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Where is the Pride in Hunting Animals Rebecca Francis ?
The pictures i saw recently of the female hunter - Rebecca Francis are shocking. It stuns me to see people taking pride in hunting innocent wild animals and in calling them their trophies. Innocent Giraffes, Rhinos, Elephants, Antelopes, Bears, Zebras, Mountain Lions etc are all in there , laying down in cold blood. While the animals lie down dead, Rebecca stays right besides them and takes pictures. Worst of all, she smiles. In a bizarre statement, Rebecca said that her aim is to hunt and collect the 'Big Five' - lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant and rhino.Rebecca claims that she is helping in conservation. She claims that she feeds these animals or uses their parts to uplift local communities. But does she actually do it? I mean hunting animals and claiming your'e helping in conservation. Really ? Her pictures with the dead animals suggest otherwise. The British comic Ricky Gervais posted pictures on Twitter drawing the wrath of people towards the cruel practice of trophy hunting. Rebecca in return played the victim card by saying that she was attacked only because she is a woman . I'd like to say here that it isn't the gender of the hunter which drew so much criticism , but the 'ill deed.'
Sad that even after all the criticism , Rebecca and the likes of her will continue hunting. Not just that, they will hunt with pride.
In a latest attempt to prohibit hunters from killing animals mercilessly,'Emirates Sky Cargo' has issued a ban on all trophy hunters from using their airlines to fly.The first airline to ban hunters was South African Airlines. It is the continent’s largest airline.The question now is, is whether other international airlines will follow suit.