For the crimes he committed against Cecil the half-tame Lion—luring, baiting, impaling and pursuing him for 40 long hours. For being a sadistic, narcissistic, psychopathic bow-hunter willing to put another sentient animal through sheer hell for a trophy, Walter Palmer DDS should die. And his accomplices—the guides, along with whoever shot another lion today–should join him on the gallows.
They should all be dragged into a court of law and sentenced to death ASAP. But unfortunately, that won’t happen. Walter Palmer and his ilk, his cohorts in crime, will probably live out their long lives and get off with a slap on the wrist; a fine, a public service sentence and possibly have their hunting licenses revoked for a while.
Why? Because they’re human beings—the most sacred of God’s creatures; the pinnacles of evolution and the reason it’s all here (sarcasm intended)—and a lion is just a lion. An animal: ours to do with as we see fit.
It’s the self-imposed law of the land, and there’ll be no justice for animals as long as speciesism rules.
- Cecil the Lion, 13, was one of the stars of Hwange National Park
- The lion was shot with an arrow by a hunter, outside the park’s border
- Badly wounded, the lion was left for two days before he was killed
- The hunter skinned Cecil the Lion and cut off the head for a hunting trophy
With his striking mane and relaxed manner around the cameras, Cecil the lion was one of the stars of Zimbabwe’s biggest national park.
Now park rangers and safari lovers have been left devastated after the much-loved lion was horrifically killed by a hunter.
After wounding the great beast with an arrow, the depraved hunter spent two days tracking down the injured lion before killing the animal with a rifle. After skinning the corpse, the lion’s noble head was hacking off and taken by the hunter as a hunting trophy.
The death of the 13-year-old big cat has left conservators deeply worried for the safety of several lion cubs, who are now living unprotected in the park.
Many of you may remember this event and photo from last year:
Now it’s happened again–same place, same deer, same psychotic bloodsport. Here’s the new account and photo from the same woman who reported this last year…
“If anyone ever tells me again that the poachers “make the law abiding hunters look bad” I’m going to punch them in the face and then shoot them with an arrow. All hunting is evil. Poachers have killed 3 deer here (illegally on our property) this year. One hunter literally tried to kill me a couple of weeks ago with his truck. Last year, we had a buck (named “Buck”) suffer with an arrow in his back for two months before it came out and he miraculously healed. I wish I could have healed like he did. Buck showed up today WITH ANOTHER FUCKING ARROW in his hind end. I’m going to have a stroke. I was chasing these f#ckers since Thursday as they’ve been lurking around our property. I can’t believe Buck was shot again. I literally can’t take this. Not one more day.”
And if you need to know more about why bowhunting is sick and twisted bloodsport that should be banned, watch, A Veterinarian’s Perspective on Bowhunting:
TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY, N.C. — One man is dead after a hunting accident in Transylvania County on Thursday night.
Deputies say a friend of George Harley Case Jr., 58, reportedly mistook Case for a deer while the two were hunting together and shot and killed him with a crossbow.
It happened near Lyda Creek Road. When first responders arrived around 7:45, Case, of Pisgah Forest, was dead.
According to hunting regulations, hunters are not required to wear blaze orange during archery deer season. Deer hunting season for archers opened last Saturday. This is the first incident that’s been reported so far in the mountains.
“They weren’t doing anything wrong, they didn’t have orange on, but in North Carolina during bow season you don’t have to wear orange. That’s just during the gun and rifle season,” Capt. Kevin Creasman with Transylvania Co. Sheriff’s Dept. said.
The two men had been hunting for a couple of hours on private property about a mile into the woods when the incident happened.
Hunting officials say said both men were experienced hunters. The incident is under investigation, but right now no charges have been filed. According to deputies, the shooting was an accident.
The name of the man who shot the arrow has not been released. North Carolina Wildlife is also taking a look at this case, and could possibly bring charges against that hunter.
An autopsy is scheduled for Friday in Winston-Salem.
By Journal Sentinelof the
Marathon City — An 11-year-old boy hunting illegally mistook his father for a turkey and shot him on Sunday, authorities said.
The 42-year-old father was in stable condition after he was wounded in the upper chest with a .22-caliber rifle around 5:30 p.m. Sunday in the Town of Marathon.
That type of rifle is not authorized for hunting turkeys, and 11-year-olds are too young to hunt unless they’re monitored closely by an adult, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources hunting safety administrator Jon King told Wausau television station WAOW-TV.
