The money part will make you even madder. This guy charges $11,500 US for a 12-14 day package, promising ten full days of hunting. Now, if you want to kill an extra buffalo, he'll charge you another $1200.00 US! This guy pockets all that money at the expense of Filipino wildlife ( they'll shoot boars too ). Those are OUR native animals, not his. I deeply resent it. Another dead buffalo pictured to the right. So, what good has come out from the killing of this Filipino animal? To add insult to injury, Jay T. Carlson is planning to open Filipino saltwater crocodiles to hunting in the near future.
Remember the Tamaraw? It is native to Mindoro where these guys hunt. Here's an excerpt from the Haribon Foundation's website:
" Even today when the hunting of Tamaraw is strictly prohibited, poachers continue to target this animal. In 2003, members of Bantay-Tamaraw arrested six people for hunting Tamaraw.
Humans have obviously done a lot of damage to Mindoro’s ecology in general, and to the Tamaraw’s survival in particular. However, humans can also do a lot to halt the decline of Mindoro’s environment and prevent the Tamaraw from becoming extinct. "
In other words, Mindoro is a very fragile ecological area. High-flying and high-spending foreign hunters are the last thing Mindoro needs.
Join me in making a complaint with the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group of the Philippine National Police. They are the good guys. They have raided dog fighting rings before including one in Antipolo based on the provisions of the Animal Welfare Act.
Send an email or give them a call/tip. Here is their information:
National Headquarters, PNP Camp Crame Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines (0632)722 - 0877/722-0899/724-3956/724-8753 Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
You should also send word to the Department of Environmental and Natural Resources (DENR) who can investigate this matter as well. You can send a message here: http://www.denr.gov.ph/board/
Jay Carlson's email address : email@example.com
UPDATE: Feb. 29 2008 Sen. Miguel Zubiri calls for the arrest of Mr. Carlson in his speech to the Senate. Read it here: http://onlovinganimals.blogspot.com/2008/02/sen-zubiris-privilege-speech-to-senate.html