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Mon Mar 12, 2012, 09:36 PM

The A***oles didn't fall far from the tree: Trumps sons pose with their dead animals

By MEGHAN KENEALLY
PUBLISHED: 17:54 EST,

Grizzly photos have surfaced of Donald Trump's millionaire sons smiling broadly next to the dead carcasses of wild animals that they shot while on a big game hunt in Africa.
Though the two men- Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump- deny any wrong doing and proudly argue that they are hunters, many animal rights advocates are taking jabs at the pair.
In one of the photos, 34-year-old Don holds the sawed off tail of an elephant and another the knife that likely cut it.




Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2114122/Donald-Eric-Trump-pictured-posing-trophy-carcasses-big-African-hunt.html

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Mon Mar 12, 2012, 09:39 PM

1. Assholes.

edit: ya that's right, I spelled it out

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Response to AtomicKitten (Reply #1)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 12:45 AM

57. +1

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Mon Mar 12, 2012, 09:41 PM

2. Well of course

The bigger the animal, the bigger their penises. It's a well known FACT, dontcha know?

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Mon Mar 12, 2012, 09:41 PM

3. Sickening pics.

Hunting is fine if you're going to eat what you kill.

Killing for sport is twisted.

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Response to alittlelark (Reply #3)

Mon Mar 12, 2012, 10:11 PM

20. agreed. my brother has stupid dead dear heads in his living room - something i never understood

but his freezer is full of the meat, so i have no problem with it. i have been dear hunting, but never saw the attraction to it. it mainly consist of getting up before the dawn and sitting in a cold wooden box - where you can't talk. i did enjoy the couple of quail hunts i have been on, and the quail was delicious. watching the dogs find the birds was amazing.

why anyone would want to shoot that beautiful cat is beyond me.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Mon Mar 12, 2012, 09:43 PM

4. I've never understood the point of big game hunting.

Hunting for food-sure, I understand that. I live in a rural area where deer are hunted, processed, and used for food for families. I know families who tan the hides, boil the bones-use nearly every part. Though I don't do it I can understand and respect someone who is trying to feed their families and doesn't waste what they've hunted/harvested.

Big game is just a waste.

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Response to xmas74 (Reply #4)

Mon Mar 12, 2012, 09:47 PM

7. Point

 

Money

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Response to xmas74 (Reply #4)

Mon Mar 12, 2012, 09:58 PM

11. Well, in the Rocky Mountain west ...

... big game, i.e., elk, deer, pronghorn, are hunted as part of wildlife management.

I have no problem with that ... millions of human beings living with their pets and driving their cars and eating all kinds of fruits and vegetables and meats that must be farmed distorts the natural process for wildlife like "big game."

So, sports hunting as an organized, scientifically managed process benefits and encourages healthy wildlife populations.

Now, in Africa, there may be some of the same situations ... but I really doubt that leopards fit in that category.

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Response to earthside (Reply #11)

Mon Mar 12, 2012, 11:49 PM

46. Leopards are endangered and protected in many African countries

You have to go out of your way to find a place where it's legal. Zimbabwe is where these assholes went.

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Response to SomethingFishy (Reply #46)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 12:48 AM

58. "Zimbabwe is where these assholes went."

Fuck Mugabe.

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Response to SomethingFishy (Reply #46)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 11:51 AM

109. Bingo.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Mon Mar 12, 2012, 09:43 PM

5. omg, killing for the fun of it

this makes me sick.

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Response to wendylaroux (Reply #5)

Mon Mar 12, 2012, 10:00 PM

15. +1,000,000

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Mon Mar 12, 2012, 09:45 PM

6. Disgusting pigs.

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Response to polly7 (Reply #6)

Mon Mar 12, 2012, 10:29 PM

24. Pigs are not parasitical murdering scum. Trump brats are.

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Response to aquart (Reply #24)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 12:33 AM

53. You're right, and my apologies to pigs.

They're actually pretty smart animals too, unlike these nasty Trump spawn.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Mon Mar 12, 2012, 09:47 PM

8. That's disgusting. How proud they must be...cowardly gunning a defenseless animal down.

Ironically, they think this shows their masculinity, when it's just the opposite.

I told my ex, who was a hunter, that if he REALLY wanted to show how great he is at tracking and "catching" wild animals, he'd try to photograph them. That's much harder to do than shoot one.

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Reply #8)

Mon Mar 12, 2012, 09:54 PM

9. Has he taken up photography?

Or at least stopped hunting?

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Response to Control-Z (Reply #9)

Mon Mar 12, 2012, 11:07 PM

38. Well, I haven't seen him in a looooong time, but I expect he still hunts. He's that kind.

But at least he wasn't good at it. He wasn't good at most things.

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Reply #38)

Thu Mar 15, 2012, 08:13 PM

195. Not sure why, but that really cracked me up.

"But at least he wasn't good at it. He wasn't good at most things. "

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Response to Control-Z (Reply #9)

Wed Mar 14, 2012, 04:35 PM

182. My husband used to be a duck hunter and attended many camping trips with his friends.

He finally realized hunting and killing duck was not a decent thing to do, but he missed the commodore of those trips...so he went along and recorded the trip and activities with his camera. He said that was much more rewarding than shooting and killing ducks...or staying home. I was really proud of him.

I don't understand how men can get joy out of killing those majestic animals. The fight isn't fair when you have a gun! You become a killer and a disgusting bully...which is what the Trump brothers are.

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Response to Auntie Bush (Reply #182)

Thu Mar 15, 2012, 08:06 PM

194. Your husband sounds like a good guy.

You must feel lucky to have him. My future ex is such a disappointment. lol. There is no doubt in my mind that he'd still be hunting had he ever done any in the first place. He gets joy out of using and destroying people, though. He'd probably stuff 'em and mount 'em if he could.

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Reply #8)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 12:50 AM

59. That's what I always think when trophy hunters give their bullshit line about "sport"

The pleasure of being out in nature, the challenge of tracking an animal, the excitement of being near one and pursuing it and getting it in your sights...

Okay, I can understand that. Then why can't you do all of that with a CAMERA? Why can't you create wildlife photography that others can enjoy, instead of destroying something precious? The reason is because it's really all about the killing. That's where their thrill really comes from. And that's also why they can't get it from hunting common animals like American deer, and eating the meat or donating it - because they want to destroy something ~exotic~ and rare.

And that is a sign of a profoundly, probably-irredeemably fucked-up mind.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Mon Mar 12, 2012, 09:54 PM

10. Man, they look like assholes.

I mean there was that bold 19th century explorer, who explored the jungles teaming with tigers, shooting the beasts to stay alive. And then 130 years later, some assholes wanted to pretend they were like him, so they went to some reserve where they could pay a vast sum of money to shoot basically zoo animals and hold them up.

Look, folks its gone. The great unexplored jungles are no more. You don't look like that bold explorer, he was defined by courage and risk, not by having enough money to shoot exotic game. I love me some elk jerky, but if you're killing animals you don't intend to eat or that didn't attack you, you're doing it to prove something to the world, and the world isn't impressed.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Mon Mar 12, 2012, 09:58 PM

12. So do these 30-something clowns have jobs or do they just sponge off The Daddy-Donald?

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Response to tabatha (Reply #13)

Mon Mar 12, 2012, 10:19 PM

21. This is lovely

"You are also virtually guaranteed, that you can shoot something every day of your safari."

