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Kevin
No I do not
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The current game meat industry (viz hunting) is already a sustainable and self-regulating industry, there is no need for additional government interference in a working system .One of the big driving factors I do not want govt interference is that it will simply impose more taxes on the existing hunting base to pay for these new farms to be handed over to un-trained farmers who are clearly cadres.
this strategy will obviously lead to a bill, which is not needed to, to regulat the existing sustainable hunting industry.
The Govt owns the most land in this country, they just need to do something with it like hand it over to farmers to work it.
the ANC with just screw it up though. don't look to the average hunter or farmer to further fund the foreseeable corruption.
Oliver
No I do not
The strategy in entirety
The South African natives are thieves by nature, opening up the industry for more game meat will encourage more poachers.
KC
No I do not
The strategy in entirety
Jack
No I do not
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Heindrich
No I do not
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Marisa
No I do not
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This country is already turning into a lawless place where citizens commit all sorts of crimes with complete impunity.
Game meat has no place in our society. While the rest of the world is fighting to end the game meat trade, we in South Africa are wanting to embark on such practice.
Not only is this an embarrassment to our country but also to all we represent.
We sell our country on being a tourist destination because of our wild life and game. Now we are making that very same wild life available for anyone to kill and consume - and they very much will do that.
Regulations will be a waste of time - lets not pretend otherwise. We have never been able to curb the poaching and that is being done by alot less people than this proposal will allow to be out there indiscriminately killing and consuming.
What is this country going to have left to offer anyone? Can we start thinking long term and advance and progress with the rest of the world!
Shame on us.
VW
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To whom it may concern

In most cases of the government consulting with the "public", regarding new regulations or amendments, it is actually consulting groups, organizations and strong businesses with direct commercial interests in the regulations. This causes that the interests of these entities forms the regulations rather than the South African citizen's interests. An example is now to get the meat processing, food selling industry or organized hunting industry or associations involved instead of asking grass-root level citizens like sports hunters and small game farmers or off the street game meat consumers, involved to speak on behalf of the South African citizen's interests. The reality is that talking to businesses and associations, is that they will push the change or regulation into a direction of their own interests, influence and profitability. A parallel was the consultation during the drafting of new fire arm laws; the people who would profit from the required training were the people helping formulate the laws forcing the rest of the citizens to them for more/regular training and various modules etc. to give them more influence (citizens need them for training and needs to become members of clubs with annual fees) and make them more profitable. One of the major reasons for Government to exists is to look after the interests of the individual citizen and protect them against exploitation by companies or associations. Capitalism and free market (our country's economy) only works well when the interests of the citizen is protected by the Government.
Most game farmers cannot afford fancy facilities for processing meat. If this become mandatory (along with costly inspections etc.) most small farmers will exit the market or keep on working as currently and become criminals. This will also boost illegal trade and probably more attempts at bribing of officials. If the goal is to produce more good quality game meat, regulate the companies and how they handle meat, not the broad industry or hunting and meat use in general. Most of this is already in place, the Government does not need a law to start projects for using it's land to produce game meat, it need well run government projects.
Jorrie
No I do not
The strategy in entirety
Daar is alreeds so baie "canned hunting", dat hierdie voorstel sal dit net vermeenigvuldig.
Hardus
No I do not
1 million hectares of community owned land brought into game meat production
Helen
No I do not
The strategy in entirety
I am concerned for the safety and well-being of our wildlife...which should be treated with dignity, not abused. There is more than enough damage being done to our wildlife heritage as it is and this strategy will further endanger the creatures we share our planet with.