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Arab royal hunts down 2,100 houbara bustards in three week safari

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posted on Apr, 21 2014 @ 11:01 AM
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originally posted by: maddy21


A Saudi prince has poached over 2,100 internationally protected houbara bustards in 21-day hunting safari in Chagai, Balochistan, during which the royal also indulged in illegal hunting in protected areas, says a report.

Arab royal hunts down 2,100 houbara bustards in three week safari

I am so Annoyed and upset with this.. Its an ENDANGERED SPECIES , how can these Morons be given free rights in Pakistan to hunt the species . This is a shame . AM really upset with this . I hope U.N takes action on him and puts his royal ass in Guantanamo


The UN will issue a stern memo, specifically telling him not to do it ever again. And if he does, they'll issue another stern memo.

That's about all they are good for.




posted on Apr, 21 2014 @ 11:09 AM
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I am an avid outdoorsman and hunter. Most of all I'm a conservationist.

This kind of thing makes me physically ill. Under no circumstance should anyone get away with poaching an endangered species.. I don't care what background you come from.

Poachers are the scum of the earth... even if that wretched pond scum is a prince.



posted on Apr, 21 2014 @ 11:11 AM
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This story makes no sense, it says the Prince himself was killing on some days 120 or 197 birds never less than 90. That does not count anybody else as they also give another number for the rest of the party. So lets say he spent 8 hours hunting a day that would be on average 20 birds an hour for 8 hours not stop. And he did this every day for like 3 weeks straight. Those numbers make no sense. However, it would not be out of the ordinary for a the people who surround a member of the Royal Family to greatly exagerate or even make numbers to make them seem like great hunters capable of super human feats. So I am calling bunk on all the numbers. I am sure he did do some hunting for a few hours here and there and maybe even managed to shoot a few but, the rest is just a tall tale to show what a great manly hunter he is.



posted on Apr, 21 2014 @ 12:47 PM
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I think we may be missing a rather important fact here..

from WIKI - en.wikipedia.org...

....A major (Houbara Bustard) conservation and breeding project is based near Agadir, Morocco and Rahim Yar Khan in Pakistan. The International Foundation for Conservation and Development of Wildlife is a not-for-profit foundation funded by Saudi crown prince Sultan bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud. The project breeds Houbaras using artificial insemination, and the offspring are released to the wild.


If That Sultan bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, is the same Sultan bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud who went hunting....
Then it may be that he sees the birds as "his own property" since he's the one who funded their breeding project in the first place, (presumably to allow himself to continue hunting them?)

That might explain;
a) His actions in hunting them as he pleases, and
b) Pakistan allowing him to do so.
(Not to mention the Billions of dollars given in aid etc)
i.e. How many thousands of these birds has his breeding programme released into the wild?

The hunt is still an absolutely despicable act, but I can see how the Sultan might view it slightly differently.



posted on Apr, 21 2014 @ 03:56 PM
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originally posted by: NeoSpace

originally posted by: HolgerTheDane2

originally posted by: doompornjunkie
a reply to: SLAYER69

Easier said than done. 72 virgins would require an excessive amount of little blue pills.



What he doesn't realize is, that the 72 virgins are all men.


Yes 72 virgin male goats


No..No... Its 72 ANGRY VIRGINIANS. havent you guys seen family guy or american dad? SIgh. I blame our poor schools.



posted on Apr, 21 2014 @ 04:21 PM
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May his crotch be infested by a million fleas.

And one t-Rex.



posted on Apr, 21 2014 @ 04:35 PM
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What do you expect from dirty Arabs? And people call me ethnocentric when I tell them why western civilization is superior to anything else. Saudia Arabia is a disgusting country with disgusting people ruled by evil tyrants. Americans better wake TF up! Our country is being inundated with Muslims and they are trying to change our culture, our laws, and our way of life. That's what they do. All over the world. Time we clean house! We should have ended all ties with SA decades ago. They are a vile country of maggots!



posted on Apr, 21 2014 @ 04:37 PM
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a reply to: Gordi The Drummer

Regardless of whether he breeds an endangered species or not he shouldn't be poaching them for his own sick amusement. But then again, these Saudi's send rapists to Syria for their sick objectives so I wouldn't expect nothing less from these sand monkeys.



posted on Apr, 21 2014 @ 04:40 PM
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a reply to: DarknStormy

Pakistan allowed it. Why in the F$#@ are we still giving aid to Pakistan? My god our government is so effed up! [SNIP] All these Muslim countries will reap what they sow.

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posted on Apr, 22 2014 @ 08:21 AM
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originally posted by: yuppa

No..No... Its 72 ANGRY VIRGINIANS. havent you guys seen family guy or american dad? SIgh. I blame our poor schools.



