Outrage over Cecil is shared by Liberals, Conservatives, and Hunters

Following the story of the famed Zimbabwean lion, Cecil, slaughtered earlier this month it is hard not to get sucked into the comments.  There are liberals, conservatives, hunters, and even conservative hunters who are equally outraged by this tragedy.  Of course,  the comments on sites like FoxNews are for sheer entertainment while enlightening on why people in other countries believe Americans are dumb. Only about 3% of the comments had relevant material about the case, and the rest were just conservative loud mouths who obviously hadn’t even followed the story.  All they had to offer was that “Everyone upset over this lion is just a liberal gruber.”

Those who quickly try to get off topic by diverting the importance over to Planned Parenthood are another category.  They go on and on about liberals caring more for animal life than human life.  They seem to have forgotten just which party it is that protests the wars.  Animals are not fighting in our wars.  Humans are.

To say Cecil was “just another lion” is idiotic as clearly if he were the outrage would not be what it is.  Further, it is implied many conservatives that only liberals care this much for animals.  This would infer that conservatives do not care for animals, yet how many of them have pets.  If their pet was killed perhaps it would not make front page news, but would they feel their sorrow would be misplaced because their pet was “just another” animal.

The positive side to the outrage is that it shows that humans of any party are acknowledging this tragedy and are affected by it, thus showing empathy in a world where I could have sworn hope was lost.

Magnificent creature destroyed by idiotic American Human.
A magnificent creature destroyed by idiotic American Human.

Zimbabwe has requested Palmer is extradited.  The U.S. should comply because the parties that almost never agree with each other believe he should be held accountable for his involvement.  The professional hunter with Palmer states that the dentist took photos with Cecil.  Palmer states himself that he didn’t know Cecil was a famed Lion until the end of the hunt.  He does not say that he only heard the news when he arrived back to the U.S.  If this is the case, he is complicit.  When he discovered Cecil’s collar, the correct thing to do would be to report it to the authorities. Instead, he assisted in removing and destroying the collar and did nothing while Cecil was beheaded and skinned.  Let’s pretend the guides duped him.  He admits he knew Cecil was protected.  At that point, he should have reported the guides to the authorities, but he did not.

One can be for or against hunting.  This case is more than that.  You can disregard Cecil’s fame and the facts remain.  They perhaps didn’t know he was collared, but they did not report their mistake and further continued.  These people have been hunting for years and this was not Palmer’s first big game hunt.  The guides have years of experience in the territory. It is hard to believe any of them are innocent.

http://news.yahoo.com/hunter-cecil-lion-tells-afp-did-nothing-wrong-142129760.html

Walter Palmer- The Cowardly Dentist of Minnesota

I believe Jimmy Kimmel said it best about Palmer being a douchebag who wanted the head of a lion in his man cave so all his buddies could sit around drinking scotch and telling him how awesome he is.

It is apparent that Walter Palmer is a sociopath with an inferiority complex. He has a grandiose self-image and lack of empathy.  He needs validation, thus why he is a “trophy hunter”. A trophy’s purpose is to serve as recognition or merit for an achievement.  He had a successful practice that produced enough profit to afford his lavish big game hunts.  He feels inferior in life, perhaps his wife is the Alpha in the marriage? Regardless, his inferiority triggers something within to insert himself in a position of power over animals, animals that aren’t fighting back.  It is like when a bully picks on the weakest kid.

Through his hunts he has convinced himself that he is a Great White Hunter; fearless and boasting about his exceptional archery skills.  Yet, now that he is being hunted, he has gone into hiding.  Cowards hide.  If he is really innocent, why is he hiding?  Why isn’t he publicly on a mission to help prosecute the “local and professional guides” whose expertise he relied upon?

Trophy Hunting Sociopaths (Kendall Jones recap)

One beautiful morning I was scrolling through the news feed on Facebook and noticed that a friend had posted an article about some teenaged big game hunter from Texas posing with the dead animals she’d killed.  Looking at the article it seemed like a hoax as there have been many, many, images of families posed by dead animals in Africa that were Photoshopped.  Such photos put targets on these people’s backs I might add.  Before I wrote it off in my mind as a hoax I did some research online, something I encourage all people to do to stop the spreading of false news.  To my surprise, the story was completely true.

Kendall Jones, the 19-year-old, Texas Tech Cheerleader Big Game Hunter Chick, etc… a few articles causing a bit of a stir on the internet.  The comments are a funny read, more so than the articles are interesting to say the least, but they do leave you with that, “Damn, humans are doomed” feeling.  Straight away there are assumptions that the opposing parties are liberals or vegetarians as the majority of the comments are attacks on the them and PETA.  The individuals making these comments are incapable of formulating a well thought and well-written response; they have nothing else to contribute.  They’re immediately discredited, because I obviously have a higher IQ.  Then you have the comments by hunters boasting about eating meat and slaughtering animals with the intent to offend people.  Again, presumably incapable of contributing to the actual debate of the article, so they make it about them.  I’m just basing this on the fact that they don’t say anything relating to the article itself.

