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Where is the Pride in Hunting Animals Rebecca Francis ?

Updated on May 18, 2015

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.

Glorifying hunting :(

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      Patti C 15 months ago

      hunting for sport in this day and age with so many endangered animals is unconscionable. She disgusts me.

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      Fran M. 16 months ago

      I wonder if she would care to hunt these animals if they had an equal chance to hunt her? Then I could call it sportsmanship! Does she know that giraffe are a very social species who mourn the loss of one of their group? I once saw a show on the subject. Does she know that elephants cry? Please leave the poor creatures alone. They feel grief, pain and fear just as we do. I hope that one day she will see the error of her ways. Disgusted and nauseated in New Jersey. PS Kudos to those airlines.

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      Emma O'Hara 23 months ago

      What the f..k is wrong with these people. I am sure they wouldn't want to be a trophy on someone's wall. There is no justification in killing an animal just for the sport of it. Every species has a right to live same as we do. They feel pain just as we do. Grow up.

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      Akriti Mattu 2 years ago from Shimla, India

      Sure everybody has the right to live their life the way they want but KILLING is not a right and if you wanna endorse that, your call, people like me won't.

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      debby1221 2 years ago

      Everyone has the right to live their life the way they choose. If she likes hunting, so be it. If you don`t like it, so be it. Thats what makes the world such an interestng and beautiful place. We don`t all have to agree, but we can be agreeable. Just my opinion.

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      Akriti Mattu 2 years ago from Shimla, India

      I really appreciate your comment .

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      Marisa 2 years ago

      This pathetic excuse of a woman should be highly embarrassed by these crimes. Unfortunately she is probably too dumb and narcissistic to comprehend the amount of devastation she is causing. Conservation is a shame perpetrated by cowards for cowards. How do these narcissists not have any guilt or compassion for these majestic creatures? Having lived for many years in Africa I have witnessed the slow destruction of this magnificent continent. The corruption of the African leaders and officials and the mindless stupidity of the American trophy hunter has reached alarming proportions.

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      Mara Alexander 2 years ago from Los Angeles, California

      Thank You Akriti

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      Akriti Mattu 2 years ago from Shimla, India

      Thank you so much for your time & thoughtful comment.

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      Mara Alexander 2 years ago from Los Angeles, California

      Great Hub That I voted up, and awesome

      I hate the senseless killing of our precious animals too. A person who can do that to an animal lacks any feelings, and could just as easily kill a human.

      Seeing the poor animals in these pictures makes me want to cry.

      I see the hunters as evil people, and karma will get them in this life or the next one

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      Akriti Mattu 2 years ago from Shimla, India

      I appreciate your thought process but i have to point out that the hub is not about California. In fact Rebecca Francis hunts extensively in locations with exotic flora and fauna and is doing a great damage to our wildlife. Trophy hunting is the worst form of hunting.

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      Larry Fields 2 years ago from Northern California

      Hi, Akriti. I feel as you do about trophy hunting. Voted up and interesting. Here in California, there's variation on the theme.

      More than 20 years ago, trophy hunting of mountain lions was legal. The most common hunting method was to use dogs to tree that big cat. Then the 'mighty hunter' would shoot the cougar with a puny .22 rifle. The big cat would slowly bleed to death, while the dogs were barking their heads off.

      Why? Because a bullet from a reasonable hunting rifle , like a .30-30, may damage the pelt.

      I can remember a referendum that we Californians voted on. Should mountain lion hunting be outlawed? Yes or no? I voted a very reluctant yes. My concern was the inhumane way that these animals were killed.

      That said, I do think that we should have been given a third option: Require cougar hunters to use more powerful firearms that are legal to use on deer.

      Mountain lions are a pest in the foothill towns in Northern California. They jump into backyards and kill people's beloved dogs. Occasionally, cougars also kill people.

      Mountain lion hunting is not just about vanity. It's also about public safety, and about the survival of livestock and companion animals. In California, the big cats are not endangered. In my opinion, cougar hunting should be legal in California, but it should be regulated.