Here's a bunch of photos. Brings tears to my eyes.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/realafricasafari/sets/72157623456840582/show/

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Mon Mar 12, 2012, 10:00 PM

14. Oh God! That first photo made me audibly gasp.

How horrifying. May karma visit them soon and often.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Mon Mar 12, 2012, 10:04 PM

16. I hate them!

And look at that cocky bastard sitting on the buffalo he murdered. He has his rifles propped against the animal's horns and his hat plopped on one of them. BASTARD! It's bad enough you killed this amazing animal, but you had to mock it too. I curse you, you bastard, and your murdering brother too. Assholes!

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Response to frogmarch (Reply #16)

Mon Mar 12, 2012, 11:35 PM

39. You can't murder a non-human animal, except metaphorically.

 

Be as outraged as you like, but let's not "murder" the English language while we're at it...

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Response to Johnny Rico (Reply #39)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 12:44 AM

56. Look! Someone being pedantic on the internet!

How novel.

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Response to Johnny Rico (Reply #39)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 02:36 AM

65. Murder

http://www.thefreedictionary.com/murder

1. To kill (another human) unlawfully.
2. To kill brutally or inhumanly.
3. To put an end to; destroy: murdered their chances.
4. To spoil by ineptness; mutilate: a speech that murdered the English language.
5. Slang To defeat decisively; trounce.

My grammar has always been okay, but thanks anyhow.




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Response to Johnny Rico (Reply #39)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 09:10 AM

74. And why should we not use it metaphorically?

And why should we not use it metaphorically?

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Response to LanternWaste (Reply #74)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 10:38 AM

82. From the context of the outraged posters on this thread, I don't think it *is* being used

 

metaphorically. It's quite apparent that they consider it murder...as such.

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Response to Johnny Rico (Reply #82)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 11:16 AM

96. I'm sure you infer it in such a way as to better validate your own outrage...

I'm sure you infer it in such a way as to better validate your own outrage against those you perceive to be, well... outraged.

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Response to LanternWaste (Reply #96)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 11:21 AM

99. I'm not outraged at anyone. Not the hunters nor the posters.

 

I'm indifferent towards the hunters, and I'm amused by many of the posters.

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Response to Johnny Rico (Reply #99)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 11:26 AM

102. Of course we rationalize our own emotional responses at a thing while minimizing the same in others.

Of course we rationalize our own emotional responses at a thing while minimizing the same in others.

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Response to LanternWaste (Reply #102)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 11:36 AM

105. So who's rationalizing? I'm amused...I freely admit it.

 

Of course we rationalize our own emotional responses at a thing while minimizing the same in others.

I'm not minimizing the same in others, I'm pointing it out...and chuckling as I do so!

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Response to Johnny Rico (Reply #39)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 11:20 AM

98. ...

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Response to Johnny Rico (Reply #39)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 11:55 AM

111. Your sig line is giving you away.

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Response to geardaddy (Reply #111)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 12:51 PM

119. Really? What's it giving away? I'm rather curious.

 

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Response to geardaddy (Reply #111)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 03:27 PM

130. Shhh Don't Let Him Know What We Know!

 

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Response to HangOnKids (Reply #130)

Wed Mar 14, 2012, 04:05 PM

179. Nah, he is fooling everyone here.

Matter of time, as all things usually are.

Heinlein wrote that.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Mon Mar 12, 2012, 10:08 PM

17. oh! so sad!

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Mon Mar 12, 2012, 10:09 PM

18. Sick basturds. Aren't big cats endangered?!

They deserve to rot in hell.

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Response to femmocrat (Reply #18)

Mon Mar 12, 2012, 10:43 PM

28. Don't know for sure about others but the Cheetah is..

on the endangered species list.


http://curiosity.discovery.com/question/why-are-cheetahs-endangered

shit is that a Leopard or a Cheetah? Leopards are a protected species...


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Response to SomethingFishy (Reply #28)

Mon Mar 12, 2012, 10:45 PM

29. That is a leopard.

EDIT:

Here is a far better organization on the western part of Southern Africa:

http://www.cheetah.org/

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Response to tabatha (Reply #29)

Mon Mar 12, 2012, 10:49 PM

31. Thanks...

that actually makes it worse since not only are the endangered but protected including in many African countries..

Assholes either way..

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Response to SomethingFishy (Reply #31)

Mon Mar 12, 2012, 11:07 PM

37. Maybe a bunch of emails with this link should be sent to them as a better way to spend their $

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Response to femmocrat (Reply #18)

Mon Mar 12, 2012, 11:52 PM

47. The conservation status of the leopard is "near threatened", which is actually

 

the second best classification. Limited hunting doesn't threaten the species as a whole.

Granted, it did threaten this particular member of the species...

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Mon Mar 12, 2012, 10:11 PM

19. Disgusting. How nineteenth century of them.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Mon Mar 12, 2012, 10:19 PM

22. So they're "manly" because they can kill endangered species?

In whose opinion (other than theirs)?

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Mon Mar 12, 2012, 10:20 PM

23. THEY KILLED A LEOPARD?????????????????????????????????????

Pull their passports.

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Response to aquart (Reply #23)

Mon Mar 12, 2012, 10:35 PM

26. Why? They broke no laws. nt

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Response to hack89 (Reply #26)

Mon Mar 12, 2012, 10:58 PM

34. Leopards are protected in many countries in Africa, if this was within one of those countries...

then they were poaching, which is highly illegal.

In addition, if they attempted to import any parts of the leopards into the United States, and the leopard was taken in Northern or Central Africa, then the permit would be denied.

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Response to Humanist_Activist (Reply #34)

Mon Mar 12, 2012, 11:41 PM

43. They were hunting in Zimbabwe, where leopard hunting is legal.

 

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Response to Johnny Rico (Reply #43)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 12:12 AM

50. Which doesn't make either of them any smaller of a douche.

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Response to Occulus (Reply #50)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 12:20 AM

51. Shrug. There are a lot of things more worthy of getting upset about than the legal hunting

 

of an animal.

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Response to Johnny Rico (Reply #51)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 12:51 AM

60. Which is why you're all over this thread, huh Mr. McDollar? lol nt

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Response to sudopod (Reply #60)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 10:45 AM

85. *I'm* not the one who's upset, am I?

 

I will admit to being amused by the outrage on this thread...hence my posting.

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Response to Johnny Rico (Reply #85)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 05:01 PM

139. there's a word for posting about things that you don't care about

in order to get a rise out of people.

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Response to sudopod (Reply #139)

Wed Mar 14, 2012, 01:19 AM

149. I disagree with most of the posts on this thread. *That* is what makes it interesting to me.

 

What's boring is a thread where all you can say is "Ditto!"...yes?

