Ugly American Goes Into Hiding After Killing Cecil The Lion


JLM
#361
Time to move on. Everyone has had ample opportunity to voice their disgust. I blame the powers that be in Africa, he was just doing what he was allowed to do by people who should know better.
 
Tecumsehsbones
#362
Quote: Originally Posted by gopher View Post

local news indicates that the dentist went back to work - so far, no reports of any incidents against him

The Wrath of the Internet is fierce, but generally short-lived.

Adjust your marketing campaign accordingly.

Anybody remember the Ice Bucket Challenge?
 
gopher
+2
#363
Quote: Originally Posted by JLM View Post

Time to move on. Everyone has had ample opportunity to voice their disgust. I blame the powers that be in Africa, he was just doing what he was allowed to do by people who should know better.


in truth, that's what I was thinking all along - let those trouble makers face the long arm of the law and pay the consequences
 
tay
#364
Zimbabwe will not charge U.S. dentist for killing Cecil the lion


Zimbabwe will not charge U.S. dentist for killing Cecil the lion
 
Curious Cdn
#365
Ahh, the magic of the US dollar ....
 
taxslave
+3
#366
If anyone is to blame for all this it is the government that permits trophy hunting.
 
gopher
#367
Quote: Originally Posted by taxslave View Post

If anyone is to blame for all this it is the government that permits trophy hunting.


This item has been reported more often here in Gopherland than anywhere else because the hunter is from this area. And all reports are that he complied with the law to the last detail. If anything, as you suggest, the problem is the way the law is written and how it is enforced by locals there, not here.

He goes off scot free. Now it's up to that government to alter the law so that this never happens again.
 
JLM
#368
People should just get used to the fact the dentist did nothing wrong and get on with life!
 
spaminator
+1
#369
Raffle to bag Cecil the Lion’s kin

By Mike Strobel , Toronto Sun
First posted: Sunday, January 03, 2016 03:18 PM EST | Updated: Sunday, January 03, 2016 04:51 PM EST
The new year may be golden for a certain dentist in Minnesota.
Zimbabwe is offering a bargain on killing lions. A mane event, you might say.
Wow. Cecil is still warm in his grave — or on a wall — and already there’s a raffle for the right to bag his cousin.
You’ll remember Cecil. He was the beloved king of Hwange National Park. His untimely death at the hand of Minnesota ivory-puller Walter Palmer last summer caused an uproar around the world.
But Zimbabwean authorities cleared the daring dentist and said he’d be welcome to return.
Now, they’ve offered bait — 100 raffle tickets at US$1,500 apiece for a shot at another lion.
What a steal! Palmer paid $50,000 for Cecil.
The winner will be drawn Feb. 5 at the Safari Club International show in Las Vegas. Prize includes an 18-day safari, and trophy fee.
You can pay extra and kill a zebra or giraffe in your spare time.
Surprise, surprise, the lion raffle is not a hit with animal lovers, who are still mourning Cecil.
“We are shocked and appalled,” the charity LionAid tells London’s Daily Mail on Sunday.
“Sickening!” a Conservative MP declares.
Zimbabwe claims it has a lion glut and needs to cull. Why not raise a little dough while they’re at it? Indeed, the raffle is run by the Bubye Valley Conservancy, which says proceeds will go to lion research.
I’d put some of those funds into public relations training.
Even Hunger Games’ President Snow would concede this hyped-up hunt is too soon after Cecil.
I’ve got mixed feelings about hunting. On Lake Huron’s Manitoulin Island, where I have a cabin, deer-hunting is a way of life — and a fridge-filler. So shoot away, though not on my land.
Lion meat, though, makes most people gag, as a San Francisco restaurant found out when it tried to sell lion skewers recently.
Eating Bambi is one thing. Supping on Simba is another.
So you kill for the thrill. Which is a lot of swill, if you ask me.
Where’s the sport if the lion never wins? It’s not like you even have to sneak up on them. The dastardly dentist’s guides lured Cecil away from the protection of his reserve.
I spent two glorious weeks on a press safari in Kenya, armed with a camera, and I can tell you lions are sitting ducks. I nearly blundered into a sleeping pair while on a stroll down to the Mara River to see hippos.
Our top Kenyan guides had us hip-deep in lions. Two bachelor brothers — lions, not guides — ambled along beside our Land Cruiser for 10 minutes. Perhaps they hoped a juicy journo would tumble off.
They were so close, Mr. Magoo could have bagged them both.
Sport, my furry ***.
I’d tip my hat to Palmer and his ilk if they hunted like the Masai. Men of that tribe venture out into the grass to face the king of beasts with a spear and a shield made of hide. The odds are somewhat fairer than with a .505 bazooka.
I brought back a Masai shield its prior owner claimed had been clawed by a tawny brute. On close inspection, it might also have been gnawed by a mouse.
Now, there’s a sport I’d buy a raffle ticket for:
Mouse safari.
Strobel’s column usually runs Monday to Thursday. Hear him on 94.9 The Rock FM Tuesday and Thursday mornings.
mike.strobel@sunmedia.ca
Raffle to bag Cecil the Lion’s kin | Strobel | World | News | Toronto Sun
 
