Ted Nugent Posts Photo of Himself with a Lion Carcass



By Brian Ives

Ted Nugent is at it again.

The “Motor City Madman” and scourge to animal rights activists everywhere just posted a photo to his Facebook page showing him over a lion who he had, apparently, just killed in a hunt. He refers to it as “Fernando the lion” and says it is “Cecil’s great great grandpa.”

In the photo, he is sitting on the carcass, saying “this pure natural legal proper scientificaly [sic] sound necessary hunt like all hunts was pure SPORT TROPHY MEAT FUN.”

Related: Ted Nugent Weighs in on Cecil the Lion Debate

As he noted to Radio.com in a recent interview, it his his stance that animals must be hunted in order to keep the population under control.

He also says, “Every sacred precious [sic] part of this animal was utilized. We hired 40 people on the safari, shared the meat, claws, skull, sinew, body fluids, teeth, blood, organs, skin, hair, tongue, eyeballs & each & every hard earned resource this magnificent RENEWABLE resource provided while bringing in critical massive revenues to the local economy while making room for new lions to be born & bringing value to valuable creatures.” However, he doesn’t address that Cecil was killed and his head taken as a trophy, but none of the rest of the carcass was used at all. According to CBS News, Cecil was found beheaded and skinned. Additionally, Animal Planet’s predator expert David Salmoni explained to CBS News that Cecil had six cubs who will now probably be killed by a male lion from another group of lions.

Related: Ted Nugent Posts Picture of Kid Rock with Dead Endangered Lion

And the hunt that resulted in Cecil’s death was, in fact, not legal, at least according to the Zimbabwean government who arrested the hunting guide and land owner who were allegedly involved in the incident. 

And now, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is looking for the American who paid north of $50,000 for he privilege of killing the lion. “The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service is investigating the circumstances surrounding the killing of ‘Cecil the lion.’ That investigation will take us wherever the facts lead,” said Edward Grace, the agency’s deputy chief of law enforcement, in the statement (via Huffington Post).

Poacher Ted Nugent says: ‘Cecil the Lion story is a lie’


By WENN.com Published: Jul 30, 2015 at 9:46 AM

Ted Nugent has risked angering animal rights campaigners by branding the circumstances surrounding the shooting of Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe “a lie.”

Dentist Walter Palmer sparked outrage this week when it emerged he had shot and killed the popular beast during a $50,000 hunting trip at the Hwange National Park.

It is alleged the big cat had been lured out of a protected zone in the region, but Nugent is adamant the hunt was a legitimate form of animal population control.

In a post on Facebook.com, he writes, “The whole story is a lie. It was a wild lion from a ‘park’ where hunting is legal & essential beyond the park borders. All animals reproduce every year & would run out of room/food to live w/o (without) hunting. I will write a full piece on this joke asap. God are people stupid.” [Look who’s talking–stupid is as stupid say!]

When other users of the social networking site disagreed with his stance on the controversy, Nugent angered them further by branding them “ignorant.”

The controversial rocker was fined $10,000 in 2012 and banned from hunting in Alaska after pleading guilty to transporting an illegally killed black bear.


Thank God it’s Fryday–Wish it Applied to Ted Nugent Too


Some people are animal people and some are people people, while others claim to love everyone equally. The fact is, whether consciously or not, at some point we all have to make a choice as to where our sympathies really lie.

It seems that all but the most saintly of us has a limited quantity of compassion. If it’s too focused, a lot of individuals can get left out, but spread too thin it’s not much good to anyone.

Animal advocates are often some of the most caring people around, yet  at times itfry-ted-fry-300x203 appears as if they don’t have a whole lot of compassion for the people who abuse animals. Most animal rights supporters actually have a limited empathy allotment, so they tend to save theirs for the victims—not the perpetrators—of cruelty.

When animal rights advocates look at their own culpabilities, they take responsibility and work to change their actions. This is something you cannot expect from willful animal exploiters. Those who knowingly mistreat can’t be made to feel shame for anything; they’ve built up a wall of rationalization eight feet thick. Nothing gets in. They can’t or won’t be changed, though they may profess a profound transformation to their parole board.

