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

Barbary Sheep Hunt in Chad

Chad, Tchad or Tjad. A name to conjure with. I knew it was a poor country, torn by civil war, somewhere in the Sahara Desert. But where was it situated

Hunting endangered animals

Question: I noticed on Iziko Museums’ facebook page a few people were protesting against an apparent exhibition of your hunting trophies. So I googled your name and discovered that you’re

Game price stampede

By  Stafford Thomas, Financial Mail, 16 August 2013 SA’S wildlife industry is seeing a boom in prices paid for superior breeding animals — but it is a boom subject to deeply divided

Rain Forest Elephant Hunting in Cameroon

When I awoke to the first ominous signs at midnight, I knew immediately it was something I had eaten or drunk at supper. I also knew it was going to

G.F.H. in the C.A.R.

Early morning. The grey of early dawn is lifting over the two and a half kilometre long glade on either side of the Batou River in the north central region

The legalisation of rhino horn trading

Cape Times – 9 July 2013 I read the articles by Melanie Gosling and Tony Weaver on the legalisation of rhinoceros horn trade in the Cape Times on Friday 5

Crocodiles – Birds Or Lizards?

It all started many, many years ago. There were four of us. Amongst other things, we hunted together and, because I was the anally retentive one, I got the logistics

The Elephant in the Room

A debate entitled, The Elephant in the Room: The ethics of collecting natural history specimens and their role in today’s society, was hosted by the Iziko South African Museum in

Time to preserve game?

Question: I respect your charter in favour of respectful hunting but can you explain to me why why I find it disgusting to see all these dead animals, notably the