Nope...these are the 72 Virgins.





posted on Apr, 22 2014 @ 09:48 AM
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originally posted by: GreenMtnBoys
What do you expect from dirty Arabs? And people call me ethnocentric when I tell them why western civilization is superior to anything else. Saudia Arabia is a disgusting country with disgusting people ruled by evil tyrants. Americans better wake TF up! Our country is being inundated with Muslims and they are trying to change our culture, our laws, and our way of life. That's what they do. All over the world. Time we clean house! We should have ended all ties with SA decades ago. They are a vile country of maggots!


This, this is why I have to continuously post the following, and I get flamed every single time for it..

First a disclaimer: I have zero tolerance for the "religion of Peace" I do not agree with Islamic teaching, I do not personally like Islamic teachings, I think that most of their "rules" and "laws" are best left in the Dark ages and going one step further I think that Mohammed was one of the most violent and totally off the wall people to ever live, not to mention a raging pedophile. So I am NOT defending Islam in my following statement:


We tend to in the "western world" (and I do not mean just the United States or just the UK or whatever) impose our own sense of values and morals on the rest of the world. We tend to see things as we would like to see them, and if it doesn't fit our "cause du jour" we poopoo it, and berate it. The first step in learning to get along with other cultures is to understand they do not have the same moral code or the same legal code or even the same thought processes as we do, we cannot, or I should say, should not, immediately jump and condemn another culture because they do something we feel is "immoral" or "illegal" it may very well not be in their culture or society. Does that mean that we cannot strongly suggest that they see things a different way? Of course not, I'd love for Saudi Arabia and the UAE to start to understand that Women should be allowed to drive, and hold office, and run businesses, and own land, and have 100% equal say as a man in court, but.... I am not going to berate the whole society because they believe otherwise, nor am I going to call for them to be hunted or shot or whatever, yes they are backwards in their thinking, yes they need to join the world community and understand that their "moral codes" are so far back in time that it's holding them back, but it doesn't make them "bad" people, it makes them people in need of enlightenment (whatever that enlightenment may be, I'm not thinking religious here)

Am I appalled when I read a story like this? Of course, it's always sad to see things hunted for nothing more than sport, but I can understand where these people may not see the situation as I do and they are acting in accordance with their belief system, something none of us, lest we get ripped apart for ours, have the right to bash another upon.



posted on Apr, 22 2014 @ 10:13 AM
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originally posted by: MrSpad
This story makes no sense, it says the Prince himself was killing on some days 120 or 197 birds never less than 90. That does not count anybody else as they also give another number for the rest of the party. So lets say he spent 8 hours hunting a day that would be on average 20 birds an hour for 8 hours not stop. And he did this every day for like 3 weeks straight. Those numbers make no sense. However, it would not be out of the ordinary for a the people who surround a member of the Royal Family to greatly exagerate or even make numbers to make them seem like great hunters capable of super human feats. So I am calling bunk on all the numbers. I am sure he did do some hunting for a few hours here and there and maybe even managed to shoot a few but, the rest is just a tall tale to show what a great manly hunter he is.


At first the numbers didn't work for me from a different perspective... I figured that even if the hunting was exceptional, and less than sporting, you still would be missing about 20%-30% of the time, so we are talking 130 shells a day, and this particular fowl is rather large, so 12 ga with a good stout load... You're not going to be too gung ho after three or four days.. But that is the American in me... This is a Saudi prince... He doesn't shoot... He practices falconry, which changes the dynamic in more ways than one...

It's bird on bird crime... Does that make it better?



posted on Apr, 22 2014 @ 11:34 AM
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originally posted by: GreenMtnBoys
What do you expect from dirty Arabs? And people call me ethnocentric when I tell them why western civilization is superior to anything else. ***snip***
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Yeah.
At least have the decency to make the species endangered in a more civilized way:

This is how you should get rid of unwanted animals



posted on Apr, 22 2014 @ 07:35 PM
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I dream of a day the Middle East runs out of oil. Saudi Arabia with no oil is basically a helpless, third-world country capable of absolutely nothing whatsoever.



posted on Apr, 22 2014 @ 07:42 PM
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originally posted by: GreenMtnBoys
What do you expect from dirty Arabs? And people call me ethnocentric when I tell them why western civilization is superior to anything else. Saudia Arabia is a disgusting country with disgusting people ruled by evil tyrants. Americans better wake TF up! Our country is being inundated with Muslims and they are trying to change our culture, our laws, and our way of life. That's what they do. All over the world. Time we clean house! We should have ended all ties with SA decades ago. They are a vile country of maggots!


how do you explain the poachers poaching deer around here?
you call em like that them white boys might be poaching something they don't intend to eat

the guy paid for his birds, that's not the standard definition of poaching...
killing children with drones at weddings
now thats poaching







 
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