spaminator
#370
Zimbabwe court rules for local hunter in Cecil the lion case
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
First posted: Friday, November 11, 2016 07:46 AM EST
HARARE, Zimbabwe — A Zimbabwean court has set aside charges against a professional hunter accused of allowing an American dentist to kill Cecil, a lion whose death in 2015 prompted an international outcry.
Theo Bronkhorst was charged with failing to prevent an illegal hunt after leading dentist Walter Palmer to Cecil, a lion that was popular with tourists and was wearing a GPS collar as part of a research project.
Bronkhorst subsequently applied to a court, arguing that the charge was vague and that the circumstances did not constitute a chargeable offence.
His lawyer, Perpetua Dube, said Friday that the court upheld the application. Dube says prosecutors can still pursue the case.
Zimbabwe initially said it would charge Palmer but later dropped that plan.
Zimbabwe court rules for local hunter in Cecil the lion case | World | News | To
 
Tecumsehsbones
#371
The Wrath of the Internet is intense but short-lived.
 
tay
+2
#372
South African authorities have confirmed that 9 men were killed and 3 others were severely injured when attacked by a pride of lions in the Kruger National Park.

The victims are local poachers who were illegally hunting for Rhinos inside the boundaries of the national park, when they were surprised by a group of almost ten adult Southwest African lions, the same species as Cecil the Lion, who died a few kilometres from the site in July 2015.

The felines’ attack was so sudden and violent, that nine of the fourteen men were killed, three severely injured and two were only lightly injured, while the animals were mostly unhurt. The survivors abandoned their dead comrades on the site and hurried back to a nearby village for medical care, where they were rapidly arrested.

Skukuza’s spokes-person, William Mabasa, told reporters that the poachers were visibly terrified by their experience and he hopes this incident serves as a lesson to other poachers.

The surviving poachers will now face a wide array of criminal charges if they survive their injuries. The charges brought by prosecutors include illegal-hunting, possession of illegal weapons and contravening the Parks and Wildlife Act.

https://newsatlast.com/2017/06/19/pr...=socialnetwork
 
gopher
+1
#373
Maahes (God of lions) gets his revenge:



 
spaminator
#374
Cecil the Lion's son Xanda killed by trophy hunter | World | News | Toronto Sun
 
spaminator
#375
Trophy hunter shot dead while stalking lions | Toronto Sun
 
Danbones
+1
#376
lol that hunter ain't gonna take that lion down!

But it makes one wonder about things like the killers of the 500,000 children in iraq during the Clinton era "sanctions" that Madeline Albright says were "worth it"

Do any of those children count on the scale of moral outrage at all?
 
taxslave
#377
Was his hunting partner a former US VP?
 
Jinentonix
#378
Quote: Originally Posted by tay View Post

South African authorities have confirmed that 9 men were killed and 3 others were severely injured when attacked by a pride of lions in the Kruger National Park.

The victims are local poachers who were illegally hunting for Rhinos inside the boundaries of the national park, when they were surprised by a group of almost ten adult Southwest African lions, the same species as Cecil the Lion, who died a few kilometres from the site in July 2015.

