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Old 02-09-2011, 04:53 PM   #1
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Default What Hemingway had to say about guided hunts

"Even Pop in one of the greatest rackets of all, the safari swindle, had very strict ethics' the strictest. The customer must be taken for every possible cent but he must be given results. All Great White Hunters were touching about how they loved the game and hated to kill anything but usually what they were thinking about was preserving the game for the next client that would come along. They did not want to frighten it by unnecessary shooting and they wanted a country to be left so that they might take another client into it and it seem like unspoiled, never shot-over, primitive Africa that they could rush their clients through giving them the best results.

Pop had explained all this to me many years before and said...."You know no one's conscience would ever let them do this to anyone twice. If they like them I mean."

But it had turned out that rich people liked how much it cost and they came back again and again and it always cost more and was something that others could not do so it was increasingly attractive. Old rich people died and there were always new ones and the animals decreased as the stock market rose. It was a big revenue-producing industry for the Colony too and because of this the Game Department, which had control over those who practiced the industry, had, with its development, produced new ethics that handled, or nearly handled, everything."

-Ernest Hemingway, "True at First Light"

'Nuff said.
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