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ABS Summer Film Fest
June 20, 2018 • 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Our June ABS Film Fest selection, “Hunters Conserve Wildlife”, is care of Benjamin Ghasemi. Showtime is 4 pm. Discussion of the film will follow with continuation at Happy Hour for anyone who’s interested. EVERYONE is welcome! Snacks and beverages at the screening (not happy hour) will be provided by ABS! Hope to see you all there!!!!
Whether in America’s state game lands or the African brush, hunting has become one of the most hotly debated issues in the media and online. Internationally, the killing of Cecil the lion triggered a firestorm of criticism over trophy hunting rules and regulations. Central to the debate here in the U.S. is the white-tailed deer. Its overpopulation has caused millions in property damage, over browsing in forests, and the spread of Lyme disease. Many believe that regulated hunting can be an effective way to manage healthy populations of deer and other wildlife. And with the funds raised from legal hunting-the purchase of permits in Africa, licenses and taxes here in the U.S.-hunters have contributed significantly to conservation efforts on both public and private lands. But hunting’s critics question whether big game revenues really benefit local communities and whether hunting could ever be a humane way to maintain equilibrium and habitats. Is hunting wrong? Or are hunters conservationists?