The boy’s mother was more than 50 feet away at the time and should have been “within arm’s reach,” helping the boy identify his target, for the child to be hunting legally, King said in a telephone interview from Madison.
“It is tough to call it a hunting accident,” King said. “Nobody had a hunting license. Nobody should have been out in the woods that day.”
The man was shot from about 100 yards away on private property. King told the Wausau television station that there’s a good chance citations will be issued.
“Ultimately, the adults in this case are responsible for this young man’s actions,” King said.
The Department of Natural Resources is investigating the shooting as well as two other shootings over the weekend — in Waushara and Douglas counties involving a woodcock hunter and bowhunter.
I stopped by the small town hardware store yesterday to pick up some fresh “NO HUNTING” signs, and the clerk acted put out that I didn’t let trespassers shoot wildlife on my land.
Like so many cunning hunters nowadays, he wanted to come across as some saintly, salt-of-the-earth type who would be doing me a favor by killing my deer friends. How could I possibly object to that?
Well, in addition to the obvious, there’s always the chance that a family member could be hit by a stray bullet, pellet or arrow, as happened that same day to a beautiful husky mix who was just minding his own business:
By Keith Eldridge Published: Sep 15, 2014
RAYMOND, Wash. — The search is on for whoever shot a hunting arrow into the skull of a Husky mix dog. The arrow went in straight through the eye socket and the vet says it’s a miracle Sampson alive.
At first, Sampson’s family and local veterinarians had no clue why his eye was swollen and bleeding. Then the initial X-rays showed the startling revelation: A hunting arrow was inside Sampson’s head. A CAT scan further detailed what was going on.
“Razor sharp blades that went in and embedded in the back of his skull,” said Laura Bowerman, Sampson’s owner.
Bowerman says Sampson and their other dog Delilah always roam free on the 30 acres just east of Raymond along the banks of the Willapa River. When Sampson was two hours overdue Sept. 7, they went looking for him.
They found him collapsed at the end of the driveway.
He was rushed to Willapa Vet Services where vets took X-rays showing the arrow went straight back under his brain, clipping the casing around the brain and just a little bit of his brain.
Sampson needed a neurosurgeon immediately. A vet tech accompanied the dog and the family to Summit Vet Referral in Tacoma where neurologist Dr. Jerry Demuth successfully removed the arrow.
“They had to open up the back of his skull to pull out the arrowhead and the rest of the shaft,” Bowerman said. Bowerman doesn’t suspect her neighbor as they have a longstanding agreement about the dogs. But it is bow hunting season for deer and elk. Even though “no trespassing” signs are posted, the area behind the Bowerman’s is prime for hunting.
But why shoot a non-aggressive dog?
“He doesn’t look like a wolf. He’s bigger than a coyote,” Bowerman said. “Somebody… it’s just mean. It’s got to be meanness. Who would shoot a dog?”
So far the Bowerman family says it has spent $7,000 to keep their beloved dog alive.
An Alabama paper, the Gadsden Times, reported the other day that a goose hunter was critically wounded by friendly fire. Apparently the victim and his buddy were both carrying loaded shotguns when his buddy slipped and hit him point blank in the side.
They followed that article up with news that there would be a roadblock set up to collect donations to help offset the victim’s hospital costs.
My first reaction mirrored that of a Facebook friend who succinctly commented, “Un-fucking-believable.” The nerve of stopping everyone on the highway to ask that they fund a hunter’s recovery from a hunting accident!
Then the thought came to me: two can play at that game.
I propose we set up road-blocks—everywhere there is hunting going on—to collect funds for the wildlife victims of hunting. Whenever a goose is winged by a shotgun blast, a deer is crippled by an arrow, a bear escapes on three legs from a shoulder wound or an animal is found struggling in a trap, hunters would have to pay for their rehabilitation and return to the wild.
I guarantee if hunters had to put their money where their mouths are, it would cut down on the prolonged animal suffering inherent in the sport of hunting.
VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) – A bow hunter accidentally stabbed himself with an arrow while hiking in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest about 14 miles northeast of Mount St. Helens.
The Columbian reports the man was walking through rough terrain Tuesday when an arrow fell out of his quiver and it somehow pierced a calf muscle.
The Volcano Rescue Team says rescuers began hiking to the injured man, but because of the remote forest location a helicopter was dispatched to airlift him to a hospital.