There’s an ongoing debate on Facebook’s Africa Geographic page regarding Richardson’s work. He provides an excellent, thoughtful response here:
View/join the debate here:
One of the many benefits of his work is that hunters have contacted him to let him know they’ve actually stopped hunting after learning what he does, viewing his videos, and reading his book! Awesome!
In the few comments I’ve read – and Richardson mentions this in his response too – it’s evident that sometimes people are critical of what he does until they learn more about what he does.
The more involved I get in learning about wildlife circumstances and situations, the more I’m finding that a) it’s easy to make snap judgements based on emotion or previous assumptions, and b) the key to a full understanding of wildlife conservation is education and research, research, research.
Speaking of education & research, have you read his book, Part of the Pride, yet? It’s at the top of my summer reading list - I can’t wait!
Image courtesy of http://www.lionwhisperer.co.za.
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