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Posted Thu Jun 5 2008: from The Economist:
Bushmeat: Just let them get on with it
"Conservationists and animal-welfare types please take note: trade in wildlife products, as long as it is properly managed, is an indispensable boon for the poor. And what is more, it's big business, worth around $300 billion in 2005—chiefly in timber and fisheries.... But the report laments that far too much of the harvesting of, and trade in, wild products is poorly supervised, with the result that habitats are degraded and stocks depleted.... If no public authority is able to offer secure tenure of land or resource rights to a reasonable number of people, there is little incentive to invest in long-term sustainability."
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We'd better get every part of the globe in private hands, pronto, so we can treat those poor people like what they should be:
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