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      Akriti Mattu 2 years ago from Shimla, India

      Yes you're absolutely right. Thanks for the feedback :)

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      Divya Sarjolta 2 years ago

      Glorifying hunting is really a shame! There is no justification for game hunting whatsoever. Thanks to people like her, many of these magnificent species have now been pushed to the brink of extinction.

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      Akriti Mattu 2 years ago from Shimla, India

      Yeah trophy hunting is the most bizarre thing I've ever seen or heard. I fail to understand how do these hunters even get permission to kill.

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      Romeos Quill 2 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Her pretty face won't even qualify in covering over an ugly heart.

      Was it not Oscar Wilde who, regarding fox hunting observed:-

      '‘ The unspeakable in full pursuit of the uneatable.’'

      Hunting in order to feed your family if starvation was imminent and would be the only alternative option open or even protecting aforementioned family from the danger of a wild predator would be understandable, but big game hunting is tantamout to murder in my book.

      The overfed and underconcerned snobs of the old British Empire have a lot to answer for and understand that some African tribes see the killing of a big cat as a rite of passage for a man coming-of-age in order to be accepted within his tribe, but I still don't buy it.

      Thanks for spotlighting.

      R.Q.

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      Steven Miller 2 years ago from Ohio Great City of Dayton

      Great information here! This is sad and really makes me mad people do these things. We are to be the stewards to life and of life on this planet God so loving gave us.

      Evil demons are running this world into the ground. People judge such comments harshly I feel this is because they are slaves to the beings on their shoulders whispering in their ears. Christ be in us all and the love of God will soon release us all from the evils of this earth.

      Thank you for the information here all evil works must be placed into the light!

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      John Hansen 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

      I think I prefer not to see them Kevin, it upsets me.

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      Akriti Mattu 2 years ago from Shimla, India

      Jodah i feel the same. Thanks for visiting.

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      The Examiner-1 2 years ago

      Jodah,

      You should see all of the animals on Pinterest that are cruelly harmed or killed.

      Kevin

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      John Hansen 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Thank you for writing this hub and drawing attention to this horrendous practice Akriti. I am appalled every time I see these cruel hunters posing with the bodies of their trophies..often of endangered species...it doesn't matter the person's sex. One of my countries sports stars posted a photo with an elephant he had killed and was swamped with social media outrage. Big game hunting should be outlawed and made a crime. It is good to see one of the major airlines now refusing to carry the trophies of hunters, so they can't get them home. I hope all others follow suit. Voted up.

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      Akriti Mattu 2 years ago from Shimla, India

      I'd like to sign the petition too. Please send me a link.

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      The Examiner-1 2 years ago

      Theresa,

      We do not know if she is feeding her own family, or herself, or even saving the skins/ heads to hang on the walls. She may only do this for pride of showing off to a club, friends or such. After shooting, perhaps she simply just leaves the animals laying there to rot.

      I have pin - on Pinterest - on my 'Animal Cruelty' board to sign a petition against her.

      Kevin

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      Akriti Mattu 2 years ago from Shimla, India

      My point exactly.

      Thanks.

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      Theresa Ast 2 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      The woman's callous and cruel behavior, and that of all male and female hunters like her, is disgusting and reprehensible. She is obviously doing this for the thrills and the attention she gets. Shooting animals to feed your own family cannot be compared to shooting for sport. With high-powered rifles and motorized vehicles there is no sport in it at all. She and they should be ashamed and if they need to test themselves, take up running, swimming, mountain climbing -- a real sport where the only person they can hurt is themselves.

      Thank you for writing this important article.

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      Akriti Mattu 2 years ago from Shimla, India

      Thank you.

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      The Examiner-1 2 years ago

      I agree with you about her. She was already on Pinterest - weeks ago - to sign a petition to stop her. I have it on one of my boards. There is no reason for harming animals which are minding their own business and harming nobody. I voted this up, shared and pinned it.