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Response to Johnny Rico (Reply #149)

Wed Mar 14, 2012, 11:07 AM

162. That's cause you find it fun...

 

To kill animals

How disgusting

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Response to surfdog (Reply #162)

Wed Mar 14, 2012, 11:10 AM

165. Ah, but I *don't* find it fun. Other people do, to which I'm indifferent.

 

I do find it fun to eat animals, of course. I'm perfectly happy to pay someone else to kill an animal for me so I can do just that.

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Response to Johnny Rico (Reply #51)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 02:22 AM

63. How do your ears not prick up when you hear the word Zimbabwe?

...There are more worthy things to get upset about and this is part and parcel of things worthy of getting upset about, as it is pretty likely these chaps were being profited off of by the lackeys of brutal dictator. I presume you've heard of Mr. Mugabe and ZANU-PF?

Inside the hidden links between American big-game hunters and Zimbabwe’s Mugabe dictatorship.
By Joshua Hammer
Newsweek
Updated: 5:58 p.m. ET Jan. 13, 2006

Jan. 13, 2006 - Jocelyn Chiwenga is not a woman to be taken lightly. The wife of Gen. Constantine Chiwenga, commander-in-chief of Zimbabwe’s army, Mrs. Chiwenga has earned a reputation in her own right as a vicious enforcer for President Robert Mugabe and his ruling Zimbabwe African National Union-Popular Front (ZANU-PF). In April 2002 she reportedly showed up at a farm outside Harare, the capital, with an armed gang and ordered the farm’s white owner to turn over his property to her or be killed, according to documents filed in a Zimbabwean court. One year later, Chiwenga accosted Gugulethu Moyo, an attorney for a pro-opposition newspaper, and beat her so severely that she had to seek medical attention. “Your paper wants to encourage anarchy in this country,” Chiwenga reportedly shouted as she punched and slapped the 28-year-old lawyer on a Harare street. “Chiwenga is as close to the center of power as you get,” says David Coltart, a parliamentarian and leader of the Movement for Democratic Change, the country’s main opposition party.

She also knows how to use her power. About three years ago, Chiwenga won an auction for a coveted lease on a 220-square-mile tract of bush, owned by Zimbabwe’s Parks and Wildlife Authority, located just outside Hwange National Park in southwest Zimbabwe. Abounding in the Big Five—lion, elephant, Cape buffalo, leopard, and black rhino—Chiwenga’s property has since become a choice destination for professional hunters, particularly well-heeled Americans.

Now, Chiwenga’s business ambitions—as well as her political clout—have brought her to the attention of the U.S. government. Last November, the Treasury Department added Chiwenga, 50, to a list of 128 Mugabe relatives and cronies who are “undermining democratic processes or institutions in Zimbabwe.” The Treasury Department has blocked the assets of those on the list and established penalties of up to $250,000 and 10 years’ imprisonment for anyone who does business with them. And that executive order has put dozens, if not hundreds, of Americans who hunt on her land in legal jeopardy.

Chiwenga’s sanctioning by the U.S. government has drawn new attention to the unsavory, and usually hidden, links between American sportsmen and the Mugabe dictatorship. During the past six years, Zimbabwe’s economy has been in free fall, with the country’s gross domestic product dropping by half and agricultural production sinking by more than 80 percent. But hunting has remained one of the country’s few thriving industries, bringing in as much as $30 million annually, according to conservationists and professional hunters in Zimbabwe. Much of that cash has gone into the coffers of ZANU-PF insiders, who have gained control of government-owned safari land at below market prices, reportedly through rigged auctions in many cases. One of Chiwenga’s neighbors in the Victoria Falls area is Webster Shamu, Mugabe’s Minister of Policy Implementation, and a key architect of Operation Murambatsvina—“Clean out the Rubbish”—the brutal slum clearance program that has left some 700,000 poor black Zimbabweans homeless. (Shamu is among the original 77 insiders who had their assets frozen and were barred from entering the United States by the Treasury Department in 2003). Another big player is Jacob Mudenda, the former governor of Matabeleland North. All of them do a brisk business catering to professional American hunters, who make up about half of the clientele, according to industry insiders.

More: http://www.zimbabwesituation.com/jan15_2006.html


And in case you know nothing of Zimbabwe, the abstract of the 2011 Amnesty International Annual Report on human rights in Zimbabwe:

Police continued to arbitrarily arrest and detain human rights defenders and journalists undertaking legitimate human rights work. There was some loosening of restrictions on the media and Parliament debated a bill to reform the repressive Public Order and Security Act (POSA). Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people faced persecution. The victims of the 2005 forced evictions continued to live in deplorable conditions with some being targeted for eviction or facing the threat of eviction.

http://www.amnesty.org/en/region/zimbabwe/report-2011


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Response to ellisonz (Reply #63)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 05:02 AM

67. Well done, ellisonz, thanks for this well-researched reply...

Unfortunately, I fear that Johnny Rich will remain inpervious to your well-reasoned response. His bias is pretty obvious.
SG

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Response to ellisonz (Reply #63)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 10:50 AM

87. I think it's safe to say that the vast majority of posters on this thread who are

 

wearing their outrage on their sleeve and damning this hunter to Hell in profanity-laced rants never even considered where in Africa this hunt took place. It's the simple act of killing these animals that's infuriating them.

Your point about these hunts supporting Mugabe and ZANU-PF is a legitimate one, however.

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Response to Johnny Rico (Reply #87)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 02:43 PM

127. You should try and show some understanding...

...for why people care about the environment. The bottom line is these guys went to a conflict region to exploit the natural resources and in doing so likely supported individuals who are the target of U.S. sanctions (about 120 Mugabe regime figures). I don't think most of these posters would be upset if these guys went deer hunting in Wisconsin, but that's not what they did; they used their money to go to Africa and slaughter beautiful creatures. I wonder why these dickheads went to Zimbabwe...but it seems that in general, very few permits are issued in South Africa for hunting leopards so my guess is that they could not obtain a permit in SA, which does have pretty serious hunting regulations, even if they are often flouted. These guys thumbed their nose at conservation.

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Response to ellisonz (Reply #127)

Wed Mar 14, 2012, 01:17 AM

148. Remember the thread about the big game commissioner who hunted a mountain lion in Idaho?

 

I don't think most of these posters would be upset if these guys went deer hunting in Wisconsin

He posted a picture very much like the one in this thread, and poster after poster expressed feelings virtually identical to those in this thread. I think it's safe to say that the African (Zimbabwean, specifically) setting of this hunt is irrelevant to most on this thread.

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Response to Johnny Rico (Reply #148)

Wed Mar 14, 2012, 01:32 AM

151. Yes.

I would note that many are annoyed with him not just because he hunted but because he went out of state to kill an animal that he is prohibited from killing in his state. What is your problem with those who find the killing of animals to be despicable? Do you not realize that there are many vegetarians and vegans at DU? Here: http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=forum&id=1131 go tell the Vegetarian, Vegan and Animal Rights group that their "feelings" are wrong.

