So it’s been quite a week for animal cruelty. First, I read about the man who literally mowed down a family of ducklings, and now I read about the Minnesota dentist who lured Cecil the Lion from his preserve, shot him with an arrow – a wound he suffered overnight before they caught up to him and killed him. Now, the remainder of his pride are at risk by other male lions who will seek to take over and possibly kill his cubs. This latest comes in the wake of stories about Rebecca Francis – an animal serial killer; also Ashley Johnston and Nathan Thompson: killers of puppies.
So here are some snarky comments I’ve read on these announcements:
“But the organization that aborts babies and sells their organs is acceptable to you…I know, it’s only a little baby…..but for God’s sake, the ducklings….who will give a voice to the ducklings???”
“I don’t really see a problem with his hunting. If he likes hunting for sport, so what? Yet, there are other commenters here, actually suggesting murder of a human being is somehow less abhorrent.”
“While pursuing his hobby of killing big game animals he has done most everything properly to follow regulations and pay all appropriate fees. Personally I think it’s a huge waste of money, but at least some of the money goes back to pay for conservation efforts.”
“I hunt deer but where I live we have to keep the population thinned because we have so many.”
Here are my comments in return:
1 – There are a ton of people mouthing off about abortions and pro-life so, quite frankly, someone actually does need to speak up for the ducklings!
2 – Murdering a human being is somehow less abhorrent? Well, now that you mention it, yes it is. Don’t like my comment? Tough!
3 – Fees that go back to conservation. Okay, that’s cool. I’ll pay a fee if I can go shoot Rebecca Francis or Walter Palmer and see to it that those funds go back to conservation as well.
4 – Hunting deer because the population needs to be thinned out. Well, guess what, at 7 billion, the human population is now more than the planet can sustain, so let’s get permits to shoot humans so we can thin out our population, too. We can start with ISIS, ISIL, the KKK, the White Aryan Resistance, Boko Haram, Al-Shabab, Al Qaeda, MS 13 members, Mexican drug lords. Maybe if we eliminate these, we can let a few more deer populate the planet.
I’m going to set up a new page, a “Most Wanted List” for people who take animal lives unnecessarily. The first inductees will be: Walter Palmer, Rebecca Francis, Jason Scott Falbo II, Ashley Johnston, and Nathan Thompson.
As humans, we possess the extreme arrogance to think that we can do whatever we please to the other species who occupy the planet – plant, fowl, animal, mammal, and fish. What gives us the right to do this? Anyone who spouts the words of Genesis to me in a comment on this post will be deleted. I’m all about free speech and discussion on differing points of view, even when they don’t agree with mine. But on this topic – it’s not going to happen!
Walter Palmer “Trophies”:
Rebecca Francis “Trophies”:
Please don’t leave Michael Vick off your list of most wanted. I refuse to have anything to do with the NFL since they think he’s an okay guy!
That’s great, thank you! You’re so right. I will definitely add him to my page
I’m still so angry that an egotistical, self-serving moron would have the nerve to kneel by his “catch”, smiling his idiotic smile. The fact that Cecil was a beloved lion really has nothing to do with this. ALL hunters who hunt to satisfy their own ego should be made to suffer the way they make their prey suffer. How despicable you are! You’re destroying some of God’s most beautiful creations and for what? So you can hang your “trophy” on your wall and brag to your friends on how “brave” you were? And the fact that you allowed that poor animal to suffer another 40 days is really beyond words. Shame on you and everyone like you. You touched a nerve and the hearts of many humane people.
The ONLY good that can come from this is if there is a major turn-around against hunting for sport and poaching for ivory!!! Thank you for commenting!!
I respect animal more than to people, because animal never mess up the world, but human does
Maria, I so totally agree! I’ve been saying for years how I wish there were far less people on the planet because we don’t deserve to be the “dominant” species.
Hunting on Animals is the Biggest Bullshit Sport & Hobby.
Also the way Weapons are sold so easy “Over the Counter in USA is a big shame !!!!
Shame on this dentist. This is what an highly educated man think. If he has some courage go with-out weapons in front of these animals. He will be shitting in his pants.
Most idiotic, and insane behaviour.
Dental patient be aware you don’t know when he will pluck your teeth and showcase as trophy.
This guy must be out of his mind. Please check his mental status.
These poor animals do not come our way, who has given us rights to kill them.
In the name of conservation, these thrill seekers are on rampage. If they want thrill in life go do bungee jumping, para sailing.
On the contrary if they are really concerned about the animal species, do something more constructive where in these lovely animals live in peace and grow. They are natural wonders and we humans are most barbaric animal on the planet, who is on the path of destroy every thing for sake of pleasure, or interest.
Fuck you all tree huggers. You have no idea what these people do with their so called murdering. Becausr of animals high prices they help fund wildlife places all over the world!
hmmm…not exactly sure what you’re saying here…
Animals in Africa are spiritual beings and we respect them. Murderers of our animals will get what’s coming to them. I pity especially the elephant killers. woe unto them!!
You’re right, Swati. What happens to the Elephants is unbelievably disturbing…..
Well done. You’re among many other people who feel the same way. Don’t be disheartened, these people ARE the minority. Writing about them helps to decrease their number and their ability to hurt more animals.
They need not be a minority at all; they simply need not exist, period.
Well said, Gary. If we don’t speak up for the animals, who will? (I’m still crying about this, btw.)
You’re an animal lover, like me, this hits us where we breathe…