Message from President Adrian Lombard

Dear Friend of the IAF,

The IAF is representative of hunting falconers.  It is our mission to to be the organization for the promotion and advocacy of falconry. In our effort to achieve this we must be a proactive “activist” organization with the support of falconers around the world.

Hunting is under serious challenge around the world from “Animal Rights” organizations and the many people whom they mislead.  This is a critical challenge for us and we we must stand by other hunters. 

The CIC have asked us to support them  through casting a vote on the online petition FOR “Hunters Support Conservation”  This poll is open to everyone.  Please go to the link and vote IN FAVOUR of the motion (Please see the letter below)

Please circulate this letter to all members of your Falconry Clubs and ask them to vote as well.

Best regards

Dr Adrian Lombard
President: International Association for Falconry and the Conservation of Birds of Prey
23 5th Ave. Fish Hoek 7975 South Africa
Rue F Pelletier 82, B-1030, Brussels, Belgium.
+27 83 462 9486

From: Gerhard Damm

Sent: Thursday, March 31, 2016 11:42 PM

To: Gerhard R Damm

Subject: Vote and Stand Up For Our Hunting Heritage

Dear Friends and Colleagues:

I am writing to ask you to help me stand up for our hunting heritage by voting in the affirmative in the poll found at the link below.  This poll is connected to the upcoming public debate that will pit Field & Stream Magazine Editor Anthony Licata and I against HSUS CEO Wayne Pacelle and Adam Roberts, CEO of Born Free USA.  This debate will take place on May 4th in New York City as part of the nationally syndicated radio program Intelligence Squared and will be aired on 200 public radio stations as well as webcast and podcast.  The poll results will be part of the program and winning the poll is critical to putting these leading animal rights extremists on the defensive from the start of the program.

 You can be part of our eventual victory by voting in favor of the proposition “Hunters Conserve Wildlife” by visiting

Participation in the poll is open to all so please vote even if you reside outside of the United States. Please also share this appeal with those in your network who you feel might be interested.

As you can see from the number of votes already cast, animal rights extremists have already mounted a campaign to drive the poll in their favor.  They have the momentum but we can take it from them and set the stage for Anthony and I to show the listening public how shallow and unethical the anti-hunting position is.

Thank you for your help and for all you do to conserve our outdoor heritage.


Gerhard R Damm

International Council for Game and Wildlife Conservation CIC

President - Division Applied Science

PO Box 411 – Rivonia 2128 – South Africa

Tel: +27-11-883-2299  –  Email: – Web: – Skype: Muskwa

Here you could also download official copy of this letter.