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Response to ellisonz (Reply #151)

Wed Mar 14, 2012, 09:52 AM

156. You just asked me to violate the rules of this forum.

 

go tell the Vegetarian, Vegan and Animal Rights group that their "feelings" are wrong.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=forum&id=1131

"A safe haven for anyone interested in vegetarianism, veganism, and animal rights, to discuss health and animal related issues, organize, exchange recipes, support each other, and network."

Do you not realize that there are many vegetarians and vegans at DU?

Sure I do. So what? There are lots of omnivores here as well, I would dare say they outnumber the vegetarians and vegans.

I would note that many are annoyed with him not just because he hunted but because he went out of state to kill an animal that he is prohibited from killing in his state.

I would note that most were simply mad at him because he killed a mountain lion and posted a picture of it on the internet. The "out of state" thing was simply a pretext for saying that he should be fired (not going to happen, BTW...http://www.democraticunderground.com/1002416351)

What is your problem with those who find the killing of animals to be despicable?

I don't have the slightest "problem" with them. I do disagree with them, which means I find it an interesting topic to discuss.

Don't you find it interesting?

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Response to Johnny Rico (Reply #156)

Wed Mar 14, 2012, 01:39 PM

172. Then shit or get off the pot.

I don't have the slightest "problem" with them. I do disagree with them, which means I find it an interesting topic to discuss.
When you habitually disagree and mock it does appear as if you have a problem with them. I'm glad to see you're expanding your DU career beyond the Gungeon, but you need to understand that many people live very different lives from you and are just as happy.

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Response to ellisonz (Reply #172)

Wed Mar 14, 2012, 02:16 PM

173. My, my...someone's cranky this morning!

 

When you habitually disagree and mock it does appear as if you have a problem with them.

You may interpret it that way if you wish. You'd be wrong, mind you...

but you need to understand that many people live very different lives from you and are just as happy.

I don't recall ever indicating I thought otherwise...

Anyhoo, I have to catch a flight. Later!

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Response to Johnny Rico (Reply #51)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 09:12 AM

75. I imagine that as both empathy and sympathy are without a practical limit

I imagine that as both empathy and sympathy are without a practical limit, there is no precise reason to preclude our sympathies from any one thing we feel for...

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Response to LanternWaste (Reply #75)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 10:43 AM

84. Of course empathy and sympathy have a practical limit.

 

Take the amount of empathy and sympathy you feel for the animals killed in this story. Now try increase that empathy and sympathy by 1000%.

Feeling really sorry for them now? Good. Now increase that level by 1000%. Then do it again. Then...

You can only get so outraged about any given issue for a finite amount of time. There obviously is a limit.

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Response to Johnny Rico (Reply #84)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 11:22 AM

100. what then is the precise and objective upper limit?

If indeed there is a practical limit, what then is the precise and objective upper limit? On what is that limit based? You appear to confuse theoretical and practical for the purposes of your own argument...

In addition, you appear to be consciously and erroneously conflating outrage with simple concern to better validate your own, self-admitted, lack of care for this topic. However, I imagine you will rationalize your own visceral response while minimizing the same in others. It's human nature-- I have empathy and sympathy for it...

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Response to LanternWaste (Reply #100)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 11:33 AM

104. Does your empathy and sympathy for my visceral response have an upper limit?

 



Look, terms like "sympathy" and "empathy" are a bit, well...fuzzy. While there are obviously cases where someone has more sympathy that than someone else, there's no way to quantify it as such. To put it another way:

If it can't be expressed in figures, it is not science; it is opinion.
---Robert A. Heinlein, "Time Enough For Love" (1973)


In addition, you appear to be consciously and erroneously conflating outrage with simple concern

I'll grant that there's a distinct difference between the two, but the vast majority of posts on this thread are the former rather than the latter.

I imagine you will rationalize your own visceral response

On the contrary, my responses have been anything but visceral...unlike the outraged "Damn them to Hell!" responses so prevalent on this thread.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Mon Mar 12, 2012, 10:29 PM

25. When they get to the pearly gates I hope God says:

"So. Did you take care of my beautiful animals like I told you to do? The Leopard is one of my very favorite creations".

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Response to Booster (Reply #25)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 12:55 AM

61. I think She will.

I think that if anyone is going to get into heaven, the testimony of animals should be taken into consideration.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Mon Mar 12, 2012, 10:35 PM

27. As disgusting as their father, GROSS!

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Mon Mar 12, 2012, 10:46 PM

30. Oink Oink...






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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Mon Mar 12, 2012, 10:52 PM

32. Ughhhhhhhhhhhhhh. This pisses me off!!

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Mon Mar 12, 2012, 10:55 PM

33. Killing a leopard for no reason at all.

 

I hate these guys. What scum.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Mon Mar 12, 2012, 11:04 PM

35. OMG, he reproduced?

And now his spawn are doing catered killings of endangered species?

Now there's a shocker, for sure.

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Response to Canuckistanian (Reply #35)

Wed Mar 14, 2012, 12:57 PM

170. a daughter too...

I have to wonder about them.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Mon Mar 12, 2012, 11:06 PM

36. Yea. They're real men!

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Mon Mar 12, 2012, 11:38 PM

40. Idiots

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Mon Mar 12, 2012, 11:40 PM

41. They shot a freaking ELEPHANT & TIGER?? FOR FUN???

By god, one day all the hunted and tortured and abused animals will have their retribution.

I am so angry I can't see straight.

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Response to Doremus (Reply #41)

Mon Mar 12, 2012, 11:44 PM

44. I'm curious...how exactly are these animals going to get their "revenge"?

 

Enquiring minds want to know!

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Response to Johnny Rico (Reply #44)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 04:55 AM

66. Johnny Rich, I have an idea...why don't you take your

pro-gun, pro-kill point of view to some other forum.

You might meet some kindred spirits more amenable and sympathetic to your apparent blood-lust.

SG

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Response to Surya Gayatri (Reply #66)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 10:35 AM

81. I'm not "pro-kill" in the sense that I'm not advocating that people run out and kill leopards.

 

I'll grant that I'm largely indifferent to it, certainly. If you don't like hunting...don't hunt! It's your choice.

Isn't being pro-choice a good thing?

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Response to Johnny Rico (Reply #81)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 10:38 AM

83. Except that killing large game has an impact on biodiversity and the

health of the environment, locally and globally. You trying to draw some parallel between killing large game and, I am assuming, abortion is not a strong argument.

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Response to morningfog (Reply #83)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 11:14 AM

94. Which is why hunting *endangered* species should be illegal.

 

They're a renewable resource. If their populations are sufficient, have at it.

You trying to draw some parallel between killing large game and, I am assuming, abortion is not a strong argument.

Not abortion as such. I try to be pro-choice on just about everything (to the extent that it doesn't interfere with others).

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Response to morningfog (Reply #83)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 11:32 AM

103. Hunting is BIG Business in Africa...

It provides hard currency to locals. It brings in hard currency through license fees and taxes.

Protein is valuable in Africa, the meat of these big game animals is not wasted. It is eaten by humans right there in the area where the animal is killed.

What resources does Africa have?

(1) Diamonds and minerals, neither renewable, and they damage the landscape through mining.