Such was surely the case with Ted Bundy, before he ultimately confessed to the brutal murders of thirty young women (many of whom he decapitated and—like a typical sport hunter—kept their heads as trophies to help him relive the kills).

When the day of Ted Bundy’s execution finally came, people in Florida were weighing in on all sides of the issue. On one extreme were folks chanting and carrying signs like, “Thank God it’s FRY-day,” “Bye-Bye Bundy, and more power to you” and “Hey Ted, don’t forget to file an appeal in Hell” expressing their displeasure with the serial killer’s horrendous acts. At the other end of the spectrum was a virtual fan club of Ted Bundy devotees and groupies, one of whom had married him surreptitiously during his sentencing hearing.

Most people’s reactions were somewhere in between the two, depending on where their sympathies lie. As always, mine are with the victims.


Ted Nugent Blames Democrats For Church Shootings: “It’s All Because Of Gun Control Laws”


Written by June 19th 2015

“President Obama on Thursday linked gun control to the Charleston church shooting in his first statement on Thursday, saying the nation needed to “come to grips” with the issue in the wake of the massacre that killed nine people. “At some point, we as a country will have to reckon with the fact that this type of mass violence does not happen in other advanced countries. It doesn’t happen in other places with this kind of frequency,” Obama said. “And it is in our power to do something about it.”

“Obama’s Justice Department is investigating the mass shooting as a hate crime. But as the president addressed the tragedy in the White House briefing room, he also turned to politics – trying to focus the national conversation not just on race and violence, but gun laws. However, despite his raising the issue, Obama seemed aware of the challenge of passing any new gun control measures in the current environment, saying “politics” in Washington “foreclose a lot of those avenues right now.”

On the other hand, it is no secret that political activist, hunter and (occasionally) musician Ted Nugent has a bone to pick with the Democrats about existing gun control laws, let alone any upcoming ones. Commenting on the recent unfortunate events in Charleston, Nugent stated that “none of that would have happened had the good people of Charleston been allowed to protect themselves with some good, old American-made firepower.”
Speaking to Newslo, Nugent said: “As a hunting enthusiast, I’m not often asked the question which wild animals are most endangered nowadays. But, if I were asked that question, I would say that the average American homeowner is on the brink of extinction! Take a guess as to why that is? Go ahead? I’ll tell you why – Democrats and their damn gun control laws.”

The Motor City Madman also added: “What’s more, Americans in general are an endangered nation and will continue to be one until Democrats are overthrown, complete with that Iran-loving moron. And, to make one thing clear – I’m not saying this because I’m a Republican. .


Lies and the Lying Hunters Who Tell Them

The Many Myths From Hunters

by Barbara J. Bonsignore

Once again, it is hunting season, time for the myths that abound regarding this blood sport.

Hunters claim that they kill the weak and starving animals, thus helping the population. In actuality, hunters want the biggest and the best, those with a huge rack for the mantle trophy. Diseased animals don’t provide much optimal meat and, of course, isn’t that what hunting is all about? Nature’s own system of balance allows the debilitated, old animals to die out in favor of “survival of the fittest.” But when hunters are killing the dominant, healthy animals, the best genes are removed from the herd’s gene pool – as are the most experienced individuals – which leaves the population weak.Here are four more hunting myths:

∎ Hunting prevents the overpopulation of animals.

Actually, hunting creates an overabundance of animals of a certain species. Nature abhors a vacuum. For example, when a given amount of deer are removed from the herd by hunting, females will have more and bigger litters to fill up the gap.

∎ Hunted animals don’t suffer.

Wild animals are terrorized by the chase and agonized by the kill. Their families, herds and flocks are disrupted. It is estimated that for every animal a hunter kills and claims, at least two wounded but unrecovered animals die slowly and painfully from blood loss, infection or starvation. Those who don’t die can suffer permanent injury. During hunting season, wild animals are more likely to get hit by a vehicle as they flee into the road when hunters walk through their territory.

∎ Hunters pay the majority of the tab for conservation.

