CANNED AND OTHER LION HUNTING
Just a thought….
Is it not amazing that we pay thousands to go to various Parks, Reserves, Game Farms etc for the chance to see lions (and others), thereby creating employment opportunities, uplifting surrounding communities in Africa. What can be more exhilarating than waking up in the African bush to the sound of the majestic king proclaiming his territory, out on the roads before sunset hoping to see him in the road, steam rising from his nostrils as he lets out the thundering roar, muscles tightening around his belly.
This is our Africa, Lions our heritage, how long will we allow the rape and plunder of Lions and other Wildlife in Africa by spineless people “hunting” lions from the back of a vehicle with bows or rifles?
So, you are actually just aiming and pulling a trigger, you are not hunting!! So actually you should be called a lazy, spineless, "back of bakkie triggerer" and not a hunter.
One must believe that you are trying to prove that you are “the” or “a” man!
Is it not funny that you can drink yourself silly and stand at the back of a vehicle or shoot an animal through a fence and then still want a video or photo next to your “trophy” so you can be “the” man, even if you are not full of a “steady the nerves” drink, you are nothing but a coward. Or do you throw out some meat and hide somewhere? Wow, you think this changes your status?
Very few hunters of game even have the energy and/or know how to walk and find game, oh no, they have to be driven close to the animal, so they can just stand on a vehicle and shoot and should they miss then they can try and find the animal to shoot it again and if they are really bad shots then they will just pay the costs and the animal will bleed to death somewhere out there.
The utter rubbish of canned or other hunting of lions “contributing to the economy” is nothing but bull, the only persons benefiting from this practice is the underpaid workers that are employed to skin the animals, the overpaid “professional hunters” that take tourist or “wanna be hunters” to the farms and the big bucks goes to the farmers or breeders of lions for hunting/canned lions.
South Africa and the rest of Africa needs money from tourists, yes, the very livelihood of many people depend on this, but we certainly do not need so-called lion hunters money to enrich these canned lion breeders. This money is rotten and stinks in the nostrils of many wildlife lovers as well as the people of the countries whose heritage it is. You bring corruption into our country, your money buys officials and you cause people, especially the needy, underpaid and greedy to do illegal things, all so that you can prove your “manhood” in some way.
Be honest as you read this, do you really feel good a few days later? Do you really believe, when people see your “trophy” they respect you or think wow, you are the man? Really, seriously really?
Do you really believe people will believe your story about how you were attacked by this vicious animal while walking through the African Bush?
Do you have the guts to walk, yes walk, by yourself, during day and night, in a vast conservation/park area to find a lion to hunt? No, you will always ensure that you "hunt" or rather pull the trigger, as there is no skills to these type of hunting, so that there is no danger to you what so ever!
If you are a canned lion or any other type of lion hunter you are a sick person, a coward, a poacher, a rapist of Africa and a sick excuse for a human being, in your own tiny mind you might believe you are a man but societies around the world just see you as having the “little man syndrome” that needs to prove himself, shame – get a life and get over your syndrome. There is no art in being a lazy, standing at the back of a vehicle triggerer (for lack of better word)
Lions are Africa’s heritage,
it belongs not only to the people of Africa but the whole world.
Here is typical coward behaviour and youtube is full of these videos .......
Only "shoot" by using a camera and sharing that moment with the world!
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