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Cecil The Lion


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Nature has it's rules and ours don't apply.  Something our kids need to learn instead of watching Bambi type of films.

 

 

I don't mean to be a wiseacre but Bambi's mother was shot by hunters and Bambi had a few bullets whiz close by as well. Bambi has more violence than some film noir.

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In case anyone missed the details of the killing of this lion, they baited outside the park and waited until Cecil showed up well past dark to feed on the carcass. Then they turned spotlights on him while the dentist shot him. It was too dark to track so they left and went to bed.

 

There is nothing in this that even remotely resembles hunting.

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In case anyone missed the details of the killing of this lion, they baited outside the park and waited until Cecil showed up well past dark to feed on the carcass. Then they turned spotlights on him while the dentist shot him. It was too dark to track so they left and went to bed.

 

There is nothing in this that even remotely resembles hunting.

It's what's called in hunting parlance a canned hunt. Certainly not a fair chase. Palmer was once found guilty for poaching a black bear in Wisconsin. He offered his guides 20,000 dollars to try and cover it up. He lied to the Wildlife and Fisheries at first and later admitted his guilt and was fined 3000 dollars.

 

The ABC 20/20 show had Brent Stapelkamp on who collared Cecil and had been tracking him since 2008. He showed from the GPS on Cecil's collar that there was usual movement to anything like Cecil had done in the past. So he believes the guide and Palmer were attempting to trick the Wildlife Conservation Research Unit (WildCRU), making them think Cecil was still alive. In other words, a good old fashioned cover up. The guide attempted to hide Cecil's collar in a tree which was found.

 

He also believed the guide and Palmer knew exactly what they were doing and targeted Cecil.

 

To be continued.

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In case anyone missed the details of the killing of this lion, they baited outside the park and waited until Cecil showed up well past dark to feed on the carcass. Then they turned spotlights on him while the dentist shot him. It was too dark to track so they left and went to bed.

 

There is nothing in this that even remotely resembles hunting.

 

 

Yes, I heard that. THen they returned the next day to track him down and finish the job!!! :(

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There's an old fable about two Chinese monks walking down a dirt path when they come across a part of the road flooded with water.  a young lady was looking dismayed at the water, afraid to try and walk through it in fear of soiling and possibly ruining her clothes,  And there was no way AROUND the giant puddle.

 

So, the older of the monks, seeing her difficulty, walked over and picked her up and carried her across the water.  The younger of the monks was abashed at such a thing.  He was beside himself with consternation.

 

Later that day, the younger monk was still spewing a diatribe of dislike for the actions of the elder.  And carried it on untill after their dinner, the younger monk still making complaint.

 

Finally, the elder monk spoke to the younger and said, ...

 

"I left that young lady by the side of the road hours ago.  Are YOU still carrying her?"

 

This story is relevant here.

 

 

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Sorry, I didnt see this and missed it. Any new info???

1. The guide and Palmer waited in a hunting blind for the lions to show up. The females arrived first at the elephant carcass at 9PM and then Jericho the other big male lion arrived a little later but Palmer did not want to kill him Instead, he wanted to wait for Cecil. Cecil showed up a little after 10PM.  Palmer botched the shot at Cecil and killed him the next day a little after 9AM with a bow and arrow.

 

2. Brent Stapelkamp, with the Wildlife Conservation Research Unit (WildCRU), at Hwange  National Park, who first put a collar on Cecil  in 2008, showed on his computer how the guide and Palmer tried to trick park officials moving the collar with GPS from place to place after Cecil was killed hoping they would think Cecil was still alive. This movement was never done by Cecil in the past. The collar was found in a tree left by the guide and Palmer hoping it would not be found.  It indicates a cover up and will be used in the trial. Palmer never contacted anyone as he claims. He got on the plane and left. 

 

3. Contrary to what the guide and Palmer state that they had no idea it was Cecil they killed, Stapelkamp believes they knew exactly what they wanted to do and that was to hunt and kill Cecil. The deep regret they claim was not about killing Cecil but getting caught.

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1. The guide and Palmer waited in a hunting blind for the lions to show up. The females arrived first at the elephant carcass at 9PM and then Jericho the other big male lion arrived a little later but Palmer did not want to kill him Instead, he wanted to wait for Cecil. Cecil showed up a little after 10PM.  Palmer botched the shot at Cecil and killed him the next day a little after 9AM with a bow and arrow.

 

2. Brent Stapelkamp, with the Wildlife Conservation Research Unit (WildCRU), at Hwange  National Park, who first put a collar on Cecil  in 2008, showed on his computer how the guide and Palmer tried to trick park officials moving the collar with GPS from place to place after Cecil was killed hoping they would think Cecil was still alive. This movement was never done by Cecil in the past. The collar was found in a tree left by the guide and Palmer hoping it would not be found.  It indicates a cover up and will be used in the trial. Palmer never contacted anyone as he claims. He got on the plane and left. 

 

3. Contrary to what the guide and Palmer state that they had no idea it was Cecil they killed, Stapelkamp believes they knew exactly what they wanted to do and that was to hunt and kill Cecil. The deep regret they claim was not about killing Cecil but getting caught.

 

 

Thanks. Disgusting.

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