“It’s Survival of the Weak and Scrawny”….

Howling For Justice

“A victim of trophy hunters.”

A German Hunter Killed One of Africa’s Biggest Elephants

Conservation groups in Zimbabwe aim to find the identity of the hunter to give him the ‘Cecil the lion’ treatment.

Germna trophy hunter kills one of Africa's biggest elephants Yahoo news

October 16, 2015

Taylor Hill is an associate editor at TakePart covering environment and wildlife.

A German trophy hunter reportedly shot and killed one of the largest elephants recorded in nearly 30 years, and now a Zimbabwean conservation group wants to make him infamous, like the killer of Cecil the lion.

The 40- to 60-year-old elephant was shot just outside Zimbabwe’s Gonarezhou National Park and had tusks weighing more than 100 pounds each, Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force chairperson Johnny Rodrigues said in a statement.

“His tusks were so big that they dragged along the ground when he was walking,” Rodrigues said. This elephant was unknown to wildlife rangers at the park and might have wandered…

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3 thoughts on ““It’s Survival of the Weak and Scrawny”….

  1. Visited “Take Part” post.
    Looking at the usual helpless and angry comments, repeated and repeated over the years:

    My message TO ALL WHO FEEL IT’S MOSRE IMPORTANT TO LIVE LIFE EXPRESSING RAGE THAN TO ACT (I do not expose myself on facebook, as it is too facile, too exposed. Thus I do not post on any site requiring so much disclosure. Nabeki must know the problem…)

    It is up to YOU to change the culture.
    Direct action against the “North American Model of Wildlife Management” at your state Wildlife Commission (sometimes “game” commission, and therein you see the problem writ simple).

    They usually take public comment at any time, through letter or email. They have meetings usually several times per year.
    Show them that your nonconsumptive use of wildlife for viewing, the science of rich, full, maximized ecosystems leading to far greater resilience – meaning that less endangered species occur, the necessity to preserve the large animals, as there are ALWAYS too few of them, since guns arrived in human hands.
    Show them that you are morally outraged by the psychopathic ideals of sport hunters, and such failure of empathy extends into their very interactions with others, as does at least one individual here in the comment column.

    Realize also that YOU must stem your knee-jerk violent calls for revenge.

    Show media , legislators, administrators, children, that a stronger ethic is of extreme value in this increasingly violent society.

    Support materially groups that call for an end to trapping, snaring, sport hunting, especially of predator species, which Nature has not designed to be hunted.

    Neither, of course, have elephants:
    Read Carl Safina’s latest book, “Beyond Words: How Animals Think and Feel” to read heartbreaking tales of elephant grief, intelligence, recognition, and sophisticated communication, so that you can find the material showing that not a one of them should ever again be killed by humans.

    Start your own journey toward ethical action and compassion, and YOU WILL make the new world.

  2. According to Robert Ardrey, “We were born of risen apes, not fallen angels, and the apes were armed killers besides.” So, we have ingloriously fulfilled the promise of our ancestors.

    I wonder–if we turn the mechanics of evolution around by trophy hunting, will we leave the “weak and scrawny” alone or will we just have to keep killing.

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