Weltenman I agree with you that we should not always see the negative in SANparks decisions, but have you ever thought why do we not trust them
. Only one answer.....because 90% of the time they lie to us, example while we are on the truck topic, they told this forum it was essential deliveries to Komatipoort and surrounding communities(what is so essential about poles, then we heard mr sibea knew nothing about the trucks in Kruger
and the newest one is it's poles for Telkom that has to be planted in Kruger
.... that is the most bull I've ever heard, so please tell me why should we trust these people in any way. And that's only one example, there are more but has no place here.
Lastly management of SANparks don't care about conservation in Kruger as much as they supposed to otherwise they will do heaps more in preventing the killing of animals by speeding employees, delivery vehicles and guests.....they should start caring more about the animals than about money, THAT'S WHAT CONSERVATION IS ALL ABOUT, NOT CARING ABOUT THE COMMUNITIES around the park, that's the goverments responsibillity
You really aren't helping your case by plucking a number out of the sky and stating that is why you distrust SANParks. You do realise that you are now misstating (lying?) reality but that is your reason for not trusting SANParks
You do realise that SANParks are about protecting the environment, not the animals? If they feel that the environment would survive by eliminating one animal species, I am sure they would do it. Heck, the previous regime was convinced this was the way to go, ruthlessly eliminating thousands of animals as they felt that this was correct.
Do you think it costs nothing to hire hundreds of new rangers to help in the fight against poaching? Where will this money come from? I do realise that money is being wasted on other "projects", but this does not change the fact that there are millions of your fellow South Africans, you know those that also "own" Kruger, that do not have enough food to eat, proper health service, proper education and a proper standard of life. While we debate the issues faced by SANParks, lets not forget the realities of life in South Africa.
If these trucks were delivering goods that will improve the lives of those on Kruger's borders, who are we to judge, in our warm and dry houses, with electricity and warm food....
P.S. Do you think you will tell the rangers out in the veld tonight, protecting your rhinos and putting their, not your, lives on the line that they are not "caring enough"? They work for SANParks, they are thus SANParks!