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What are your thoughts on Dr. Walter Palmer and other "hunters" who kill endangered animals?


If you aren't familiar with the story, this dentist paid $50,000 to "hunt" and kill an endangered lion. Two of his companions lured the animal out of a protected area where this "man" shot the lion with a bow. It didn't die, it took them 40 hours to find and kill it with a rifle. He posed proudly with his one of many conquests as he's done this several times. What is it with certain people who feel the need to kill endangered animals? My personal thought - sociopath/narcissist Original Story: http://goo.gl/FDXlvl

 
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23 months ago
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    Christin Sander (ChristinS) 23 months ago

    I've heard his business closed, which is just in some ways, but probably very hard for those who worked there. That's who I feel sorry for in all this, the innocent bystanders. It is indeed pointless and cruel.

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23 months ago
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    Christin Sander (ChristinS) 23 months ago

    He's definitely of the lowest common denominator. No remorse, doesn't consider how his actions affect the whole pride of cats - shameful.

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23 months ago
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    Patty Inglish (Patty Inglish, MS) 23 months ago

    He did not kill for food and the lion was 13 years old, so put the unethical hunter in prison for 13 years and feed him only water and lion meat from lions who die of old age.


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23 months ago
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    Christin Sander (ChristinS) 23 months ago

    I can see that temptation.. especially knowing his actions will now end up in the death of all of his cubs by the new alpha male. People don't consider the domino effect of their stupid choices. He has no remorse, he needs jail not fines.

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23 months ago
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    Christin Sander (ChristinS) 23 months ago

    It is sad, but he's been caught before and shows absolutely no remorse, so I have not an iota of pity for this "man".

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23 months ago
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    Christin Sander (ChristinS) 23 months ago

    It's not a shock sadly, but it is disgusting and I hope the attention on this case will make trophy hunting of protected & endangered animals illegal. These "hunters" claim they support conservation - it's laughable.

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23 months ago
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23 months ago
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    Christin Sander (ChristinS) 23 months ago

    Since fines have not deterred him in the past and he is not accepting accountability; I think jail time is indeed warranted.


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23 months ago
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    TheBizWhiz 23 months ago

    (2 finish my statement from above) why don't people get this worked up over livestock that live their entire lives suffering. Its ok because they r not as beautiful as a lion?? Bunch of hypocrites


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23 months ago
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    Christin Sander (ChristinS) 23 months ago

    The sad thing is, this "mans" actions will also lead to the death of Cecil's cubs too - so it wasn't just one life mercilessly taken for ego, it was many. Sad.

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    TheBizWhiz 23 months ago

    Do you think we should also not have pets? We don't agree with humans being kept as slaves, yet we keep dogs, cats, birds, and fish hostage without their consent. If I did that to a human, they would consider it kidnapping.


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23 months ago
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    Christin Sander (ChristinS) 23 months ago

    I can't believe there are people who stand up for a man who killed a protected animal and tried to destroy the evidence. He doesn't deserve to die, but I hope this arrogant ass is ruined financially so he can't afford more "trophies".


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