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 theleathernun
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Well, well, well ... still another highly-paid doctor out there killing protected lions.

This nun would like to turn these guys loose on Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzmán.

Put a bounty on that guy's head and triple it if a trophy hunter bags that one. They don't even have to kill him, just wound him.

My thought is though that no trophy hunter will want to be bothered with a target that could shoot back.

These freaks can't even be bothered to stalk their prey. They have someone else do that and lure it into shooting distance, then just stand back and pull a trigger on a high-powered bow.
 cotter
Joined: 10/17/2005
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Posted: 8/5/2015 10:13:30 AM

This nun would like to turn these guys loose on Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzmán.


I think "El Chapo" would make mincemeat of those "trophy hunters".


They wouldn't be able to handle it ... like you said, they're used to someone luring their prey to them and they just stand back at a safe distance and shoot.

They only get close to it after it's dead and they can sit on it.
 11qq
Joined: 7/17/2015
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Posted: 8/5/2015 10:21:16 AM
yes! cowards all!!!

sort of like the ghouls and graverobbers of the Planned Parenthood abortion mills and their friends the insane left Liberals.

kill it then talk about the "fetal cadaver" on film while you're munching on a salad. the new America.

we should change our name like Bruce Jenner did! how about Frankenmerica?
 cotter
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Cecil the Lion’s Alleged Killer ...
Posted: 8/5/2015 12:23:08 PM
http://www.cnn.com/2015/07/30/opinions/flocken-cecil-lion-death/?iid=ob_article_organicsidebar_expansion&iref=obnetworkTwisted logic behind lion hunts
Twisted logic behind lion hunts

By Jeff Flocken

Updated 3:29 PM ET, Thu July 30, 2015

Cecil the lion, a major tourist attraction, was killed in Zimbabwe
Jeff Flocken: Lions aren't the only imperiled species hunted for sport

"Jeff Flocken is North American Regional Director for the International Fund for Animal Welfare. The views expressed are his own."

(CNN)The brutal killing of Cecil the Lion has rightly drawn outrage from around the world. Reports say that this local celebrity and dominant male of his pride was lured with food out of a Zimbabwe national park, only to be struck by an arrow shot from the bow of a Minnesota dentist who paid nearly $50,000 for the hunt. Tragically, Cecil's suffering did not end there. It is reported that, over the next 40 hours, Cecil was pursued and eventually shot in the head, skinned and decapitated.

Cecil's death is not an anomaly, but rather part of an all-too-common trend that is contributing to the decline of lion populations: trophy hunting. In the face of such hunting -- and other significant threats including habitat loss, and retaliatory killings -- African lion populations have declined by 60% over the past 30 years. As few as 32,000 lions remain in the wild today, and some scientists say the number could be much lower. With such rapidly dwindling numbers, individual lions like Cecil matter

Cecil's case is especially devastating given his status as the dominant male of his pride: With the complex social structure of lion prides, the damage can be compounded since Cecil can no longer protect his pride from rogue lions and other threats. Consequently, other males, young cubs, and females are placed in danger and could very well be killed themselves now that the pride structure has been destabilized.

As barbaric as this hunter's actions appear to have been, he has plenty of company. Wealthy thrill-seekers kill approximately 600 lions every year on trophy hunts. Unfortunately, Americans are primarily to blame: Over half of all lions killed for sport in Africa are shipped to the U.S. as trophies.

Sadly, lions aren't the only imperiled species hunted for sport. Americans continue to kill rhinos, leopards, elephants, polar bears, giraffes, leopards and a variety of other animals for gruesome mementos, collecting heads as if they were merit badges. Perhaps the most perverse part about this is that the rarer and more endangered these species become, the more valuable they are to trophy hunters, as evidenced by the $50,000 price tag of this hunt and the even more egregious $350,000 permit auctioned off earlier this year by a member of the Dallas Safari Club to kill a critically endangered Namibian black rhino.

There exists a twisted logic that justifies these hunts as "conservation" effor. Some claim that by paying for the right to kill a rare animal, the proceeds can go toward conservation efforts and thereby the kills are really in the name of conservation. Yet a number of studies have found that as little as 3 to 5% of revenues from trophy hunting operations are shared with local communities. And even if some of the money from these one-off kills eventually goes toward local people, it pales in comparison to the long term renewable revenue brought in by ethical wildlife watching and photography safaris, which bring billions of dollars in income to Africa.

Some countries, such as Kenya, have banned trophy hunting and seen the rise in ecotourism -- a sustainable industry that allows wildlife to be appreciated over and over. And other countries like Botswana have begun to rethink their trophy hunting policies.

Killing an imperiled animal to save it is nonsensical, morally wrong, economically harmful in the long-term, and disastrous from a biodiversity perspective. It is time we realized that animals' true value is when they are free to roam in the wild -- not killed for a hunter's mantle. Cecil the Lion attracted significant and sustained tourism in Zimbabwe and became a beloved local personality -- only to be brought down by a single trophy hunter. And he was only one of hundreds that die this way needlessly every year, alongside sport-hunted elephants, leopards, rhinos and other imperiled species.

If this tragedy has a silver lining, it's that the world is finally paying attention to the plight of these majestic creatures being needlessly killed. We can only hope that it's not too little, too late.


Why can't people just be content to pay all that money to go to see these animals interacting with one another ... take some pictures and go back home and share their adventures with their friends and family?
 theleathernun
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Posted: 9/24/2015 9:53:17 AM

Palmer stated in a weekend interview that had he known the importance of Cecil the Lion, he would not have killed it July 1.


This nun does not understand why he has to kill any creature!
 woobytoodsday
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Posted: 9/24/2015 2:28:41 PM
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 cotter
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Posted: 10/7/2015 7:15:23 PM
How many are watching "Blood Lions" tonight?

It's about lion breeding farms ... for "canned" hunting of lions. It guarantees the hunters a quick easy kill and they make tons of money. Most of the business for this comes from the US.
 LLove2LaughToo
Joined: 10/8/2015
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Posted: 10/12/2015 11:29:22 AM
So after all the brouhaha, business as usual.


Zimbabwe won't press charges against Cecil the Lion's killer :

http://www.cnn.com/2015/10/12/africa/zimbabwe-cecil-lion-walter-palmer-no-charges/
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