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Anti canned hunting

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Anti canned hunting

Hi I am coming to SA later this year and was thinking of going to Moholoholo Rehabilitan centre as well as HESC and the elephant place as well. I am against canned hunting and I am worried about going somewhere that may either directly or indirectly have dealing with this. Can anyone advise if these are genuine, I apologise if they are and I have offended.

Many thanks

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21. Re: Anti canned hunting

Real conservation happens in game reserves, not in zoo like environments. If you wish to teach your niece about conservation, simply take her to any of the National Parks or one of the very many private reserves that are of sufficient size.

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22. Re: Anti canned hunting

My son is very interested in educational programs, and Moholoholo's sounds very good. Would like to hear from anyone who has had experience with it.

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23. Re: Anti canned hunting

Moholoholo is a Great Place to learn from and to introduce your niece to wildlife Protection!!!

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24. Re: Anti canned hunting

check out the facebook group "volunteers in Africa beware" they have an extensive list titled "good, bad and the ugly" moholoholo is on the good list though not everyone agrees with the interactive portion of the placement. They are a rehabilitation centre not a breeding farm/petting zoo, sometimes the hands on interaction is required to adequately care for these animals and all of the interaction is strictly supervised. I am going to volunteer in the fall and I chose it after doing some extensive research and comparisons. I hope to write a positive review after my experience. As a side note, If you plan on going there I would suggest contact them directly to book your placement, it is 50% cheaper than going through volunteer agency. cheers

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25. Re: Anti canned hunting

I hope this assessment is correct, Roxy. I just can't imagine a legitimate rehab center allowing untrained volunteers to handle the animals, "strictly supervised" or not.

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