      Kevin

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      Akriti Mattu 2 years ago from Shimla, India

      Yes there are plenty of others and all of them have been subjected to criticism in the past. But don't think that affects them. It's sad.

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      Keisha Hunter 2 years ago from Paradise and then some

      Indeed this is sad, but i am sure that she isn't the only one doing it which does partially validate her gender whining. With that said, i didn't even know you could 'hunt' an animal that is so easy to catch and kill. I guess the hunt is actually in the 'find' or 'see and shoot'. Most of those don't even seem edible.

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      Akriti Mattu 2 years ago from Shimla, India

      Thanks

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      Sanjay Sharma 2 years ago from Mandi (HP) India

      I appreciate your concern to bring attention to this gruesome killing.

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      Akriti Mattu 2 years ago from Shimla, India

      i felt the same and thought what kind of a hobby is this.

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      Linda Crampton 2 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      I was horrified when I saw your opening photo on social media sites. The joy in the woman's face and her pose beside the dead giraffe are sickening to see. Thank you for raising awareness of the situation.

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      She is crazy, hunting wild animals as a trophy, she will go to hell when she dies

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      Akriti Mattu 2 years ago from Shimla, India

      Thanks for your response.

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      DebMartin 2 years ago

      Trophy hunting is nothing more than animal abuse. If one wants to hunt overpopulated animals for food, I have no problem, as long as they are good at what they do and respectful of the animal. But when someone wants to kill an animal (healthy or sick) for fun and trophy, I'm sickened. The problem is that some people, no matter how intelligent or how attractive, have over-inflated egos at the expense of others, including animals. Hopefully this young woman will evolve and understand that her ego has (see me, look at me, aren't I wonderful) has kept her from being truly connected to this world and those of us in it.

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      Akriti Mattu 2 years ago from Shimla, India

      Thanks for reading it and thinking the way you do.

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      Venkatachari M 2 years ago from Hyderabad, India

      Akriti, I agree with your concern and condemn these brutal hunting practices by people. Such persons should be punished. It is very funny to note that they claim it to be conservation. What kind of conservation? Silly excuses to protect their deplorable acts.

      I am very glad to see you bring this point to highlight by making a hub on it. Thanks for sharing such public awareness items.

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      Akriti Mattu 2 years ago from Shimla, India

      More than irritating, it is depraving.

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      Sammam Ayub 2 years ago from Quetta,Pakistan

      So irritating dude :(

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      Akriti Mattu 2 years ago from Shimla, India

      Thanks for the feedback.

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      Jennifer-Louise 2 years ago from Nottingham

      I completely agree with Mike! I can't get over how vile this person is, a long with many others unfortunately. Those photos make my skin crawl. :(

      Great post though, and raising awareness of animal cruelty and hunting!

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      Akriti Mattu 2 years ago from Shimla, India

      Evil indeed.

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      Mike 2 years ago from Wales, United Kingdom

      Killing for sport is outright disgusting in my opinion. I'm shocked that someone would not only think it is ok to hunt and kill but then have the disrespect to pose over it like a trophy.

      Evil human being. Voted up to raise awareness of this animal cruelty

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      Akriti Mattu 2 years ago from Shimla, India

      If only more of us could learn to be in sync with nature.

      I remember William Wordsworth's lines here -

      "And much it grieved my heart to think

      What man has made of man."

      Peace.

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      manatita44 2 years ago from london

      Lot of passion here, Akriti. I feel for you as I feel for the animals. Ignorance is the cause of many sufferings. Sometimes, we are not actually conscious of a wrong. In fact we may even believe that we are right. The Supreme Weaver knows, and She will judge us accordingly. Let us send out loving kindness to others, and may She heal our hearts. Much peace.

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      Akriti Mattu 2 years ago from Shimla, India

      Yep and worse still, people take pride in something so petty.

