Paul Hurtado has a very well-thought-out post on birding (or not birding) places where the politics are problematic, to say the least. Would you go birding in Uganda, where the punishment for being gay is now life in prison?
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I used to live in Uganda. Personally, if oppose boycotting Uganda and other African States with troubling gay rights views. Ramping up hostility towards gays and westerners is mor
Huh. My unfinished thoughts published themselves…. I’ll elaborate more on this later, when I’m not at work.
I have been corresponding with the individual in Uganda who is the spokesperson for Ugandan birding and who was at the ABA conference. Due to the recent anti-gay legislation, I decided to forgo a birding trip to Uganda.
There are so many places to travel in the world, I would never consider traveling to Uganda as long as they practice such hate. If we can’t make choices based on our principles, what power do we have to make a positive change in the world.