Recent battles with very unlike-minded individuals have forced me to think a lot about certain things. Humanity is becoming more and more scarce in obtaining simple positively motivating thoughts and discussion. To a very wide degree I feel "freedom of speech" has allowed far too many foolish opinions to be voiced. Far too many destructive energies delivered into our atmosphere. For some time I've felt that the world's superpowers were on somewhat of an extremely narrow path to lighten the degree of persecution and needless removal of the planet's most declining animal species. After listening to the ideas for new law proposed, and now set into place by the Trump presidency, I have lost all the hope I've had left for humanity. How is it that we have allowed one man to be so incredibly universally destructive. In my eyes, to allow African trophy hunting, or trophy/sport hunting anywhere at all, to be regarded by law as legal, is nothing but mind blowing. To get into this argument here is not what I care to do, but there are no rebuttals to the fact that life needs to live. The majority of the population may never even pay a thought in the direction of the amount of devastation sport hunters, trophy hunters and poachers have had on our ecosystem, but I certainly have. I always thought that appeasing mankind by allowing them to kill wildlife for pure enjoyment was a very sad thing to exist among humans, but to allow these same simpleminded killers to prey upon another country's animals that are quickly moving to the point of pure extinction is undeniably an overwhelming failure for us.
I have been to these countries in Africa that have been placed on Trump's list of "lifting the ban", and I've spoken to the people there fighting day in and day out, trying to save the wildlife living in their countries. The very last thing Africa needs is for more American citizens to embark more of their disgusting greeds upon their country. This must break the hearts of all the individuals who have put a lifetime of sacrifice to save what deserves to live. I have surely lost my hope in humanity but just how far should government be allowed to go?
EXPLORE, LEARN AND CONSERVE WILDLIFE
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A year ago when my wife and I bought a home, and 60 acres of forest, we began making plans for a good use of the land. We started making trails and recording all the wildlife documented by sightings and sign. We were on our way to making a privately owned nature reserve that would allow people to enjoy the beauty of the forest in a way that would be unique in PEI. A place for vacationers to tent and explore an outback that has become very scarce to this Canadian province.
The island has been stripped of it's forest to accommodate agriculture to such a degree that wildlife, many times, is tricky to find. Animals like the Red Fox are very common and are regularly seen in neighborhoods and city streets. They are hesitant to occupy the remaining forest that in-habitat their larger cousins, the Coyote, and have become accustomed to live alongside human residence. The Coyote has once again managed to instill fear into many of the locals as it is the largest predator on the island. Many of the island's people that I have spoken with have a very delusional thought process of this majestic animal. News stories and social media have made it seem like the coyote is more of a viscous, child eating animal than the extremely stealthy and intelligent survivor it truly is.
Saying all this, my plans have slightly changed for our property. The goal is no longer to have people come and use the land for adventure but to keep this land from as much human presence as possible. It is becoming more of a home base for a growing research operation that is continuing to develop. We have had trail cameras set up in different random locations and have been documenting what creatures have been using the land. My main pursuit is collecting as much information about the coyote population as I can. I am planning to dedicate my time here to help protect an animal that has no protection. Endlessly working to keep hunters and trappers off this section of land and creating a safe haven for all the wildlife that chooses to come here. As I look over images of the creatures that could possibly take up residence here I know without a doubt, it will all be worth it.
Robbie P. Gallant
As a naturalist, I spend a great amount of time in personal study. Discussion and research is key to exploring new and intelligent ideas and furthering our understanding of our natural surroundings.