Content posted by craigusmaximus

10/05/2016 - 11:00

Our mission is to create safer environments for all creatures in the garden route.
We monitor and patrol land on foot and by vehicle we de`snare land and set up ambushes for poachers if possible.
We monitor and prevent illegal activities from taking place on our clients land as well as arrest any schedule 1 offenders.

We are trying to get a system going in the garden route where all companies and private land owners take responsibility for their lands and actively participate in making sure illegal activities are put to a stop.
We will continue doing what we do but we need big companies to help out as-well, use us to help protect your plantations and large areas from illegal poaching and all illegal activities full-stop.

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20/04/2012 - 00:51
Group Post
29/02/2012 - 00:55

Do you live next to corporate owned land here in the garden route?, does your home border with vast plantations that grow timber for industrial and commercial use?
Now if your answer is yes, are you aware of any suspicious activity around these parts. Or do you have reason to believe that poaching is taking place there?
If you do please do not hesitate to give us a call so we can come check it out for you

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04/05/2011 - 16:50
Hey guys just a quick word to let you know what we are up to. We are are currently doing some anti poaching work as well as land monitoring for sanral (SOUTH AFRICAN NATIONAL ROADS AGENCY LIMITED).
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Blog entry
29/01/2011 - 21:20

These are the collective efforts over November, December and January. We are doing our best and by the proof posted here one can tell we have spared a couple of animals from a cruel painfull fate at the hands of careless heartless poachers. This year we are going at it with much gusto and a renewed sense of urgency.
We are only a two man operation at present and hopefully this year we can afford to employ another two guys to train up and get into the field.

The fact is unfortunately that we are in need of reliable gear that we are unable to afford to get just yet.
We are urgently in need of two reliable GP's units,leatherman's and good hiking boots. We are also in desperate need of a fully equiped first aid kit as well as Hydration Backpacks. We have currently got 1 yamaha xt 350 that we use in the bush to get us around, we could really use another old xt 500 or 350 so that we can cover large areas such as Indalo Conservacy`s many thousands of hectars in Plettenberg Bay.

We are doing good work and we are not going to stop regardless of the obstacles in our path, but we are appealing to the larger public and all inhabitants of the Garden Route to come forward and help us get the tools we need to do our jobs a bit better and a lot faster. Please follow our efforts on facebook or copy and paste our link into your browser.

If you are in any way able to help us please contact me CRAIG HARTUNG founder of LOCALS AGAINST ANIMAL SNARING

CRAIG 0721891438

Bye for now!

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Group Post
07/01/2011 - 09:28

Hey guys we are back in buisness was away for a while and had to deal with the passing of my dear mother ingrid. But as we all know life goes on and these poachers must be dealt with. So i was up in mafeking visiting MANYANE (mafeking) game reserve and was greeted most warmly by the staff and management a nice place facing its own poaching problems. About 2 weeks ago poachers came in and shot a beutifull bull rhino (white) and stole the horn what a terrible thing to happen. These poachers have no morals no respect and no ability to understand the importance of protecting endangered species. I cant believe someone would murder such a majestic creature purely to steal its horn ,its disgusting it really is but limited resources and understaffing are directly responsible for such apalling acts of poaching. Well moving back to our beutifull garden route we are faced with similar problems especially in regards to illegal snarring. Well im here and im ready in this new year to take my anti snarring campaighn to new heights so join me if you will and lets do something about this massacre of our forest creatures enough is enough

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16/12/2010 - 22:02

Hey guys
im sorry for the abscence of this past week im afraid im in the north west province for my mother`s funeral. Will be back soonest and back at it, also have more pictures to post when i get back home. In the mean time keep a eye out in your own back yard for snares and report people whom you know are snaring

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03/12/2010 - 09:59

Hi there friends word is spreading and people are taking interest in my campaighn im so glad to see like minded people trying to help where they can. Today i was contacted by the ceo of indalo conservancy in plett whom also is affiliated to eden to addo and they are talking about sponsoring me to an extent and also to come help them remove snares off their 500 hecters of land. Wow thats a big section of land to check and im looking forward to doing it too ,watch this space for all the pics and stuff il update my blog soon with new pics and info. THANKS AGAIN TO ALL MY GROUP MEMBERS for their continuing support and kind motivational letters and e mails keep em coming guys

Blog entry
25/11/2010 - 02:00

Well now, it would seem my efforts are busy paying dividence....whats that all about you may be asking??. well let me be first "and proud" to inform you that purely by doing weekly anti snaring runs at CARRS CAPE FARMS we have thusfar brought down the number of snares found to only one and thats something im proud of. Now im no fool and i know that it will never stop forever, but im discouraging these scumbags everytime i remove one of their snares and so il continue to do so as long as im alive. Let it never be said one person cannot make a difference and also on a very cool note mr SIMON CARR has graciously and without any second thought offered his lands for us to use during our community volunteer training exercises. we are in the very near future going to be training volunteers from all over the garden route in counter snaring thats reading trails following trails scouting for snares safety tips when out looking for snares some bush savvy skills and dealing with trapped animals as well as what not to do when out in the bush. I must admit im very much looking forward to working with you guys in the field and any one interested in helping out should contact me. furthermore our groups cant go into the field unequiped so any person whom could belp by donating us some things we will be needing in the field are most welcome the items include

untill we meet again keep it real

regards craig and bridgit
founders of


Blog entry
25/11/2010 - 01:14

Hey guys !!....things are looking up for our group!! a lot of people are showing interest in our campaighn. A very big thank you going out to the local info team especially natalie for all the effort and support she has invested in helping with raising awareness about illegal snaring. Without this site my life would be seven times more difficult but thanks to the local info team im getting more and more work and the more work i get the more animals we save. also i would like to thank SIMON CARR from CARRS CAPE FARMS for allowing me to use his land as a training facility for our upcoming volunteer weekends. I will be training volunteers from all over the garden route all about searching for and removing illegal snares safely, and also some usefull bush skills and safety points as well as what to look for and how to deal with trapped animals. We are all looking forward to these training sessions watch this space for all the relevant details venues and dates

till we meet again

keep it real
kind regards craig and bridgit