(2) Animals, which ARE a renewable resource. The countries that have big game, are going to either make money by either letting them be hunted, or by bringing eco-tourists to see the animals. In either case it is wealthy tourists who are paying to hunt or see the animals. Poor people can't afford to go to Africa and see the animals.

Or else these countries stand by and let the animals be slaughtered by poachers, and left to rot in field, and the meat and hides go to waste.

One way or another some African is going to make money off the animals. It's only a question of who and how.

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Response to MicaelS (Reply #103)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 11:38 AM

107. +1000

 

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Response to MicaelS (Reply #103)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 02:28 PM

125. "Animals, which ARE a renewable resource."

Animals are not a renewable resource when they are over-hunted out of a finite population - many species have already entered terminal declines. I dare maintain that arguing that the hunters should kill them because if not the poachers will get them is a bullshit answer. Poaching is big business and is wrong - legal hunting does not stop poaching. In this case, these assholes went to what is essentially a conflict country were they could kill animals they could not elsewhere.

The bushmeat trade in Africa is not sustainable: http://www.worldwildlife.org/bsp/publications/africa/127/congo_23.html

Africa has other renewable income options such as farming, but in many places with a lack of investment and price protections agriculture has been undermined.

One way or another some African is going to make money off the animals. It's only a question of who and how.


That is a shitty excuse for supporting the Mugabe regime...

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Response to Johnny Rico (Reply #81)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 11:37 AM

106. This activity is not hunting

Rich people go to some corrupt country and pay tens of thousands of dollars to a "safari" company.
They are driven to an area where they can blast an unusual animal from the safety of their jeep.
The whole thing is a fraud and not remotely related to actual hunting.
The rich phonies then pose for pictures to create the illusion that they are Ernest Hemingway rather than
a couple of dickheads from Manhattan.

Legitimate hunting to supplement one's food stocks is one thing.
But these African "safaris" are not hunting.
They are just ways for rich killers to shoot animals without risk, skill or utility.

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Response to SOS (Reply #106)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 11:49 AM

108. It's certainly not particularly challenging, I'll give you that.

 

That aside, though...it's their money. They can spend it how they like.

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Response to Johnny Rico (Reply #108)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 02:51 PM

128. Yes they can...and we can call them dickheads for it.

I don't see the attraction of holding up a dead leopard.

If they want to help the local tribespeople they could buy them some cattle or build a hospital.

If they want to do something exciting they could go on hot-air ballooning safaris or hang-gliding or microlighting safaris or some other extreme sport.

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Response to CJCRANE (Reply #128)

Wed Mar 14, 2012, 01:20 AM

150. They could indeed do all the things you listed. Perhaps they already have.

 

But this is what they've recently chosen to do...which earns them a big, "so what"?

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Response to Johnny Rico (Reply #150)

Wed Mar 14, 2012, 03:35 AM

153. Really?

 

*plonk*

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Response to HangOnKids (Reply #153)

Wed Mar 14, 2012, 09:54 AM

157. Oh no! I'm being ignored after someone went to the trouble of telling me I'm be ignored!

 

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Mon Mar 12, 2012, 11:40 PM

42. That makes me want to kick the shit out of that small genitaled rich boy

I am speechless at his expression of pride.

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Response to Generic Other (Reply #42)

Mon Mar 12, 2012, 11:46 PM

45. the picture is gross.

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Response to iemitsu (Reply #45)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 11:55 PM

147. I think of pictures I would not like taken of myself

The kind you shouldn't post to your Facebook because your boss will see them and your life will be ruined. The kind you can't get off the internet. That you will see the rest of your life if you google your name. The sort of picture that will display your youthful arrogance and lack of judgment the rest of your life. A picture that will come back to haunt you, that will mark your character until the day you die. What a beautiful animal you killed. Too bad it didn't get you first.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 12:05 AM

48. Big Bad Hunters on paid safari

claim they "Hunt and Eat" big game. Oh and they gave some meat to the local villagers.

What a crock of fucking shit. Big game hunter my ass. A local probably drugged the fucking thing and dropped it on the ground in front of you so you could "bag it". Where'd you go afterwords? Manicure and hair frosting? You make me fucking sick. Pathetic, sad little creatures, displaying your manhood by paying to go on safari where you are "guaranteed a kill on their 12,000 acre private reserve" and then showing it off on the internet and pretending like it was you or the leopard.
All the fucking money in the world, and this is what you find amusing? You could afford to do anything and this is what you came up with?
Fucking assholes.

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Response to SomethingFishy (Reply #48)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 08:12 AM

71. pretty sure it doesn't work that way....

My uncle did a couple of Africa big game hunts back in the 90's...

they went three times to get a leopard... the local tribe that he used for guides were paid about $5k each trip... all of the meat was eaten by the tribe... the lodging conditions were third world...

the cape buffalo required 4 shots to drop... when it finally did it was about 20 feet from them...

the permitting system cost around $20k per trip for the different animals they took...

so in three trips he transferred $75k + incidentals (lodging, travel, shopping, etc) to the country and it's people.

I am not into the Big Game thing but do hunt deer. I do have a gun case made out of the Cape Buffalo hide. I do doubt that I will in my life have as large an economic impact as my uncle did on the country, tribe or people.

He is obviously pretty wealthy. Through his daughter he's the prime finical backer of an organization she runs that combats child sex slave industry in southeast asia (which is where she lives). He's pretty conservative... His daughter as liberal as they come...

EDITED :: before anyone asks I do not remember which country he went to... it was back in the early to mid 90's - Tanzania rings a bell... but I could be wrong...

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Response to belcffub (Reply #71)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 10:18 AM

79. The same amount of money spent to hunt the animals could have been spent for ecotourism

"Hunting" the same animals with a camera, watching them over a period of time, learning about them.

I'm not talking about your uncle, my comment is more for the Trump sons, though even as late as the 1990s it was apparent that big game hunting was not a good way to spend money in African countries even where it was legal.

I'm glad your cousin is more liberal and doing more good with her father's money than he seems to have done.

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Response to csziggy (Reply #79)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 12:27 PM

118. but it wouldn't

"Hunting" the same animals with a camera, watching them over a period of time, learning about them.


at least not by the people looking to go hunting. I do not know for a fact but I would bet that the hunters pay far more in permitting, and trips then people going on camera safari. Like I said my uncle went almost 15 years ago now and each of the three trips costs around $25k. Most of that was in permit costs that went to the government. I do not know what it costs today.

I have another chinese friend who organized Ram hunts all over the world (mostly to china but also to other countries) the permit costs some countries charge for a ram is over $25k each with no guarantee. Very few permits for these very expensive ones are given out but he's said several of his hunts (he did not go on the hunts just organized them) did not result in the hunter taking an animal. Usually if this happened they would offer the hunter a free trip back but the hunter still needed to get the permits.

Now don't get me wrong. All hunting needs to be done with very close monitoring of heard sizes. Tying a financial incentive, the permit money from the hunts, will hopefully ensure these countries are doing proper management of this resources. If they are not then that should be where the outrage lies.

