Following on from my earlier blog regarding Jacques Gouws, I am pleased to say the Jacques Human (who was with us last weekend) has asked to come back for some extra days try out.
I know how popular that Jacques Human was, so I am very pleased to give him some more time with us.
Towards the end of his time with us, there was a question raised about a hunting photograph he had on his private facebook page.
To put this in context, I think it would be unfair to think of this as any more than something that a young man tried and not the definition of his character. His work in guiding and the passion he has shown for nature conservation show the true Jacques.
Let's not forget that many conservationists historically and today have hunted, but that did not define them, indeed it was often the key for them to change path and go into conservation. I have many friends who are well known and dedicated conservationists who have hunted in the past and then taken a different path. I for one would not hold such an indiscretion against a young man and not allow him an opportunity to change.
I hope you will join me in welcoming Jacques back. I know the crew are all looking forward to seeing him again.
Written by Will