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Cecil The Lion


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Update on Cecil's cubs and pride and Jericho:

 

http://www.wildcru.org/news/news-of-jericho-cubs-and-pride/

 

http://www.wildcru.org/news/cecils-cubs-are-fat-and-well/

 

*The trial has been delayed till 10-15-2015. The defense is trying to have it thrown out. The prosecution asked for the delay to gather further facts to counter the request.

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"Also known as captive bred lion hunting, canned hunts allow hunters to select their lion ahead of time and complete a hunt in a matter of just three days.  Canned hunts provide a cheaper, faster, and a surefire way of hunting predatory animals, compared to wild lion hunts which may last weeks with a much lower probability of success.  Americans are largely fueling the industry, with 62% of the trophies being imported into the United States, according to Humane Society International."

 

http://www.msnbc.com/documentaries/blood-lions-premieres-wednesday-october-7th-msnbc?cid=sm_fb_msnbc

 

“Blood Lions” premieres Wednesday October 7th on MSNBC

 

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"Blood Lions" doc airs 10-7

http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/blood-lions-documentary-exposes-cruel-practice-captive-lion-hunting?cid=sm_fb_msnbc

 

"Behind so much of this trophy madness is one group: Safari Club International, the world’s largest club for wealthy trophy hunters. The Safari Club is notorious for encouraging hunters to kill the rarest animals in the world by offering prizes and awards. The “Grand Slam Cats of the World” requires a hunter to kill four species of wild cat, for example, and the World Hunting Award requires a hunter to kill hundreds of animals. The African Big Five Grand Slam requires a hunter to kill a lion, an elephant, a rhino, a leopard, and a Cape buffalo."

 

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"Blood Lions" doc airs 10-7

http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/blood-lions-documentary-exposes-cruel-practice-captive-lion-hunting?cid=sm_fb_msnbc

 

"Behind so much of this trophy madness is one group: Safari Club International, the world’s largest club for wealthy trophy hunters. The Safari Club is notorious for encouraging hunters to kill the rarest animals in the world by offering prizes and awards. The “Grand Slam Cats of the World” requires a hunter to kill four species of wild cat, for example, and the World Hunting Award requires a hunter to kill hundreds of animals. The African Big Five Grand Slam requires a hunter to kill a lion, an elephant, a rhino, a leopard, and a Cape buffalo."

 

 

it's on now on MSNBC......

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"Behind so much of this trophy madness is one group: Safari Club International, the world’s largest club for wealthy trophy hunters. The Safari Club is notorious for encouraging hunters to kill the rarest animals in the world by offering prizes and awards. The “Grand Slam Cats of the World” requires a hunter to kill four species of wild cat, for example, and the World Hunting Award requires a hunter to kill hundreds of animals. The African Big Five Grand Slam requires a hunter to kill a lion, an elephant, a rhino, a leopard, and a Cape buffalo."

I remember a chain of "sporting" goods stores called The Big Five.

I bought my first rifle there.

I remember in that store, on the wall, were the heads of all five of those species mentioned.

Didn't think to much about it at the time.

But now I'm wondering how many stores were in that chain, and if each of them had the same number of "trophies" on their walls.

 

When I first went to Alaska, I'll admit that I was gung-ho to kill a grizzly bear.

I suppose that I considered it to be a sort-of "right of masculine passage," maybe akin to the Maasai warriors in Africa.

I found myself working with a well-known guide outfit and after a season of watching others kill the great bears, just for their hides and skulls, I soon lost all desire for the deed myself.  

Of course I can see both sides, from those who make a living as guides and packers and those who don't.

I will say this, for what its worth, the AK guides that I was affiliated with, at that time, were staunch advocates of the rule of "Fair Chase." However, I was aware of those fly-by-night outfits that weren't.

The more I learned about the dynamics of the Alaskan flora & fauna ecosystem, and the states game management (sometimes lack of management) policies, caused me to eventually change my personal attitude regarding subsistence vs hunting for "sport."

However, as a resource, I will say that those now deceased old-timers on Kodiak, apparently managed their crop well. Like good farmers they always left "fallow" fields, and the bear population at that time was thriving. That's not saying that there weren't those outfits that would eat their own "seed corn" and then raid their neighbors fields. They existed at that time, but thank god, were apparently in the minority... then.  

 

Regarding endangered species, IMO None should be hunted. But that is easier said than done. Greed and poverty are two social factors that mankind has never been able to fully remedy nor chosen to eliminate.

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some breaking news. walter palmer the dentist WILL NOT be charged in the killing of cecil.. the zimbabweans found his papers to be in order...

 

well that ends that.

 

This is more likely the reason, why only charge Dr Palmer with a crime and not the others in a country that's corrupted and making $20 million a year in trophy hunting?

 

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2015/07/150731-lion-hunting-zimbabwe-cecil-conservation-animals/

 

Strange in that I haven't heard ANYTHING from the same Cecil protesters  about Sabrina Cortatelli that has left carnage in the animal kingdom - bagged more trophies than Dr Palmer.

 

WARNING...following link is graphic.

 

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3182671/Now-Idaho-huntress-taunts-world-sickening-Facebook-brags-killing-old-giraffe-warns-haters-s-come.htm

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