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Response to SomethingFishy (Reply #48)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 04:34 PM

134. ^this

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 12:10 AM

49. Not shocked.

The Donald always struck me as the type to do this kind of stuff and it's no surprise his kids are as arrogant and cocky as he is, and as nearsighted.

There's a guy at my mom's work that does this shit every year. He brings his little kids (OMG). And he's exactly the type of person you'd think would do that. Grade-A asshole, liar, POS. I grew up a few grades below him and knew him well. Him AND his brother are the SAME. Manipulative, abusive, liars. One company Christmas party he was fucking his secretary in the bathroom while his wife (nice lady, knew her too and grew up with her brother) was sitting at the table waiting for him. So this guy has pictures just like these plastered all over his office. Yep, THOSE are the kind of guys who enjoy this shit.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 12:23 AM

52. Wow, showing off for killing an animal from 200 yards away! N-t

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Response to Logical (Reply #52)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 10:51 AM

89. Although it would still be needless...

Although it would still be needless killing, I'd be a lot more impressed if they'd taken those very dangerous animals with a spear.

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Response to Lizzie Poppet (Reply #89)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 05:55 PM

141. I agree. Or a knife! Barehanded would be 100% fair.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 12:34 AM

54. Those can't be Trump's sons. They have normal hair.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 12:35 AM

55. Disgusting fucking fuckwits.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 01:17 AM

62. All hail the Great White Hunters! nt

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 02:24 AM

64. ZANU-PF supporting scum...

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 06:03 AM

69. I'll dedicate a song to the assholes

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 08:10 AM

70. The moronic, spoiled idiots are getting serious flak for this. Good.

Dumb fucks. I'd seriously stay away from unfeeling, entitled scum who think killing something makes them feel like men.

Look at them, what morons.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 09:00 AM

72. so repugnant

especially the elephant picture, now I want to throw up or cry.
I wish someone would hunt and stuff them trumps for trophies.

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Response to Voice for Peace (Reply #72)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 09:08 AM

73. Horrible...

Fucking Douchebags.

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Response to trumad (Reply #73)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 04:30 PM

132. horrible

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Response to trumad (Reply #73)

Wed Mar 14, 2012, 04:25 PM

181. last night....

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 09:13 AM

76. disgusting mother fuckers

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 10:04 AM

78. So would all the people above also feel the same

if the local tribe harvested the animals?

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Response to belcffub (Reply #78)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 10:55 AM

90. Most of them would probably condescendingly say that it's different when local tribes

 

do such a thing. They don't know better, after all.

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Response to Johnny Rico (Reply #90)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 11:58 AM

114. So, you're saying there's not a difference between subsitence hunting

and canned hunting so you can hack off a part of it to put on your wall?

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Response to joeybee12 (Reply #114)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 12:01 PM

116. There's certainly a difference in motivation.

 

But I don't think there's a moral difference, in that I don't find either activity immoral.

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Response to joeybee12 (Reply #114)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 12:13 PM

117. are these canned hunts

I know people who have gone over to Africa for hunts and they weren't "canned". Several went more then once in order to get the animal they were looking for. They lived in the villages while on the hunt. These were not resort like places in the least.

from the village's point of view I see this is as a win / win if done smartly. They were harvesting the meet... now they get the meet and a source of income... now it does need to be done in such a manner that heard numbers are maintained. Hopefully as it is in the countries best interest proper management of this resource is being done.

as I said above I have little interest in trophy hunting (although I would love to get a moose mount for my off-grid cabin some day - I have a youtube channel full of info on it if anyone's interested) but do deer, turkey and small game hunt.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 10:18 AM

80. so classy

I hope these photos will be remembered in 70 years when we've totally wiped these animals out.

Oh nevermind, by that time things will so desperate no one will have time to care how horrible people were now.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 10:48 AM

86. Trophy hunting is a vile practice.

Going to eat the meat and use the skin? No problem. But hunting solely for the sake of sport appalls me...

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Response to Lizzie Poppet (Reply #86)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 11:08 AM

93. As per the story, the meat was donated to the locals.

 

The skins of game animals aren't always useful, but let's assume that they made a rug out of the leopard. Would you no longer characterize their hunting as "vile" under those circumstances?

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Response to Johnny Rico (Reply #93)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 12:56 PM

120. uhhh, yeah.... Leopard meat is not particularly edible.

Carnivores tend to taste bad.

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Response to alittlelark (Reply #120)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 01:03 PM

121. I've read that locals will eat leopard, lion, etc., when the meat is donated.

 

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 10:50 AM

88. What absolute scum....

Leopards are very endangered...anyone with any knowledge of wild animals knows this...they're just trying to prove...like their fatass father...that their d**ks aren't tiny.

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Response to joeybee12 (Reply #88)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 11:01 AM

92. Leopards aren't "very endangered".

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leopard



If they were they would have the "CR" rating. They're classified as "near threatened", which is the second best classification. Limited hunting won't threaten the species.

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Response to Johnny Rico (Reply #92)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 11:54 AM

110. Um....

Leopards have the largest distribution of any wild cat, occurring widely in eastern and central Africa, although populations have shown a declining trend and are fragmented outside of sub-Saharan Africa. Within sub-Saharan Africa, the species is still numerous and even thriving in marginal habitats where other large cats have disappeared. But populations in North Africa may be extinct.

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Response to joeybee12 (Reply #110)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 11:57 AM

113. Given that information, it sounds as if limited hunting of the species is fine.

 

Restrict it to areas where they're thriving, and there's no threat to the species as a whole.

Isn't that exactly what's taking place here?

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Response to Johnny Rico (Reply #113)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 02:05 PM

124. "Limited hunting", i.e., "limited" to the ultra-wealthy who have absolute scads

of money to blow on such things.

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Response to bullwinkle428 (Reply #124)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 06:56 PM

143. um... so

you'd be cool with it if you could go...

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Response to bullwinkle428 (Reply #124)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 11:20 PM

145. It's an expensive hobby.

 

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Response to Johnny Rico (Reply #145)

Wed Mar 14, 2012, 10:50 AM

160. weird

get help

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Response to fascisthunter (Reply #160)

Wed Mar 14, 2012, 11:08 AM

163. Get help...for what, exactly?

 

For the quite valid characterization of trophy big game hunting as a "hobby"? For recognizing that it's expensive? For shrugging when rich people spend a lot of money?

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 10:56 AM

91. Disgusting

They have not a care in the world, they want for NOTHING, yet they choose to spend their time killing for fun rather then doing anything productive for society.

Parasites.....fucking parasites.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 11:14 AM

95. Burn in Hell, you despicable a$$hole$!

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 11:17 AM

97. Words fail.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 11:22 AM

101. I can't say what I want to about these ignoramuses

It would get my post hidden. so you will just have to use your imagination.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 11:56 AM

112. Their dad has been wearing a dead animal on his head for years. n/t

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 12:00 PM

115. Just goes to show you cannot

BUY class. The Trump Turd Family are trash. Scum of the earth. I so wish that big cat would comeback to life and do a few horrible things to those two assholes I cannot post in public.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 01:07 PM

122. Makes you wish the leopard and buffalo were able to fire off a few rounds.


nt


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Response to marmar (Reply #122)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 04:53 PM

138. like anyone would cite "the circle of life" if there was even the remotest chance that they'd be on

its receiving end

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 02:32 PM

126. Paradoxically, this may be good for the animals

A hunt like this moves a bunch of money from Trump's vaults to the continent of Africa.