The felines’ attack was so sudden and violent, that nine of the fourteen men were killed, three severely injured and two were only lightly injured, while the animals were mostly unhurt. The survivors abandoned their dead comrades on the site and hurried back to a nearby village for medical care, where they were rapidly arrested.

Skukuza’s spokes-person, William Mabasa, told reporters that the poachers were visibly terrified by their experience and he hopes this incident serves as a lesson to other poachers.

The surviving poachers will now face a wide array of criminal charges if they survive their injuries. The charges brought by prosecutors include illegal-hunting, possession of illegal weapons and contravening the Parks and Wildlife Act.

https://newsatlast.com/2017/06/19/pr...=socialnetwork

Love it. Love everything about it.
 
gopher
#379
Quote:

the poachers were visibly terrified by their experience and he hopes this incident serves as a lesson to other poachers


God punishes!
 
Johnnny
#380
Quote: Originally Posted by gopher View Post

God punishes!

There is no such this as "God". Quit being foolish...
 
gopher
#381



Hail Maahes!
 
spaminator
#382
'SUFFERED INCREDIBLE CRUELTY': Cecil the lion's senseless, 10-hour death detailed in new book
Washington Post
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Published:
March 7, 2018
Updated:
March 7, 2018 1:05 PM EST
Booze shook the secret loose from the hunting staff. They arrived thirsty at the safari lodge in the Zimbabwe wilderness in July 2015. Their pockets were fat with cash.
Drinks went down and they became chatty, talking about a huge lion killed days earlier by a visiting trophy hunter.
The lodge workers overhearing the boasts immediately wondered if the hunters were talking about Cecil, the 12-year-old lion who prowled the Kalahari woodlands of the Hwange National Park, according to a new book by Oxford University researcher Andrew Loveridge.
Walter James Palmer (left) poses with animals killed while on safari in this undated handout photo. Handout/Postmedia Network
It would prove to be the first clue in unraveling how Cecil was killed. The big cat had not been seen since July 1. Jericho, the area’s other male lion, had filled the recent nights with lonely, unanswered calls. The lodge workers relayed what they’d heard to a National Parks ranger.
Cecil’s 2015 death created international controversy, with much of the fervor knotting around Walter Palmer, a 55-year-old Minnesota dentist and avid big game hunter.
Palmer had reportedly paid local hunters and guides $50,000 to bring down Cecil with a bow-and-arrow on the Gwaai Conservancy, a private wildlife refuge bordering the park.
In this image taken from a November 2012 video made available by Paula French, a well-known, protected lion known as Cecil strolls around in Hwange National Park, in Hwange, Zimbabwe. THE CANADIAN PRESS
The volume of the uproar rose when it was reported no lion hunting had been legally greenlit for the area.
Palmer later issued a public apology stating that he “had no idea that the lion (he) took was a known, local favorite, was collared and part of a study.”
Although Palmer’s guide was initially charged for his part in Cecil’s death, a Zimbabwe high court later dropped the proceedings.
Loveridge’s book, “Lion Hearted: The Life and Death of Cecil and the Future of Africa’s Iconic Cats,” offers the first detailed account of Cecil’s last hours, including new information on how the hunters lured the lion out of the park to his death.
Lion Hearted: The Life and Death of Cecil and the Future of Africa’s Iconic Cats
The book, based on interviews with members of the hunt and the analysis of Loveridge’s data, also corrects many of the factual errors plaguing news coverage of the death.
“What I find most difficult about the whole incident is the apparent callousness with which the hunters undertook this hunt,” Loveridge writes in the book, which was excerpted this week in National Geographic.
“The lion was a commodity to be collected, ‘taken’ in hunting parlance. Concern for the pain and suffering of the animal never seems to have been a particular consideration.”
The book arrives as big game hunting again is a hot topic in the United States. Under President Donald Trump – whose sons are big game hunters – the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has been rolling back restrictions on importing hunting trophies from overseas.
Walter James Palmer (right). Handout/Postmedia Network
In October, the agency began issuing new permits of lion carcasses from Zimbabwe.
Palmer’s attorney was not immediately available for comment on Loveridge’s book.
Loveridge studied Cecil for eight years, and the work was often beset by loss.
Since the research began at the park in 1999, 42 collared male lions have been killed by trophy hunters, according to National Geographic.
“It’s hugely sad to lose a study animal that you are very very familiar with, you spent a lot of time with,” he told the BBC after Cecil’s death.
“You get very up close and personal with them. They all have personalities, so it’s very distressing when they die, not only from trophy-hunting but from other causes as well.”
In this Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015 file photo dentist Walter Palmer, arrives back at his office following a lunch break in Bloomington, Minn. (AP Photo/Jim Mone-File)
According to the book, members of the research team began worrying about Cecil on July 6, when they noticed the animal’s GPS collar had not transmitted data since July 4. The collar had new batteries. A malfunction was unlikely.
When the team heard rumors about a lion hunt, they hit the field, picking up the information from the safari lodge. Eventually, the team tracked the boastful hunters down to Antoinette farm, “a 25-five-square-kilometer parcel located in the Gwaai,” Loveridge writes.
From interviews with staff there, the team learned an elephant carcass was transported 300 meters from where it was killed to a location for the Palmer hunt. Downwind from the dead elephant – an appetizing lure for a lion – staff members constructed a blind in a nearby tree. This is where Palmer initially shot Cecil, Loveridge writes.
This handout picture taken on October 21, 2012 and released on July 28, 2015 by the Zimbabwe National Parks agency shows a much-loved Zimbabwean lion called “Cecil.” AFP PHOTO
The lion survived the first arrow hit.
“It is clear that Cecil was at this stage mortally wounded and hadn’t moved far from where he was shot,” the author writes. “This is corroborated by the GPS data from Cecil’s collar, which allows a forensic reconstruction of events. The collar sent a position from the hunt site at just before 9 p.m. By 11 p.m. the collar’s position had moved 80 meters roughly southeast from the carcass. It therefore seems probable Cecil was shot at some point between 9 p.m. and 11 p.m. on July 1.”
Palmer and his hired team finished Cecil off “10 to 12 hours after being wounded.”
“Cecil suffered incredible cruelty for at least 10 hours, severely wounded and slowly dying,” the book states. “Clearly, although the wound was severe, the arrow had missed the vital organs or arteries that would have caused rapid blood loss and a relatively quick death. Certainly, the lion was so incapacitated that in all those hours he’d been able to move only 350 meters from the place where he was shot.”
Cecil the lion’s senseless, 10-hour death detailed | Toronto Sun
 
