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Gene L wrote: »
The pictures remind me of Vladamir Putin.
cpj wrote: »
Well then, we can be unpopular together. :up:
Jermanator wrote: »
My statement was in general. From what I see in this specific situation, it stinks horribly. First off, bringing a bow and arrow to shoot a lion is pretty lame. It is NOT enough gun! And it was clearly evidenced by them having to track the animal for two days. If they skinned the animal and left the meat to waste, they are dicks-- every one of them! Then there is the matter of it being GPS collared and the luring from the park, and all the other stuff. It sounds like this dentist was forking out so much money for this hunt, they would do just about anything for their trophy fee. It also seems like this dentist needs that kind of thing to get an **** anymore but that isn't trophy hunting in general...
I am cool with killing elephants. I am not cool with killing elephants just to saw off the tusks and make their foot into an ashtray, nor am I cool with killing elephants if it does not align with good conservation. Or with an inadequate weapon.
Jayhawker wrote: »
Probably ought to ask that question to Africans whose livestock (and sometimes the Africans themselves) are preyed upon by lions. Throughout Rhodesia and South Africa lions were treated as vermin for many years. The only reason that changed is that it's more profitable to charge wealthy Europeans and Americans healthy license and trophy fees for the opportunity to kill one.
That being said, the act of baiting this cat (or any animal) off a reserve in order to kill it and for the people (the rangers) who are paid to protect the animal to be part and party to it is IMHO despicable.....
Fat Billy wrote: »
It is a shame that the lion was killed after leading it off the preserve. Sounds like a baited field to me. The new media needed the lion story to keep the sale of aborted babies being sold for profit. Cecil is a shame, Planned Parenthood is a crime. I wish we had a camouflage system as good during WW II. Japan would have been unable to find Pearl Harbor. Any word on the aircraft part found in the Indian ocean? As usual, not much. :popcorn: Later,
Slanteyedshootist wrote: »
And here I thought Cecil was a sea sick sea serpent. Which, by the way, is an endangered species.
My take on this whole affair is that the antihunters, attention whore celebrities, etc., etc. will grab on to anything and everything to push their agenda and get more media time. Legal, illegal, trophy, sustenance, whatever. They just want to impress their will on everyone who doesn't agree with them.
Case in point is Kendall Jones. She gets death threats, insults and stuff on a regular basis. Some guy even offered a reward for nude pics of her. The trolls even insult her makeup. Kerist on a crutch.
Slanteyedshootist wrote: »
And here I thought Cecil was a sea sick sea serpent. Which, by the way, is an endangered species.My take on this whole affair is that the antihunters, attention whore celebrities, etc., etc. will grab on to anything and everything to push their agenda and get more media time. Legal, illegal, trophy, sustenance, whatever. They just want to impress their will on everyone who doesn't agree with them.
Case in point is Kendall Jones. She gets death threats, insults and stuff on a regular basis. Some guy even offered a
reward for nude pics of her. The trolls even insult her makeup. Kerist on a crutch.
Jayhawker wrote: »
:rotflmao::rotflmao::rotflmao: This is rich.....http://news.yahoo.com/lion-zimbabweans-ask-amid-global-cecil-circus-140822692.html"What lion?' Zimbabweans ask, amid global Cecil circus"
"As social media exploded with outrage this week at the killing of Cecil the lion, the untimely passing of the celebrated predator at the hands of an American dentist went largely unnoticed in the animal's native Zimbabwe."What lion?" acting information minister Prisca Mupfumira asked in response to a request for comment about Cecil, who was at that moment topping global news bulletins and generating reams of abuse for his killer on websites in the United States and Europe.
The government has still given no formal response, and on Thursday the papers that chose to run the latest twist in the Cecil saga tucked it away on inside pages.
One title had to rely on foreign news agency copy because it failed to send a reporter to the court appearance of two locals involved.
In contrast, the previous evening 200 people stood in protest outside the suburban Minneapolis dental practice of 55-year-old Walter Palmer, calling for him to be extradited to Zimbabwe to face charges of taking part in an illegal hunt.
Local police are also investigating death threats against Palmer, whose location is not known. Because many of the threats were online, police are having difficulty determining their origins and credibility.
Palmer, a lifelong big game hunter, has admitted killing Cecil with a bow and arrow on July 1 near Zimbabwe's Hwange national park, but said he had hired professional local guides with the required hunting permits and believed the hunt was legal.
For most people in the southern African nation, where unemployment tops 80 percent and the economy continues to feel the after-effects of billion percent hyperinflation a decade ago, the uproar had all the hallmarks of a 'First World Problem'.
"Are you saying that all this noise is about a dead lion? Lions are killed all the time in this country," said Tryphina Kaseke, a used-clothes hawker on the streets of Harare. "What is so special about this one?"
As with many countries in Africa, in Zimbabwe big wild animals such as lions, elephants or hippos are seen either as a potential meal, or a threat to people and property that needs to be controlled or killed.
The world of Palmer, who paid $50,000 to kill 13-year-old Cecil, is a very different one from that inhabited by millions of rural Africans who are more than occasionally victims of wild animal attacks.
According to CrocBITE, a database, from January 2008 to October 2013, there were more than 460 recorded attacks by Nile crocodiles, most of them fatal. That tally is almost certainly a massive underrepresentation.
"Why are the Americans more concerned than us?" said Joseph Mabuwa, a 33-year-old father-of-two cleaning his car in the center of the capital. "We never hear them speak out when villagers are killed by lions and elephants in Hwange."
(Additional reporting by Ed Stoddard in Johannesburg; Editing by Ed Cropley and Giles Elgood)
tubabucknut wrote: »
Only indolent western culture allows people to get this pissed off over a dead animal. The bulk of the world have bigger issues such as water and food for the table tonight.
Zee wrote: »
There are things I do not care about.
This is one.
tubabucknut wrote: »
This is because you are mean, and in the name of science test the effects of heavy metals, when introduced to various animals at high velocities.
Wambli Ska wrote: »
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