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Invitation for New York Hunters: Live Debate on Conservation

Notable guests and engaging topics should prove the Hunters Conserve Wildlife debate a spirited one.

On May 4, 2016, the outdoor community will have a chance to participate in and pay attention to a long-awaited constructive debate on the merits of hunting, thanks to a live event coordinated by Intelligence Squared U.S., Hunters Conserve Wildlife.

Tickets are available now through the Intelligence Squared U.S. website. A reception will begin the evening at 5:45-6:30 p.m., with the debate running from 6:45-8:30 p.m. at the Kaufman Center (129 West 67th Street) in New York City. If you can’t attend live, you can still listen in to the entire live stream and even vote for which side you take.

Whether in America’s state game lands or the African bush, hunting has become one of the most hotly debated issues in the media and online. By bringing together some major players in the industry, Intelligence Squared U.S. plans to have an engaging discussion. The environment calls for respectful and constructive discourse, but with guests from such polarizing organizations, this could get a bit heated.

Scheduled to participate are Anthony Licata, the editor-in-chief of Field & Stream; Catherine Semcer, COO of Humanitarian Operations Protecting Elephants; Wayne Pacelle, president and CEO of the Humane Society of the United States; and Adam M. Roberts, CEO of Born Free USA & Born Free Foundation.

What’s most appealing about the debate is that Intelligence Squared U.S. is actively working to address the issues facing the outdoor industries. Hunting’s critics question whether big game revenues really benefit local communities and whether hunting could ever be a humane way to maintain equilibrium and habitats. Is hunting wrong? Or are hunters conservationists?

Your vote counts toward declaring the winner on this national radio broadcast and podcast. As hunters, we should all be paying attention to these issues, and the Hunters Conserve Wildlife live debate will almost certainly teach us a thing or two.

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Invitation for New York Hunters: Live Debate on Conservation