spaminator
#383
Cecil the lion's killer dentist turning scaredy-cat over new book
Brad Hunter
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Published:
March 27, 2018
Updated:
March 27, 2018 5:47 PM EDT
Minnesota dentist Walter Robinson.
The Minnesota dentist who killed Cecil the Lion is terrified a new book about the beloved big cat will again make him a target.
Dr. Walter Palmer — a frequent flier in the dodgy hunting practices arena — was the object of global ire when he killed Cecil three years ago.
Minnesota dentist Walter Palmer is terrified about what a new book will reveal about his killing of beloved lion Cecil. REGAN ARTS
Now, a new book entitled Lion Hearted: The Life and Death of Cecil and the Future of Africa’s Iconic Cats, is expected to toss the dentist into the social media lion’s den.
“Palmer’s now worried that animal activists will come after him again,” an insider told the New York Post.
In the book, written by Oxford zoologist Andrew Loveridge, more details emerge about Palmer’s criticized deed.
Minnesota dentist Walter Palmer has a penchant for the trophy hunting of endangered species.
The book alleges that Palmer’s guide lured Cecil out of its sanctuary in Zimbabwe with an elephant carcass.
Then, after shooting Cecil with an arrow, they left the big cat to suffer and die for 10 agonizing hours.
Palmer has reportedly had his lawyer ask for an advance copy. Publisher Regan Arts torpedoed the idea.
Minnesota dentist Walter Palmer is afraid of blowback from a new book. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
“Dr. Palmer is welcome to pre-order a copy on ReganArts.com,” a Regan rep told the Post.
Three years ago, Jimmy Kimmel branded him an “a**hole” and hinted the dentist suffered from erectile dysfunction.
Firebrand Mia Farrow also had tweeted Palmer’s address, encouraging activists to march outside his office. And they did.

