Who Shot the Donkey?

Who shot the Donkey? It reminded me of the nursery rhyme song – "Who shot Cock Robin? I said the sparrow, with my bow and arrow, I shot Cock Robin.

Buffalo Blunders

This story takes me back many, many years. To about 1984 as I remember it. The time of a devastating drought that tortured our South African Lowveld for months on

Omo Valley Venture

Johannesburg to Addis Ababa – seven hours on the efficient Ethiopian Airlines. From there, two hours in a Cessna Caravan to the landing strip at Murulle Camp on the eastern

History of Hunting Article Published in Financial Mail

On 17 March I was called by Stafford Thomas, a feature writer at the Financial Mail, South Africa’s foremost weekly business magazine, to discuss the issue of canned lion killings

History of Hunting Article Published in Fairlady

In January this year I was contacted by Robyn Maclarty, a feature writer from Fairlady magazine, one of, if not the, most popular and well established woman’s magazines in South

Wildlife Matters 2

Over a dozen years ago, I attended the SCI Convention at which Zambian officials were also present promoting hunting in their country, when, without sufficient notice to or consultation with

Shooting Or Hunting: What Is It To Be?

By Gerhard Damm And Peter Flack More than a decade ago, representatives and leadership of organized professional hunting in South Africa condemned the practice of shooting canned lions in the

Canned Lion Killing Interview for SBS TV Australia

Watch interview below: Beneath is set out the lengthy question and answer session filmed in South Africa for the above TV program, of which less than 30 seconds was actually

SA Hunters Speech

If you had told me when I was growing up that, one day, I would be asked to make the keynote address at the annual dinner of the South African

Natural History Museums and Hunting – is there a Connection?

Growing up in Cape Town in a strictly non-hunting, non-shooting family, my interest in wildlife and hunting began with a trip to what was then called the Cape Town Museum