One of Kendall’s supporters said that the vegetarians are also killing life by eating plants and it affects humans because the plants produce oxygen.  Well, I’m assuming that this person never eats a vegetable, ever, but it’s too obvious that he didn’t even GOOGLE his “information” because if so, he would have known that the majority of the earth’s oxygen comes from phytoplankton found in the ocean.  Dumb and lazy are a bad combination and put that person behind a keyboard on a computer… oh lawd.

Another, said that he was surprised that the “tree hugging hippies” took a moment away from their BIG Gulps or McDonald’s Big Macs to even make comments on the articles.  Does anyone know of a true hippie that would drink massive amounts of sugar and even step foot inside a McD’s?  They’re too busy posting their Anti-GMO rants and buying over priced organic goodies from Whole Foods to bother! You silly human!  Even the anti-Kendall activists focused more on her wealth and how she got to participate in such a heinous act rather than the demise of the animals.

Most of the articles I’ve read say that Kendall was doing what she did because of conservation because the animals she killed often picked off the young of the animals of prey.   So, in other words, Africa Wildlife has Kendall to thank because she saved the day.

Interestingly enough, big game reservations breed animals so they can be hunted and killed by those who can afford and are willing to pay for the permits and the fees to hunt there.  She probably knew that, or maybe she didn’t, but  in her own words:

“Controlling the male lion population is important within large fenced areas like these to make sure the cubs have a high survival rate. Funds from a hunt like this go partially to the government for permits but also to the farm owner as an incentive to keep and raise lions on their property.

Large fenced in areas eh? The animals are not actually in the wild per se.  So, she’s not really doing anything that the operators of the reservations could not do themselves.   Here is what comes in a paid big game safari hunt in Zimbabwe.

Zimbabwe Hunting Safaris   10-Day Trophy Lion Safari
All inclusive of
Trophy fee, Baits included
1×1 $49,000.00
Included in safari package:
10 full days of hunting
Airport pick-up
Licenses
Trophy fee on lion
Taxes
Food, lodging and all beverages, wine and beer for duration of stay .
Services of a Professional Hunter
Also vehicle, trackers, skinners, cook, daily laundry, field preparation of trophies.

How exactly does shooting an animal that is provided within a confined area be it large or small make her a “huntress?”  Rather insulting I imagine to the actual hunters that hunt out in the open where both they and the animals are at risk of certain death.  These hunters define hunting because they use their actual tracking skills.   This gal and her daddy didn’t camp out in a tent in the wild and outwit the most fierce predators known to man.  Don’t kid yourself, this was like shooting fish in a barrel.   And hello, she’s posing next to her kills wearing enough black eyeliner to pass as a zebra and not a hair on her head is out of place.  Hardly what someone who kills animals in the true wild looks like after a kill.

Speaking of Daddy, he defended his daughter by saying she is actually a humanitarian and she is doing what she can to help feed third world countries.  Now, lets take this into consideration.  Instead of directly donating the money for the safari to the villagers, she opted to hunt and gave them scraps of elephant protein..  Again, she saved the day, but did you know that in some parts of Zimbabwe you can purchase a modest house for $49,000 USD?  Maybe some villagers prefer their way of life, but did she ask?  Funds for the hunt goes to the farmer as an incentive to raise the lions for the hunt, again, these animals are provided by a human for the kill, not by nature.   This is why her conservation defense is flawed.  They’re being bred which means created and put out into population.   She claims  the numbers need to be kept down in order for other wildlife prosper?  Perhaps  if they weren’t bred by the farmers for the hunt then they wouldn’t exist and there wouldn’t be a problem for said wildlife, but then there wouldn’t be any footage available for her sizzle reel.   It’s like doing a drive by at a puppy mill.   Daddy also stated that the lion she killed was old and sick and would have been killed by a younger lion.  Seriously, they teach you that in high school.  It’s part of their nature.  Wild animals don’t need the help of humans.  Humans are disrupting the way of nature.

Something else to consider, she’s a proud TEXAN, probably republican, but regardless she is an AMERICAN.   Her humanitarian concern for the welfare of others led her to another country to feed its villagers rather than spending the money on helping those in need in her own country.  An example would be homeless veterans.  There are approximately 80,000 people who are homeless in Texas right now and 13% are veterans.   While one might argue that taking care of the homeless here is not her responsibility, well neither was feeding villagers in Africa.

Kendall Jones is just a young and naive girl who just doesn’t know any better really.  She’s 19 and apparently not very intelligent since she posted photos that would obviously make her a marked human and she’s told everyone where they can find her, cheering on the sidelines of Texas Tech games.   She wants a reality show (not to be confused with docudrama.)  She has even tried to add importance to her character by claiming she got a death threat by Real Housewives star,  Joanna Krupa.  In all fairness, we are in the business of making celebrities out of talentless rich people for being vile human beings.  So maybe Joanna might want to pat herself on the back for being a contributor to Kendall’s mentality.