In reality, wildlife management and conservation programs receive up to 90 percent of their funds from general tax reserves, more than 90 percent of which are paid by non-hunters. Since less than 5 percent of the U.S. population hunts, this contribution is negligible. Every year, thousands of public acres are bulldozed, burned, replanted and otherwise manipulated to kill off non-target species (including natural predators) and attract game species. Animals are also bred or captured to stock hunting and fishing areas.

∎ Hunters help feed the homeless by donating meat from their kills.

A recent interesting study by Michael Gregor at Nutritionfacts.org showed that in game meat tested, 80 percent had lead bullet fragments in the samples. Nobody, including the homeless, needs more fat and cholesterol, found in meat, in their diet. More fruits, vegetables and protein from plant sources should be consumed daily.

What can you do to stop hunting? Oppose any legislation, national or local, that establishes higher quotas of animals to be hunted, lengthens hunting seasons, allows new species to be hunted. Speak out against any bills that open more wildlife refuges to hunting. Refuges should protect, not allow animals to be killed. If you own a substantial parcel of land, post it against hunting and trapping.

It is encouraging that every year fewer people hunt in the United States. The state Fish and Game Department’s income has decreased considerably, which is why the agency is constantly reaching out to get women, youth and the handicapped to purchase hunting licenses.

Hunting today is unnecessary and is more detrimental to animals and the environment than beneficial. Enjoy wildlife by “hunting” with a camera.

Who better to introduce The Many Myths From Hunters: http://www.concordmonitor.com/home/3186598-95/hunting-hunters-species-hunted   than two of the most infamous and dubious hunting proponents: Ted Nugent and Sarah Palin (pictured here smirking in a joint holiday greeting card). 10606222_10152562961222297_7413450529070189592_n

Trophy Hunter = Serial Killer, Any Questions?

One of the would-be hunter-commenters here recently demanded I explain why I compare hunters to pedophiles and serial killers. Since, as a rule, I don’t approve comments from hunters or their apologists (and because I felt it was so bloody obvious), that question hasn’t been answered here since June 10, in a post entitled, Poachers and Pedophiles are Like Apples and Oranges.

But now that Corey Knowlton has added his voice to the choir of Fuddself-confessed twisted-psycho-hunter-perverts with the telling statement to the WFAA, “I’m a hunter; I want to experience a black rhino. I want to be intimately involved with a black rhino,” it’s time to re-examine the connection in a little more detail. What kind of mind uses the word “experience” for the act of taking a life? Ted Bundy called his murders “possessing.” Like a trophy hunter, he felt entitled to claim another’s life for his own pleasure. In his case, the lives were young co-eds and 12 year old girls—in Knowlton’s case, endangered rhinos. Ted Bundy’s third person narrative of his predations could easily be mistaken (aside, perhaps, from the level of literacy) with Ted Nugent describing one of his trophy kills: “The fantasy that accompanies and generates the anticipation that precedes the crime is always more stimulating than the immediate aftermath of the crime itself. He should have recognized that what really fascinated him was the hunt, the adventure of searching out his victims. And, to a degree, possessing them physically as one would possess a potted plant, a painting, or a Porsche. Owning, as it were, this individual.”

Pertaining to the likes of Alaskan trophy hunter turned-serial killer, Robert Hansen, who preyed on exotic dancers and child6-4Hansens-trophy-goat prostitutes, in addition to Dall sheep, mountain goats and countless other species, conservationist Gareth Patterson wrote: “Certainly one could state that, like the serial killer, the trophy hunter plans his killing with considerable care and deliberation. Like the serial killer, he decides well in advance the type of victim–that is, which species he intends to target. Also like the serial killer, the trophy hunter plans with great care where and how the killing will take place–in what area, with what weapon. What the serial killer and trophy hunter also share is a compulsion to collect trophies or souvenirs of their killings. The serial killer retains certain body parts and/or other trophies for much the same reason as the big game hunter mounts the head and antlers taken from his prey…as trophies of the chase.”

And, as I put it the last time I addressed the pedophilic serial killer/trophy hunter connection: …the analogy between a trophy hunter and a serial killer has been well established—both are single-minded in their quest for the kill, placing their own perverse desires above the self-interests—indeed, the very lives—of their victims. Both perpetrators like to take souvenirs from their kills, and neither one cares what the rest of the world thinks of their actions.