Some hunting money is used to buy more land as a wildlife refuge (and a managed hunting area). Without this influx, the lands might be taken for farming, causing more pressure on the population of endangered animals.

Also, the hunters will take the "trophy parts" of the dead animals. The good parts, the edible parts, are going into the bellies of local residents, maybe the relatives of the hunt support crew, maybe some other distribution scheme.

In the U.S., money from hunting licenses, ammo tax, etc, has gone toward buying or leasing land for conservation and hunting. The deer population is healthy through these activities, and the population of wild turkeys has been brought back from the brink of extinction.

So, I can't say that the Trump brothers are not asshats, I don't know them. But this little safari doesn't mean much. It's just another activity for the uber-rich.

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Response to JustABozoOnThisBus (Reply #126)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 02:54 PM

129. what I was trying to see in my posts above...

hunting is not evil...the trumps... well the jury is still out...

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 03:50 PM

131. Trump Sons look a lot like Romney Sons

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 04:32 PM

133. Daddy Trump: I am not a believer in hunting and I'm surprised they like it."

Read more: http://www.nydail

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Reply #133)

Thu Mar 15, 2012, 02:18 PM

193. Typical Trump - throwing his kids under the bus so his precious image won't be tainted

by the stank of their despicable actions.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 04:35 PM

135. Kinda wish Lazarus Kitty would come back to life and administer some instant karma

n/t

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 04:46 PM

136. As an animal lover and animal rights advocate,

and also as a vegetarian, I find these photo sickening. I would love to smack the smiles off their faces.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 04:52 PM

137. At least a buffalo can be eaten

not that these festering shitheels would eat it, but killing a beautiful big cat for the sake of vanity is nauseating. What a pair of disgusting fuckwits.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 05:16 PM

140. Wimps!

Both of them. Even the odds where these animals are concerned and see who winds up with a smile on its face? Hint, hint...it won't be one of the Trump chumps!

This is yet another example of why the 1% are a bunch of jerks.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 05:58 PM

142. I think you meant "grisly" because I don't see any bears. n/t

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 08:36 PM

144. ughh

They look really proud of themselves.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 11:46 PM

146. Voice your thoughts on The Apprentice message board.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2012, 03:21 AM

152. DISGUSTING

literally makes me to see such UGLY "men" with such beautiful slaughtered animals.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2012, 09:27 AM

154. The scream of the self-righteous

I jumped on this sight a couple of days ago and when I was logging in I believe there was a welcome sentence referring to this site as the most liberal site on the web. Nothing could be further from the truth. Maybe "liberal" has just become a definition of emotionaly driven people who abandon logic as soon as they see something that makes them uncomfortable.

First, compare the number of leopards now in sub-saharan africa with the number of leopards there were before the USA started permiting importation of "sport hunted" leopard trophies. Sport hunting has pretty much single handedly saved the African leopard.

Seceond, The leopard was eaten. Every leopard killed over there except for some of the ones that are poisoned get eaten. This is in Africa and just because you haven't seen leopard at the grocery doesn't mean there isn't a whole village that wouldn't fight tooth and nail to get a slice of a leopard carcass.

Third, People in many of the nations where leopard hunting occurs are STARVING. Not like you who reeeealy want a starbucks in the morning, but the real kind of starving. Like not eating for ten days straight, and burrying your baby this morning before you walked ten miles to eat a patch of grass growing on the side of a road, starving. Unemployment sits at %85+. Loosing your job is much like a long death sentence. I am not exagerating. You think that picture of the cut off elephant tail was gross and barbaric? You should see the chaos that erupts as soon as the ivory comes out and the masses decend on the meat like a riot. Game scouts will stand on the carcass as long as they can, beating at the hundreds of starving families with whips and sticks, who descend upon the dead beast like fire ants on a baby bird. Knives slashing, people biting at each other, stuffing meat into their mouths while they cut more off and throw it to their children standing outside the brawl. In a matter of a couple of hours a five ton beast is nothing but a dark blood spot on the ground.

Fourth, those "assholes" that shoot those beautiful animals just did more to save starving africans in a couple of weeks than any of you are doing for the rest of your lives. If you could stop the sport hunting that would just put hundreds of more people into those desperate piles fighting for meat.

Fifth, and this is the part people don't understand who have never spent time in africa, most areas where there is not sport hunting have no wildlife yet. The people have consumed every last little bit of anything edible. Remember they are STARVING. The predators threaten their livestock, so they poison every single animal that might kill chattle. Every thing else is nothing but a walking meat twinky. All of the megafauna is snared and eaten. When that is gon they start trapping all the birds until they are all eaten. When they are gone, they eat bugs, leaves and anything else that will make their beellies feel full. This isn't a because of some drought or unforseen natural event. Its just Africa.

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Response to infadel (Reply #154)

Wed Mar 14, 2012, 10:39 AM

158. great post

It was what I was trying to say above... it is very short sighted to view this as a bad thing...

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Response to infadel (Reply #154)

Wed Mar 14, 2012, 10:52 AM

161. boohoohoo... they against big game hunting for the ultra rich losers

boohoohoo...go cry somewhere else with your phony rationalizations.

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Response to infadel (Reply #154)

Wed Mar 14, 2012, 05:09 PM

183. What about big game tours, photography tours vs killing animal tours? They would bring in a lot of

money while not killing the animals. Rather like they are trying to do with mt gorillas. Bring people in to view, don't kill the animals so you can bring more in to view. Meanwhile charging a lot of money.

First, compare the number of leopards now in sub-saharan africa with the number of leopards there were before the USA started permiting importation of "sport hunted" leopard trophies. Sport hunting has pretty much single handedly saved the African leopard.

OK, how about giving us a link to a reputable source showing those numbers? Thank you for that.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2012, 09:29 AM

155. disgusting but hardly new. Teddy Roosevelt did it too when he went to Africa.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2012, 10:44 AM

159. How Manly!

lol

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2012, 11:09 AM

164. The more I hear and learn about the Trumps.

 

The more I wish they would take, that golf course to fuck along with their new found concern, over issues concerning Scotland. Ironic when you think he spent most of his life ignoring her.


As for the pictures you'd need to be mentally ill to be proud of needless killing. If they want to impress me posing next to dead animals .... next time they want to tackle one of them big cats armed with only a tablespoon.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2012, 11:13 AM

166. What a beautiful leopard and what a shame to die like that

First and foremost I do support the right to hunt; however, my beliefs include that you kill only what you can use. That's the way Native Americans hunted and I think it is a smart policy. My stepfather hunts, mostly deer, and our entire family enjoys the venison we get from it.

What I see Trump posing with are 2 animals that probably won't be used in any way except maybe the pelt of the leopard and bragging rights that 'look what I killed'. True hunters don't hunt that way.

What a dickhead.

