Chris Genovali and Terry Moore on trophy hunting and the changing paradigm of “wildlife as commodity”

Chris Genovali joins Terry Moore on CFAX 1070, summer 2018.

A black bear sits down in the river bank and sticks out it's tongue: Terry Moore and Chris Genovali.

Black bear, photo by April Bencze.

This summer Raincoast executive director Chris Genovali spoke with Terry Moore to discuss the problems with trophy hunting in BC and globally.

We learned last week that Terry Moore passed away. Our sincere condolences to Terry’s family and to his colleagues at CFAX. We have deep respect for his body of work as a journalist and radio personality. We have always enjoyed sharing our perspective with Terry over the years. He will be missed.

“There’s a mindset among the trophy hunting special interests, that sees wildlife as a commodity. [Wildlife] is a resource owned and used by humans in the pursuit of their personal interest. It really emanates from the perspective that humans exist outside of nature and apart from other species. [On this view] when it comes to wildlife, apart from their utility for humans, they’re of little importance in the larger scheme of things. And it’s this human dominion and domination over nature that is deemed to be the natural order of things. I think this is at the root of the problem.” – Chris Genovali

At the end of this interview Genovali reflects on the structural similarities between trophy hunting and poaching.

Agreeing, Moore told Genovali to keep up the fight.

Thank you, Terry, we will.

“They’re still taking elephant tusks, they’re still taking rhino horns, and the list goes on. Keep up the fight pal. We’ll see where it goes.” – Terry Moore

 

 

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Terry Moore

Terry Moore passed away in September of 2018.

“Terry was a regular voice on C-FAX 1070 since the early 2000’s. He was often heard hosting the afternoon show, where he interviewed countless people both locally and globally as he covered current events with his signature flair and showmanship.” Remembering Terry Moore

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