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      Dan Harmon 2 years ago from Boise, Idaho

      I grew up hunting for our meals - we lived off of deer and elk. That's a far cry, however, from hunting for "sport" and trophies. I've never understood the mentality of killing for fun and a big trophy hanging on the wall just means you can pull a trigger, nothing more. A two year old can do that.

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      Akriti Mattu 2 years ago from Shimla, India

      Ya i kinda thought the same and felt disgusted.

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      GREDWSARDS 2 years ago

      I look at this photo and wounder why would you do this, what was this person thinking at that time, to lay down beside an animal which has been killed and with a happy smile on her face, really what's going on there inside her head and the head of the person who took the photo.

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      Akriti Mattu 2 years ago from Shimla, India

      Hey thanks.

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      Dinesh 2 years ago from Delhi

      very nice and interesting post ..!!

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      Akriti Mattu 2 years ago from Shimla, India

      Yep she just didn't care.

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      moonlake 2 years ago from America

      I'm just glad she's not my daughter. I sure couldn't be proud of her. She did this for attention and that is just what she is getting. My family hunts but would never think of hunting an animal like this. Giraffe numbers are going down but she didn't care.

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      Sheila Brown 2 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

      From the different articles I have read on this, the giraffe was old and sickly and was going to be "put down" so it did not suffer. There was no "hunting" involved, she killed a dying giraffe. The point here is that she enjoyed it and enjoyed the attention that she received from it. My husband hunts, but only what we will eat. For anyone to hunt, especially animals such as zebra and giraffe, is a sick sport and this type of person is a sick individual!

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      Akriti Mattu 2 years ago from Shimla, India

      Mental illness it is indeed!

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      Oztinato 2 years ago from Australia

      This "huntress" is trying to make money out of this. She thinks she is sexy enough to pull it off.

      A sick person looking for a buck. She could be mentally illn

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      Akriti Mattu 2 years ago from Shimla, India

      Completely agree.

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      Suhail Zubaid aka Clark Kent 2 years ago from Mississauga, ON

      The whole notion that hunters help in conservation was shredded into smithereens by one hub of mine. It is a lie spread by cowards for cowards. Hunters of this ilk are the most deceitful and treacherous group of humans. Imho, they will have no issue in even killing an innocent human if they want.

      Yes, hunters do help in conservation but it is solely for their consumptive use. Their help is only a small and negligible percentage of conservation help given by non-consumptive users like tourists, eco-tourists, wildlife photographers, national and wildlife park visitors, birders, so on and so forth.

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      Akriti Mattu 2 years ago from Shimla, India

      So am i.

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      Jaye Denman 2 years ago from Deep South, USA

      I can be outraged over these horrendous pictures (and the actions of these monsters), and I am!

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      Akriti Mattu 2 years ago from Shimla, India

      I appreciate your point of view and i am in agreement with what your'e saying. Sad that some people just don't realize the hazards that lie in the future when these beautiful species might go extinct.

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      Mel Carriere 2 years ago from San Diego California

      There are too few of these magnificent creatures left. My sport is birdwatching, and my only weapon is my binoculars. Sometimes my wife uses her camera to shoot the birds. No birds are harmed in this process, but scratching a new bird off of your list is just as satisfying, in fact more so, than laying beside a 20 foot giraffe that is pretty hard to miss with a high powered rifle. Where is the sport in that? What is the achievement? The animals of the Serengeti are treasures of nature that should be preserved at all cost, not slaughtered. Fortunately I had the great pleasure and privilege of visiting Kenya's Amboseli National Park in 1984, so I got a chance to see some of these great beasts before people like this soulless wench can slaughter them all. Great hub! I'm going to share this, people should know.

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      Akriti Mattu 2 years ago from Shimla, India

      I wish the photos were taken while the innocent animals were alive.

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      Louise Barraco 2 years ago from Ontario

      Awesome photos

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      Melissa A Smith 2 years ago from New York

      I can't rationally be outraged with this over any other typical game animal (deer, rabbits, wild boar) being hunted as long as the meat is used.