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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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.
He's definitely of the lowest common denominator. No remorse, doesn't consider how his actions affect the whole pride of cats - shameful.
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.
There's an idea Patty ;) I agree no honor in "hunting" a lion that was lured from a protected area. It wasn't even a clean kill that animal suffered for 40 hours. Shameful.
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.
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".
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.
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.
Since fines have not deterred him in the past and he is not accepting accountability; I think jail time is indeed warranted.
Just a little fact update. Tracking device was not destroyed, but was removed and left at site. All permits legal from the government. only guilty n court of opinion
There was absolutely a whole lot wrong with what this man did. You think maiming an animal and letting it wander for 40 hours is ok so this selfish ass can have a trophy? Whatever we can agree to disagree this guy deserves his karma.
Most of the time when people hunt animals, it does not go down 1st shot, so u can't really say he is evil w/out condemning all hunters. Even ur family members who hunt.
BW; no he didn't have the permits. They lured the lion off of a reserve, which is illegal.
The Zmb government is asking for extradition on criminal charges.
I for one hope it is granted.
I can't believe some people are ok with trophy hunts. No respect for life or the planet we live on. If you hunt for food I can tolerate it, but for trophies? Nope I've not an iota of respect for trophy hunters not one.
never said was ok w/ trophy hunting. Actually said don't agree w/ it personally. I just am not hypocritical enough 2 judge him. fact is we all do more detrimental things 2 animals on a daily basis but no one cares because they don't have a cute name
(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
I don't eat livestock either, but I agree with you on this point. I wish people were more inclined to love and respect all animals and question where their meat comes from. I love cows - they're smart and sweet. I hate trophy hunting period.
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.
You can not compare all pets with slaves. Some are treated well, some are treated badly. In a mariage lots of women have no rights either. But this is a different topic.
Hey, u r the 1 that wanted 2 compare humans 2 animals, so u can't have it both ways. Also, u say it is ok to have pets as long as they r treated ok. Is it ok 2 keep a human against their will as long as they r treated well?
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".
So now he is "protected" and not "endangered"? Funny how that changed when facts r brought 2 light. They usually have that effect.
Btw, I am not standing up for him. I am just not jumping on the public opinion bandwagon
This cat was protected - he was on a preserve with a collar that is common knowledge. In many other areas lions are indeed endangered. Semantics... whatever.
He lived n a protected area. That doesn't mean he was specifically protected. He was killed outside of that area. He was no longer protected. Collars cannot b seen until after the kill. Collar doesn't mean protected, only tracked. Semantics?no facts
Wow, defend this narcissistic ass all you want, he's been caught poaching before. They lured the cat out of the park - he maimed the animal and you're defending him. That speaks volumes.... wow.
Again, not defending. If he did anything illegal n this hunt he should b punished, but no evidence of that has been shown 2 me. He did poach b4, was caught & punished. What I don't understand is why don't people get this worked up over livestock
How can anyone not have a problem with someone killing an animal for no reason other than mounting its head on a wall? Animals are not trophies and to think of them as such is just sick.
Trophy hunting doesn't bother most people because they know it contributes to overall conservation. What some of u don't realize is that development is the biggest killer of animals now days, not legal hunting.
Yes, because the best way to conserve something is to kill it and mount it on your wall *eyeroll* there are numerous other ways to practice conservation, that's just an excuse hunters make because they enjoy killing things for "fun".
My understanding is that a lot of the money they pay to kill the animal goes to conservation, is that right? If they were so concerned about conservation couldn't they just donate, you know, without killing the animal?
allegedly, but they don't just donate because they aren't in it for the conservation, they're in it because they take pleasure in killing - they just spin it with the whole conservation line of BS.
Aime, some is given w/out directly killing an animal. Hunting & fishing licenses go to conserve the wildlife, yet is not directly paid for killing. I guess in theory some could give money as a donation, but in reality most would not. Do you?
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