Elephant 1 hunter 0

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by steve knight, Apr 18, 2015.

  1. steve knight macrumors 68020

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    well can't say I feel sorry for this guy. about time the animal fought back.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/201...d-death-elephant-tracking-kill_n_7085374.html
     
  2. aaronvan Suspended

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    So you support Stand Your Ground for pachyderms?
     
  3. steve knight, Apr 18, 2015
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    will be voting for it next November.
    should have been stomp your ground.
     
  4. citizenzen macrumors 65816

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    I always root for the animal that's hunted for sport.
     
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    The Hunter died doing what he loved...

    Was the elephant a terrorist or a freedom fighter?
     
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    I'm curious why they sold a license for one that was still of breeding age. The article doesn't mention much about it.
     
  9. FieldingMellish Suspended

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    I'd want a refund, were I the American client.
     
  10. steve knight thread starter macrumors 68020

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    money of course.
     
  11. citizenzen macrumors 65816

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    God would apologize for his mistake and give you your life back, plus 10%.
     
  12. samiwas macrumors 65816

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    An easier solution is to not be the American client.
     
  13. Mousse macrumors 68000

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    The elephant trampled the wrong guy, IMO. The hunter was doing his job, which was guiding the client to the elephant. The American client was the guy who wanted a trophy kill.:rolleyes:

    There is a septic service that has the same policy.
    [​IMG]
     
  14. Praxis91 macrumors regular

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    Was this one of those rich-guy-likes-to-kill-big-things-because-he-can hunts, or was it one of those dirt-poor-country-cannot-feed-themselves-so-they-hire-a-rich-guy-to-kill-big-animal-so-they-can-buy-bags-of-rice-to-feed-themselves (like the rhino that had to be put down) events?
     
  15. aerok macrumors 65816

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    If you're talking about the victim:

    A dude travelling to Africa to kill an elephant = rich-guy-likes-to-kill-big-things-because-he-can hunt
     
  16. Praxis91 macrumors regular

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    Every year I read about someone that travels to some third world crap hole and ends up hunting some big game. This story was about a hunter that got killed.

    What the media does not report (regarding these hunts) is that many of them are actually sanctioned by these poor regions because they use them to raise money for food.

    One example was that rhino hunt last year that had some media backlash. The truth was that the rhino was a threat and had to be put down, and the poor folks raised some money for food.

    I do not go to the huffingandpuffington post website (as they were part of the media that omitted the facts about the rhino hunt.

    Was this guy out there just shooting random big animals, or was he hired to do it?
     
  17. citizenzen macrumors 65816

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    Same old story.

    Let us rape your resources.

    But don't worry ... we'll pay you for it.

    We're actually doing you a favor.
     
  18. aerok macrumors 65816

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    He was hired as a guide for someone. He is technically not the hunter in this occasion but a guide.

    Reading many articles about this incident, some do point out he was a conservationist.

    Either way, he was out there to help kill an elephant for sports.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/wor...professional-big-game-hunter-in-Zimbabwe.html
     
  19. noisycats macrumors 6502a

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    Just about anytime a wild animal kills a predator in the wild, I have a hard time feeling remorse for the predator.

    The hunter/guide went out looking for 'trouble', I guess they found it.
     
  20. TheHateMachine macrumors 6502a

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    The High Pachyderm Courts are going to have a fit with this one.

    Like steve said above, Stomp Your Ground laws working as intended.
     
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    I was tempted to post "it couldn't happen to a nicer guy", but I'm skeptical about the details of the article (as mentioned).

    As much as I still find it abhorrent, some of those have been limited to animals that are no longer of breeding age. It's hard for me to feel any sympathy for hunters that go after animals on the endangered species list.
     
  23. aerok macrumors 65816

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    What bothers me the most is that elephants feel love similarly like humans do. The death of a family member can be very emotionally distressing for an elephant.

    http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/echo-an-elephant-to-remember-elephant-emotions/4489/
     
  24. thekev macrumors 604

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    I know. I still hate it, thus the reason it occurred to me that it couldn't happen to a nicer guy. Keep in mind I hate the hunters, not the third world villagers.
     
  25. eko91 macrumors regular

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    :(

    Why harm animals?? leave them alone and they will do the same! OR most animals I think... Hunting is a dangerous/ risky career anyways..
     

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