Gareth Patterson Dying to be Free

ISBN 13: 9780670884698

Dying to be Free

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Patterson, Gareth.
Published by Viking / Penguin 1998. (1998)
ISBN 10: 0670884693 ISBN 13: 9780670884698
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Book Description Viking / Penguin 1998., 1998. Printed black boards, 205pp illustrated 8vo. Author's investigation into the 'canned' hunting industry in Southern Africa where lions are bred in captivity for the sole purpose of being killed under unnatural conditions by high-paying trophy 'hunters'. In doing so he exposes the myth of South Africa's conservation image and the sale of hunting as a necessary integral part of conservation. Trophy hunting is seen as a relic of the colonial past where 'conservation' means exploitation of wild animals and what remains of their habitat for profit. An African Renaissance must include a rebirth of environmentalism on the continent and a reforging of spiritual empathy for wild animals seeing a dismantling of colonial hunting policies. Other titles by this author in stock. Small ownership inscription front pastedown, lower spine bumped a little (or manufacturing defect) else a VG copy in dustwrapper (no chips, loss, or tears). Seller Inventory # 25654

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