Ugly American Goes Into Hiding After Killing Cecil The Lion

Yeah well, if the lion had a gun of its own, the problem may never have happened in the first place.

So really Yorgie, the blame is all on fakenews people like YOU. Which is why the rest of Us should have guns too.

Trudie's little socks are everywhere...and you stink.
'NOT MUFASA': British hunter defends Canadian couple's killing of lion
Aidan Wallace
July 16, 2019
July 16, 2019 3:58 PM EDT
British hunter Carl Knight has come to the defence of Darren and Carolyn Carter, the Canadian couple from Edmonton, Alta., that received widespread backlash for posing with a dead lion they killed while on a safari hunting trip.Facebook
A British hunter has come to the defence of the Canadian couple who received widespread backlash online for kissing over the body of a dead lion they killed while on safari.
Carl Knight, 45, owns Take Aim Safaris and has accused “armchair conservationists” and the media of misrepresenting and sensationalizing the safari hunting profession, Daily Express reports.
In defence of Canadian couple Darren and Carolyn Carter, Knight made reference to Disney’s ‘The Lion King’ saying: “This is not Mufasa or Cecil, this is an animal that was farmed like a cow, a sheep or a crocodile that is farmed for meat and skin.”
“Why do we have to answer to your armchair conservationist readers that know nothing about Africa,” said Knight. “This lion was bred for hunting and for lion bore export to the Far East.”
Darren and Carolyn Carter posing as they kiss over the dead lion they killed on safari. (Legelela Safaris) Facebook
Knight justified the profession and sport of big trophy hunting for economic reasons, saying the “money these clients paid for this lion is much-needed in poverty-stricken Southern Africa.”
Legelela Safaris, the company that released the image of the Carters’ kiss over the dead lion, included a price list on their website.
Shooting a giraffe will cost hunters $3,000, while zebras cost $2,500. What about the price of shooting a lion? You have to ask them how much that costs.
However, the economic benefit Knight claims may be exaggerated.
According to data from the International Council for Game and Wildlife Conservation and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, hunting companies contribute a mere 3% of revenue to hunting communities, reports.
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A 2017 study from Born Free, an animal rights activist group, found the profession generated 1.8% of tourism revenue and a mere 0.03% of GDP.
Meanwhile, the Carters have gone into hiding online to escape the backlash and criticism for the image that started this all.
They have shut down their Facebook and Instagram pages.
'DISGUSTED': Daughter of lion killing Canadian couple speaks out
Aidan Wallace
July 18, 2019
July 18, 2019 7:28 PM EDT
Darren and Carolyn Carter pose for a kiss over the dead lion they killed on safari. Darren Carter's daughter, Sydney Carter, released a YouTube video condemning her fathers actions while vowing never to call him 'dad' again. Facebook
Things keep getting worse for the Carters.
Darren and Carolyn Carter made international headlines after images surfaced of them posing for a kiss over the body of a dead lion they shot and killed while trophy hunting on safari in Africa.
In a heartbreaking YouTube video, Sydney Carter, 19, the daughter of Darren, addresses her father directly, condemning his actions and vowing never to call him dad again.
“So, Darren if you’re ever watching this, just know that I don’t consider you my dad anymore, you’re a horrible person,” Sydney said.
Sydney says she hasn’t seen her father in 10 years and accuses him of abandoning their family, not paying child support, and being an abusive father.
“I am disgusted to call him my dad,” she said.
“After everything he’s done, he didn’t pay child support, he didn’t even give my mom a little bit of money, but he has enough to pay for a $15,000 trip to Africa with his wife that he cheated on my mom with to go to Africa and trophy hunt.
“That just makes me sick. I refuse to call him my dad anymore. Like who does that, I’ll never understand people like that, that take pride in shooting a beautiful animal like a lion.”
Sydney also spoke about what her father was like in the past and what she remembers about him.
“I don’t recognize his voice, I don’t recognize his face, nothing,” Sydney said. “I remember the bad times, let me just tell you that, he was quite an abusive dad, he treated all of us horribly, I never recognized that until recently.”
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In tears, Sydney ended the video saying: “I’ll never forgive you.”
The days following the release of the photo have not been kind for the Carters.
The owners of Solitude Taxidermy in Sprucegrove Alta., received widespread backlash which led them to take down their Instagram, Facebook, and company website.
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MUTILATED: Drone image shows slaughtered elephant carcass
Aidan Wallace
July 19, 2019
July 19, 2019 5:21 PM EDT
This aerial photograph shows elephants roaming in the plains of the Chobe district in the northern part of Botswana, on September 20, 2018.Getty Images
Butchers for profit.
Gruesome images have surfaced of an abandoned elephant carcass that had been cut to pieces for its ivory.
Documentary filmmaker, Justin Sullivan, 28, from Cape Town, South Africa, captured the drone images in Botswana after overhearing rangers speak about a nearby poached elephant, the Daily Mail reports.
The image, called ‘Disconnection’, shows the mutilated elephant lying in the middle of an open field, its trunk severed and head split in two.
“They said an elephant had just been poached and I asked to be taken to the site,” Sullivan said. “On arrival, I used a drone to capture the image.”
It’s common for poachers to use chain saws to cut the elephant’s trunk off to make harvesting the ivory faster.
According to the Daily Mail, there has been a proliferation of poaching in Botswana as the number of abandoned animal carcasses found from 2014 to 2018 has increased by 593%.
Botswana has the largest elephant population in Africa, but last month Botswana President Mokgweetsi Masisi lifted a five-year ban on elephant hunting, a controversial decision.
Mokgweetsi cited conflicts between the elephant population and humans as the reason for the move.
Speaking about the reaction the image has provoked, Sullivan said, “(it’s) drawn a lot of attention. People have obviously reacted with mixed feelings of anger and sadness, especially with the recent lift on the hunting ban in Botswana, but this photo has driven some constructive dialogue around how we can promote more sustainable elephant conversation and solve our current ecological crisis.”
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‘Disconnection’ has made international headlines and has been included in the prestigious Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Contest.
In explaining the images name, Sullivan said: “The high angle looking top-down shows isolation and highlights not only the physical disconnection of the animal but our disconnection from the situation.”