Charity Begins At (their) Home

Posted on December 30, 2011 by

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American “charities” The Nature Conservancy

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and the African Wildlife Foundation have once again demonstrated their compassion, their generosity, and their insatiable desire to Save The Planet – no matter what it takes.

A Kenyan tribe living near the area famous for its links to Prince William and Kate Middleton’s engagement has been engulfed by violence after wildlife charities arranged to buy their land.

Kenya’s Laikipia district has been part of the traditional territory of the Samburu tribe for centuries until two US-based charities – The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) – agreed to pay $2 million for their land, which was officially owned by former Kenyan President Daniel arap Moi.

Soon after, the Kenyan police began a series of brutal evictions of the tribe, burning their villages, killing and stealing their animals and assaulting men, women and children. Survival has recently received reports of an elder being shot ‘in cold blood’.

Following waves of violence from the police, the Samburu began legal proceedings against AWF and ex-President Moi, to plead for their rights to the land. A subsequent court demand for no further harassment of the Samburu has been ignored.

TNC has a long and storied history of meddling; they joined with the Audubon Society and other “conservation” groups in efforts to block the US Fish and Wildlife Service and U.S. zoos from removing all remaining California condors from the wild and placing them into an intensive captive-breeding program. They lost the protracted legal battles, the remaining 20 or so birds were removed to the program, and today there are some 400 birds; most are managed to expand the gene pool, although a number have been carefully conditioned for release back into suitable habitat. One, born in Oregon and paired with a bird from the San Diego operation, have successfully hatched and raised a chick since being released.

Audubon has since hailed the condor recovery program as a success; intimating that they were somehow involved in some way apart from the efforts to litigate it into oblivion.  Due to their extensive history of duplicity and inhumanity, such organizations are undeserving of support; they’re largely self-serving P.R. machines.

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