How is anything he said inaccurate, regardless of the source?
Your question is sincere, so I'll answer you in kind.
This thread began with an uncritical acceptance of a propaganda statement from an organization dedicated to ending hunting. It continued with the uncritical acceptance of the propaganda in a reactive, defensive manner. The defensive response accepted the language and emotional value judgement of the original propaganda piece and gave it credence by accepting the validity of the original value judgment.
Let's look at the original post. It starts with:
NSPCA - National Council of SPCA's ***BREAKING NEWS*** STOP ALLDAYS MASSACRE
Really? You can take anything with that lead in seriously? Creditability alarm bells didn't kick off somewhere? The post continues with:
On Monday the 7th September hundreds of wild animals will be killed in a mass slaughter as part of a driven hunt in Limpopo on 3 game farms just outside of Alldays.
How does this differ from the dove opener? Change "wild animals" to doves, and the sentence is the same. This is designed to create a strong negative emotional response to hunting. From a factual stand point, it is **garbage**.
Let's continue digging through the garbage:
A variety of wild animals including antelope, baboon and warthog will be chased down a specially cleared 2km stretch of land into a wall of gunfire. Foreign hunters, in South Africa for a week of entertainment will be standing on purpose built platforms along the slaughter strip ready to take pot shots at these terrified animals.
Antelope and warthog are legitimate game species. Baboons are well known pests in Africa; shooting them is community service work. Any drive hunt has shooting lanes. They are typically no different than a Texas sendero. We don't know what the property is like. It is, however, highly unlikely that that the property owners clear cut a 2KM square to shoot animals in an open box. We should hold these statements suspect. The term "slaughter strip" speaks for itself: pure, unadulterated anti-hunting propaganda. "Taking pot shots", really? No warning bells going off yet? Foreign hunters, there for a week of "entertainment" will be standing on platforms. Really? You never hunted from a tree stand or tripod? And what about those poor "terrified animals"? This is **sludge**.
The animals have no chance of evading the onslaught and the hunters have no way of ensuring a clean shot or a humane death. The animal ‘ targets’ are moving and there is no way to control the species or age of the animals that will be killed. The animals will likely not be used for meat or trophies as their bodies will be riddled with lead. The hunt will last for 1 week and hundreds of animals will be injured and or killed daily. Hundreds of animals will suffer, just to entertain a few individuals. Driven Hunting is not illegal, but it most certainly is unethical and inhumane as a clean shot and certain death cannot be guaranteed.
These statements are more **outright** lies. Look at the Aimpoint driven hunting videos for a definitive rebuttal. The Euros frequently restrict sex, age, etc. on drive hunts. These statements are factually incorrect. My favorite though is
The animals will likely not be used for meat or trophies as their bodies will be riddled with lead.
This is such idiocy that I can't believe that I'm actually responding to this. Most of Africa is on the verge of starvation; certainly meat is a rare, rare treat for most of the millions of poor. No meat goes to waste in Africa.
Anyway, this is ridiculous. How can you accept these statements at face value? Some anti dropped bait in the water and you bit.