappear. It's the Chinese unstoppable need for boner treatment and exotic foods. The Chinese are wiping out countless creatures with their greed.
 
2014-02-09 10:50:37 AM
img.fark.net
 
2014-02-09 10:53:16 AM

Deathfrogg: starsrift: meow said the dog: ...Proceed in consumption of the taco.

Oh, meow. I just...
The words are not there.

Meow is a treasure.


I'll be skimming through a Fark thread and I will slam on the brakes when I see a MSTD post so I can savour every word.
 
2014-02-09 10:54:31 AM

willfullyobscure: Assault weapons like the AR-15 should be banned. They have no place in civil society.

Except for wild pig hunters, I guess that's a valid exemption. I mean, if some retard wants to buy a $1600 varmint rifle because it looks cool like his vidya games show, who am I to say no.

As long as its only used for feral hogs. Otherwise, ban military-style firearms outright.


Well if you say so.
 
2014-02-09 11:03:01 AM

Dragonflew: [img.fark.net image 403x485]


Well this thread has mostly worn itself out. Time for pig pics!

i.imgur.com i.imgur.com
i.imgur.com

/Wait, how did that get in there?
 
2014-02-09 11:13:36 AM

drewogatory: Doom MD: super_grass: willfullyobscure: Assault weapons like the AR-15 should be banned. They have no place in civil society.

Except for wild pig hunters, I guess that's a valid exemption. I mean, if some retard wants to buy a $1600 varmint rifle because it looks cool like his vidya games show, who am I to say no.

As long as its only used for feral hogs. Otherwise, ban military-style firearms outright.

For god's sakes at least keep the gun whargarbl stuff in threads about American events. And no, ironic shiatposting is still shiatposting.

[img.fark.net image 400x224]

Also, boars are not necessarily endangered, the prince is not hunting them illegally (AFAIK), Brit journalists and submitter are idiots, etc..
This embassador of his nation is doing something that is likely illegal in his own country

Are you seriously trying to say the prince can't legally hunt his lands in the UK? I find that a dubious assertion.


I'm really not well versed on firearms laws in the UK, I only lived there a year and never used a firearm there. I got the impression hunting was a rich man's sport.
 
2014-02-09 11:23:35 AM

Doom MD: drewogatory: Doom MD: super_grass: willfullyobscure: Assault weapons like the AR-15 should be banned. They have no place in civil society.

Except for wild pig hunters, I guess that's a valid exemption. I mean, if some retard wants to buy a $1600 varmint rifle because it looks cool like his vidya games show, who am I to say no.

As long as its only used for feral hogs. Otherwise, ban military-style firearms outright.

For god's sakes at least keep the gun whargarbl stuff in threads about American events. And no, ironic shiatposting is still shiatposting.

[img.fark.net image 400x224]

Also, boars are not necessarily endangered, the prince is not hunting them illegally (AFAIK), Brit journalists and submitter are idiots, etc..
This embassador of his nation is doing something that is likely illegal in his own country

Are you seriously trying to say the prince can't legally hunt his lands in the UK? I find that a dubious assertion.

I'm really not well versed on firearms laws in the UK, I only lived there a year and never used a firearm there. I got the impression hunting was a rich man's sport.


He's the farking Duke of Cambridge. Pretty sure he qualifies as "rich".
 
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