http://pagesix.com/2018/03/26/dentis...on-of-new-book
http://reganarts.com/books/2018/lion-hearted
Cecil the lion’s killer dentist turning scaredy-cat over new book | Toronto Sun
 
spaminator
#384
Poachers poison three lions, rare tiger for potion parts
Brad Hunter
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Published:
May 28, 2018
Updated:
May 28, 2018 1:03 PM EDT
The four big cats poisoned by poachers for their claws and heads. The parts are used by witch doctors. JUSTIN FERNANDES/ FACEBOOK
A heartbroken conservationist wept as he cremated three lions and a rare tiger that were poisoned by poachers who wanted the big cats’ bones for black magic potions.
Poachers often cut off the heads and paws for witch doctor spells.
Justin Fernandes posted a heartbreaking video describing how he discovered his white lion Elvis in agony.
His golden tiger Kai was dead nearby. Two more lions, Hercules and Taariq, were found dead elsewhere in the enclosure, killed by poison.
The regal animals were discovered Friday in the Jugomaro Predator Park in Limpopo, South Africa.
“There is a big market for their bones and I am going to destroy my cats completely so they go nowhere but here,” Fernades wrote on Facebook, where mourners posted tributes to his page.
“They tried to take their claws and teeth for black magic, which is one of the sickest things I have ever heard of in my life.”
Justin Fernandes weeps for his three lions and a tiger that were poisoned by poachers. JUSTIN FERNADES/FACEBOOK
Slamming the poachers as the “most evil money-grabbing people,” Fernades said he has a deep “hatred” for them.
“These people cut off their heads and paws for the teeth and claws and sell them for ridiculous amounts of money for so-called traditional healers to make potions that people think carry the animals’ power in them.”
Instead of leaving the bones, Fernades burned them so the poachers couldn’t return to collect them.
The big cats are cremated so the poachers who poisoned them can’t return for their bones. JUSTIN FERNANDES/ FACEBOOK
Nearly 100 people drove to the park to pay homage to the animals.
The poison the animals were fed is so deadly, a teaspoon can kill a rhino.
Fernades vowed to send future poachers “home in body bags.”
http://facebook.com/justin.t.fernand...38230136190164
Poachers poison three lions, rare tiger for potion parts | Toronto Sun
 
spaminator
#385
Hunter kills buffalo, buffalo's friend kills hunter
Brad Hunter
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Published:
May 30, 2018
Updated:
May 30, 2018 5:33 PM EDT
Hunter Claude Kleynhans was killed by a buffalo after killing another buffalo.FACEBOOK
A hunter became the hunted and paid with his life.
The professional hunter — who claimed he had a “100% success rate” — shot and killed an African buffalo and was then killed by another member of the herd.
According to The Citizen, South African safari company owner Claude Kleynhans, 54, got more than he bargained for.
When he went to load the remains of his kill, he was charged by another buffalo who is believed to have hit the man’s femoral artery.
He died almost instantly.
Hunter Claude Kleynhans was killed by a buffalo after killing another buffalo. FACEBOOK
Kleynhans — owner of Guwela Hunting Safaris — offered a ‘buffalo package deal’ that claimed it had “Big Buffalo 100% success.”
His ex-wife, Corina van der Merwe, said he was a former police officer who became a professional hunter in 1987.
Hunter Claude Kleynhans was killed by a buffalo after killing another buffalo. He was also a dedicated conservationist. FACEBOOK
On social media, the hunter’s passing was met with mixed messages. Some heaped derision on the dead man.
Pamela Tomaro D’Angio said: “I love when Poachers get killed by the animals it makes me extremely happy!! … You killed plenty of animals and now it was your turn you useless sick minded coward.”
Another user, Dede Thomas, said: “Nature’s Karma Sevenfold got you’ while poster Matt Skee claimed: ‘Claude deserved everything he got .”
But friends took umbrage saying Kleynhans was a dedicated conservationist.
One wrote: “You are obviously an overseas jerk that has no clue about professional hunting. Be careful what you speak over people.”
Hunter kills buffalo, buffalo’s friend kills hunter | Toronto Sun
 
