In the world of international hunting, Rowland Ward Ltd. has always been synonymous with sportsmanlike behavior and sound conservation practices. For generations, this venerable company has stood for fair-chase hunting and ethical principles, and in the turbulent world of the twenty-first century, we are more determined than ever to continue to be a beacon of true conservation and fair-chase hunting.
The Professional Hunters’ Association of South Africa (PHASA) recently passed a resolution condoning hunts for captive-bred lions, a reversal of its previous position. Rowland Ward Ltd. is extremely disappointed by this decision, and in light of it, we have ended our association with PHASA.
As hunters, we must actively seek the best possible image for our sport, and we must always act in a manner that will further the principles of sound conservation and embody the finest traditions of sportsmanlike behavior. We believe the recent decision by PHASA does none of these things, and hence Rowland Ward Ltd. will no longer be associated with the organization.