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Response to LynneSin (Reply #166)

Wed Mar 14, 2012, 11:17 AM

167. here's my problem with this line of logic

the tribe would probably be hunting these animals if it were not more beneficial to allow outsiders to do it.

In the end the tribe gets the meat just like if they hunted and they get a source of income. It is a win win... unless you are a leopard... then not so much...

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Response to belcffub (Reply #167)

Wed Mar 14, 2012, 12:22 PM

168. that leopard can be hunted many times over - for photography- those sacks of shit need shaming

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Response to certainot (Reply #168)

Wed Mar 14, 2012, 12:32 PM

169. is there a shortage of leopards for photography

I actually don't think there is...

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Response to belcffub (Reply #169)

Wed Mar 14, 2012, 01:23 PM

171. theere is a shortage for leopards FOR EVERYTHING

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Response to certainot (Reply #171)

Wed Mar 14, 2012, 02:23 PM

174. leopard shortages

Actually there is no shortage of leopard. Most of the major cities in sub-saharan africa report leopards actualy living within the cities themselves. About two years ago one of the embassies in Harare Zimbabwe had a problem when a female leopard started frequenting their grounds. This is in the middle of the largest city in Zimbabwe. I think she was only seen once but signs of her prowling were found each morning and I think the embassy had a labor shortage for a little while. She was never killed and after a while she left.

What many people fail to understand that don't spend time around leopard, and most wild felines, is they are ghosts. They hate being seen. Even if it is only to take their picture. Their entire existance and evolution based itself upon stealth, and they are masters of it. There are literaly millions of leopards living in sub-saharan africa and that number increases each year. Even with that fact many of the natives will live their entire lives in the presence of leopard and may never see one.

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Response to infadel (Reply #174)

Wed Mar 14, 2012, 04:11 PM

180. those guys aren't there to help starving africans but i see what you're saying, to some degree.

but they are assholes and i'd rather see these spoiled assholes do something more challenging, like with bow and arrow or even crossbow, with backup so if they actually hit and wound an animal the local hunters get paid to track it down.

there are a lot better ways to ease starvation in africa (and i have seen starvation) than catering to a bunch of dicks looking to kill animals for trophies. one way is to defeat republicans in elections until the party begins to replace greedy and insane candidates with thinking cons that recognize the need to deal with global warming, fund game preserves, education, etc.

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Response to certainot (Reply #180)

Wed Mar 14, 2012, 05:29 PM

185. The Natives are getting paid to track them

That is what actually happens, but with all hunting clients. Most clients will have 2-3 trackers with their hunting party. Without them Trumps would likely never find a leopard to shoot. Very often, even when shot with a firearm, the leopard is wounded. These trackers then follow the wounded leopard so a proffesional hunter can end the ordeal. In my opinion these trackers are some of the bravest men on earth. They go into a horrible situation UNARMED where the known outcome is probably bloody and painful.

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Response to infadel (Reply #185)

Wed Mar 14, 2012, 06:30 PM

186. their wound rate would be higher with arrows etc. and it would actually take balls as opposed to

modern rifles/scopes that allows them to hunt from hundreds of yards away. as long as the trackers are involved anyway might as well actually make it a 'contest' and give the animal chance to maim or gore the dumbass cowardly vain human. and give the trackers guns. that would be the way.... yeah... they could even charge more.

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Response to certainot (Reply #186)

Thu Mar 15, 2012, 08:02 AM

187. there are hunters who go spear hunting over there

but you'd have to be a fool not to have some sort of backup

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Response to belcffub (Reply #187)

Fri Mar 16, 2012, 12:47 AM

196. i was thinking more of a leopard- this guy is still an asshole, with a young buffalo wondering what

the human was doing.

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Response to certainot (Reply #180)

Thu Mar 15, 2012, 08:16 AM

188. This is an actual industry for them

most of the time it seems when we try to help Africa it ends up hurting.

We send food... the places were we send it farms can't compete with free and the farm goes under creating greater demand
We send cloths... so much so that their is little domestic clothing manufacturing (again hard to compete with free)

So here there is an industry that exists. Where people are not getting a hand out but can take pride in earning a living. Where conservation is working and herd sizes are increasing. Again I do not see the problem here

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Response to certainot (Reply #168)

Wed Mar 14, 2012, 02:43 PM

176. Are photographers' fees being used for conservation areas?

Photographers take nothing but pictures, leave nothing but footprints.

Hunters take trophies, leave meat and money for the local economy.

Without hunters, there would be far fewer game reserves, so far fewer wild animals.

Hunting big game on an African safari is a hobby for rich people, so I won't be doing that anytime soon.

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Response to JustABozoOnThisBus (Reply #176)

Wed Mar 14, 2012, 03:58 PM

178. i'd rather see these 'tough' guys have to do these hunts with bows and arrows and spears

and crossbows.

photographers and non hunters go on safari too- they pay into the economy. meat? maybe the reason there aren't more game reserves is because there are republicans fighting those kinds of initiatives and preservation and education and would rather spend money on war and oil subsidies.

i know hunters add to the tourist money and i imagine they can be used to help control overpopulation but i wonder if it's that significant relative to non-hunter safaris and if that ratio can be improved.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2012, 02:25 PM

175. You mean "The Shit Doesn't Fall Too Far from the Ass"....

...in the case of the Trump family.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2012, 03:52 PM

177. Man, the rich sure do have some fucked up hobbies.

I can think of a lot of things I could of done with that money to feed people and help animal populations rather than indulge in blood sports. What pricks!

I cannot believe the rationalizations that this is a somehow a positive and good thing that are presented in this thread. Acttually, I can and find them to be humorous.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2012, 05:23 PM

184. That explains a lot

they must have given one of the smaller pelts to Daddy so he could put it on top of his head.

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Response to DisgustipatedinCA (Reply #189)

Thu Mar 15, 2012, 12:32 PM

190. Way, way over the limit.

Unbelievably so.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Thu Mar 15, 2012, 02:00 PM

191. Do you want to see the real evil hurting wildlife?

I have been reading the posts on this thread and trying to understand all the different angles people have for hating these boys. I am starting to believe the main focus against them is nothing more than class warfare. Dady made lots of money so we must hate them. If this is not the case how come we can find no referrence on these forums to the curious case of Mr. Ngubane from KwaZuluNatal? In the year 2007 Mr. Ngubane was arrested with 58 leopard skins he had poisoned using a nasty chemical called Temik. After being convicted and sentenced to COMMUNITY SERVICE, he was caught in the year 2008 with 92 leopard skins from cats he had poisoned! The entire quota for all of KwaZuluNatal for sustainable harvest of leopard is 5. In a matter of 2 years this one asshole managed to whipe out 30 years of sustainable harvest, and they failed to convict him in 2008. He single handedly has threatened to run a species out of an ecosystem And yall will never say or here anything about him! Why? Because you all are too busy cussing a couple of dorks that you found pictures of.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Thu Mar 15, 2012, 02:08 PM

192. How long have you been a vedge?

 

For me, it's over a quarter of a century.

(Killing animals sucks, doesn't it?)

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