Hoid
#386
Bufflao do not have "friends"
 
spaminator
#387
Woman blasted as ‘American savage’ for posing with slain giraffe
American Media Inc.
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Published:
July 3, 2018
Updated:
July 3, 2018 7:36 AM EDT
(Twitter)
An American woman has found herself in the centre of a firestorm after she shot and killed a rare black giraffe in South Africa and then posed for photos with the animal’s carcass.
“Prayers for my once in a lifetime dream hunt came true today!” Tess Thompson Talley boasted on Facebook about the kill in June 2017.
“Spotted this rare black giraffe bull and stalked him for quite awhile. I knew it was the one. He was over 18 years old, 4,000 lbs and was blessed to be able to get 2,000 lbs of meat from him,” she added in the post, which has been deleted.
The scandal only came to light after AfricLand Post recently posted on twitter the year-old shots of the Kentucky resident cradling a gun by the dead giraffe.
“White american savage who is partly a neanderthal comes to Africa and shoot down a very rare black giraffe courtesy of South Africa stupidity,” read the publication’s tweet.
Twitter users immediately expressed their displeasure — and support.
“Shooting a giraffe is not hunting,” wrote one. “It is killing a rare and beautiful creature with no defense and an easy target.”
“She spends the money for this coward hunting trip to kill a life’s precious animal for her ego thrill,” blasted another.
However, some weren’t turned off by Thompson Talley’s desire to kill.
“Good for her for buying a license…and spending tens of thousands of thousands to pursue her legal, ethical dream,” said one supporter.
Another pointed out: “This was taken two years ago on an 18-year-old giraffe that could not mate anymore and would scare off the younger giraffes so this young lady did the right thing. And it was a legal kill.”

http://radaronline.com/exclusives/20...e-south-africa
Woman blasted as
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Tecumsehsbones
-1
#388
Oh, yeah. MAGA!

She should get on down to the border and bag some Meskins!
 
spaminator
+1
#389
'THEY PICKED THE WRONG PRIDE': Poachers eaten by lions after breaking into South African game reserve to slaughter rhinos
Postmedia News
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Published:
July 5, 2018
Updated:
July 5, 2018 2:35 PM EDT
Big male lion lying in dense grassland in Kruger National Park in South Africa in this file photo. (johan63/Getty Images)
A gang of poachers who broke into a South African game reserve to hunt rhinos soon became the hunted when they were attacked by a group of hungry lions.
According to reports, three suspected hunters were devoured by a pride on the Sibuya Game Reserve in the Eastern Province of South Africa.
A head and other bloody body parts were recovered in the area on July 3, along with three pairs of empty shoes, according to the Daily Mail.
Officials searched for more possible missing poachers in the area but none were found. Reserve staff did however find high-powered rifles with silencers, wire cutters and an axe.
“We found enough body parts and three pairs of empty shoes, which suggest to us that the lions ate at least three of them but it is thick bush and there could be more,” said Nick Fox, the game reserve owner, according to the Mail. “They came heavily armed with hunting rifles and axes which we have recovered and enough food to last them for several days so we suspect they were after all of our rhinos here.
“But the lions are our watchers and guardians and they picked the wrong pride and became a meal.”
While Fox said they were sad the poachers were killed, “This sends out a very clear message to any other poachers that you will not always be the winner.”
The Sibuya reserve is home to rhinos, lions, elephant, buffalo and leopards and is popular with British tourists.
Police declined to speculate if those killed were in fact poachers, but the recovered weapons were sent for testing to establish if they had been used in any other known poaching crimes, according to the Herald Live. Remains were also sent to be ID’d.
Three poachers are eaten by lions at South African nature reserve | Daily Mail Online
http://heraldlive.co.za/news/2018-07...d-in-lion-camp
http://torontosun.com/news/world/the...aughter-rhinos
 
Cliffy
+1
#390