Please do not click on this link if you don’t wish to see photos of:
a) a dead leopard, who sadly looks almost as though he is sleeping in the arms of his murderer
b) a cut-off elephant’s tail, naturally the clever hunter is brandishing it rather like the brush of a fox.
However if you want to see what rich gits spend their money on, click on the link and read on. And if you don’t care and you think it is acceptable, move along, and find other blogs to read. There is no point you wasting your time on mine.
It seems that hunting endangered species is what rich people like to do. According to the above web site:
Wealthy hunters pay thousands of dollars to shoot big game in Africa. The most prized hunts are the so-called “Big Five” – leopard, lion, rhino, elephant and buffalo. Four of the five are endangered. Killing one of these can often cost $10,000 (£6,300) for licences, which are meant to be strictly rationed. Hunting lodges insist animal populations need to be controlled and that the money that is generated through licences finance conservation efforts and provide employment for locals.
I did look up the hunting website referred to. Not surprisingly the Trump Twerps were not on the front page. The Trump Twerps are the ones on the above site I linked to, who are smugly displaying their dead ‘trophies’. So to speak, in case anyone wondered where that TT reference came from and didn’t click on the original link after my alert. I can imagine that $10,000/£6,300 is really going to be a deterrent to millionaires who want to kill animals in the African bush.
But there was an incredibly long justification of ethical hunting on the website. ‘Ethical hunting?’ You are having a laugh. So-called ‘culling’ (always amazes me how close it sounds to killing) to keep numbers down is bad enough. We should be starting with people anyway. But pretending hunting endangered species is ethical?
I have three proposals.
One. All those of you who seem to think shooting moving targets is a good idea should join the mil. (Half of you probably already have).
Two. If you want an expedition, I suggest the creation of a reserve, with all you hunters and your guns let loose on each other until you kill each other off. No loss to humanity and a vast saving to the animal population.
Three. If you can’t resist the animals, I suggest the creation of a reserve on level terms. You, the leopard, the lion, the rhino, the elephant, and buffalo – and no guns.
Anyone, who can justify killing such a beautiful animal as that sleeping leopard in the name of ‘sport’ is seriously sick. Just my opinion of course. Leave the animals be. They don’t cause half as much damage as people do.