As far as the photos being posted on Facebook.  It’s not much different from when a person posts photos of deer or duck they have hunted and killed for food, the difference is the kind of animals that are in the photos.   BUT, when one views a photo of a dead elephant illegally killed by poachers, it looks pretty much the same as the photo Kendall has posted of her kill.  Both elephants are dead and the responsible party is posing for a selfie, however, I don’t think poachers use Facebook for bragging.  She claims to have killed a white rhino at age 13, an animal that has a NT (Near Threatened) status.  According to her family’s comments, as long as it’s not endangered it’s okay, okay meaning legal to kill.  Doesn’t seem as if they think beyond their bubble.  As if the loss of habitat and poachers aren’t enough, leave it to the Jones’ to speed up the extinction process.

Yes, the view is beautiful here from this high horse in which I sit although right now my view is very dark.   Would I be happy if Kendall suffered or became victim of an animal attack?  No.  I’m already happy, that would just make me laugh.   If Kendall wants to be worthy of her own show, perhaps she became a real hunter and stalked the poachers and picked them off one by one without being caught.  She’d be a true humanitarian then by getting rid of things the world would be better without… but until then.. just another attention whore whose 15 minutes is almost over.

Sincerely,

Lola

Resources
http://www.luxuryhunts.com/zimbabwe_lion_hunt.html
http://msn.foxsports.com/college-football/story/kendall-jones-texas-tech-cheerleader-defends-big-game-hunting-pics-facebook-070214
http://www.worldwildlife.org/species/white-rhino

Beloved Cecil

By now, all animal lovers have heard about the untimely and cruel death of the beloved Zimbabwean Lion, Cecil.  Cecil was illegally shot and butchered by one of the many wealthy trophy hunters here in the United States.  As articles circulate across the internet people are outraged and making death threats, while the self-righteous go on with their bit about “But if we wish or inflict ill things onto the hunter, it makes us no different than he is.”

Do I wish this person to be tortured and brutally killed? Absolutely not.  I wish him to be brutally tortured, but left to live many, many, years. To reply to the self-righteous about morality: The difference is that one takes the lives of creatures that aren’t bothering them or anyone for that matter, for the mere sake of “ego” and the need of self-validation.  IE: Each time Palmer looks at the animals he’s murdered he feels validated because he obviously, isn’t validated in any other way.

He has already been outed for having a bear-related felony record in which he admits to lying to the officials.  Anyone who believes his story about being lead to believe he was doing a legal hunt is an idiot.

While we are on the subject, rewind to Kendal Jones, the wannabe huntress. She actually boasted about killing Africa’s wildlife, then retracted her story. When the public assassinated her for her kills, she claimed to have killed an elephant to feed villagers and was doing it as a humanitarian. She is an American.  There are thousands of homeless veterans who fought for her freedom who need to be fed, but yet her humanitarian efforts lead her all the way to Africa? $49,000 buys decent shelter for families in Zimbabwe, but she thought it best to spend the money for a self-serving hunt and toss the carcass to the people for food.

These people are not even hunters!  I shall demonstrate.

Zimbabwe Hunting Safaris   10-Day Trophy Lion Safari
All inclusive of
Trophy fee, Baits included
1×1 $49,000.00

Included in safari package: 
10 full days of hunting
Airport pick-up
Licenses
Trophy fee on lion
Taxes
Food, lodging and all beverages, wine and beer for duration of stay .
Services of a Professional Hunter
Also vehicle, trackers, skinners, cook, daily laundry, field preparation of trophies.

“Services of a Professional Hunter, trackers, and bait.”

They call themselves hunters, but yet they use bait provided for them and someone else tracks the animal.  How exactly does that make one a hunter? It doesn’t, it makes them cowards.  They conquered an animal with a gun or an arrow, big whoop.  Did they cure cancer?  Did they create the next version of the Iphone? NOPE.  They paid to kill an animal in Africa, something that any red-blooded American could do with enough money.  They’re not elite.  They would only be elite if they were the only people allowed, but guess what?  Money talks in Africa and they are not the only people with money.  Therefore, again, they are nothing special, not elite, not glamorous, not skilled, … they are nobody.  They become spectacles only when they are being crucified for their heinous acts.

IF they go trek for miles and pitch a tent out in the wild where they are fair game to the predators without anyone who knows the land, then they can call themselves hunters… if they survive through the night and kill an animal on their own. Until then, they are just rich, stupid, delusional, sociopaths.

I think we wish these people would all die horrible deaths so the planet along with humankind and wildlife would be better off, we just don’t want to say it publicly because we feel it’s not PC. Well, Sharon Osbourne doesn’t seem to care.  ˇI even think if most of us had the chance to pull the trigger that lead to their demise we would do it, if we wouldn’t get caught!

These people enjoy killing animals, or else they wouldn’t do it.  The animals are not being killed for food, they are being killed for trophies.  Are any of these particular people currently active in any fields of zoology?  No. One is a dentist and the other is a cheerleader.  The whole, “I’m doing it for conservation” bit is bullocks.

I hope this guy gets extradited back to Africa and goes to prison.  It is time to make an example out of these people.  Let him be the one.  He should have thought about his practice and his family before he released his arrow.

If only CBS’s new show ZOO could be a reality.

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