Cancel Ted Nugent for His Violence Against Animals

While I’m happy to hear that Ted Nugent’s concerts are being cancelled across the country because of his well-documented racist remarks and that the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence has a petition out to get his name off the list of headliners at an Ohio rock show, I’d like to see someone cancel him for his habitual violence against animals and his many blatantly speciesist statements.

Granted, Ted’s just an idiot. But to animals, he’s a dangerous idiot. From Meet the NRA.org, get a load of some of his hateful, illogical statements (presented here in chronological order of their idiotic appearance):


In a March 8, 2010 op-ed for the Washington Times, Nugent mocked high profile individuals who have been killed or injured by animals including, “Steve Irwin, brain-dead hippie grizzly bear neighbors, religious voodoo rattlesnake witch doctors, homosexual Las Vegas lion huggers, and the Orca handlers at Sea World.” Regarding his practice of riding a buffalo on stage during concerts, Nugent said, “I carried a 10mm handgun in my belt during those stage rides, just in case the beast decided to go buffalo on me. A quick 200-grain armor-piercing slug through the back of his head would have made the difference between a momentary increase in entertainment value and a few dozen or more trampled rock fans. I knew this, and I was prepared.”

On July 21, 2011, Nugent tweeted, “HumaneSocietyOfUnitedStates is vile criminal scam liars.”  

On April 14 2012, Ted Nugent signed a plea agreement with federal prosecutors, admitting that he had illegally shot, killed and transported a black bear in southeast Alaska in May 2009 and transported it in violation of the federal Lacey Act. Nugent agreed to a $10,000 fine and a two-year probation. He also agreed to pay Alaska $600 . After signing the agreement, Nugent advised fellow hunters, “ even when you are aghast at a maniac, inexplicable, illogical law, please abide by those laws at all costs .” According to Nugent, his prosecution for killing the black bear was the result of a “ witch hunt” inspired by his political activism. “ We are the people turning up the heat, and that’s why I’m being singled out by certain fish and game agencies and certain U.S. attorneys ,” he stated. Nugent then turned his attention to female Democrats in the House of Representatives…

On September 1, 2012, Nugent tweeted, “Did I mention how insane fun it is slaughtering pigs with machinegunsfrom helicopters? Cleanse the goodearth.”

On November 13, 2012, Nugent tweeted, “Since soulless animal rights fools hate nature I will kill many deer for them.”

In a March 2013 interview with Brett Winterble on Sirius XM radio, Nugent stated, “I took my machine gun in the helicopter—in the Texas hill country—me and my buddy ‘Pigman.’ His name is ‘Pigman’; I’m the swine czar. I killed 455 hogs with my machine gun. I did it for Bill Maher and all those other animal rights freaks out there.”

In a March 18, 2013 interview on a Lynchburg, Virginia talk radio show, Nugent stated, “When you have freaks like Bill Maher and the animal rights freaks, these brain-dead, doped up monsters, these mongers that think that they’re gonna tell Ted Nugent I can’t eat venison. Every time I hear the words ‘animal’ or ‘right’ in the same paragraph I kill more stuff.

In an August 13, 2013 radio interview on “The Mike Huckabee Show,” Nugent spoke about his hunting dog Gonzo, stating, “We literally hunt anywhere between 250 and 300 days a year. And you think Gonzo is good on ducks, you should see him on squirrels and doves and rabbits and woodcock and grouse. He really is a mystical, wonderful hunting dog.”

On October 25, Nugent tweeted, “Weirdos against hunting are against nature herself-pure veison [sic] forever

In a January 14, 2014 op-ed for Newsmax, Nugent asserted, “The whole global warming lie is a giant, international environmental scam and hoax designed to control people by instigating fear and panic. There is no global warming, only hot-air from Al Gore and his gaggles of Woodstock rejects who have made many millions by perpetuating something that just isn’t so.” Contrary to Nugent’s statement, global climate change is a phenomenon that is well-supported by research conducted by agencies such as the National Academy of Sciences, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.”

Oh, and who can forget the bold proclamation he made back on April 14, 2012 during a live interview at the National Rifle Association’s annual meeting , “If Barack Obama becomes the president in November again, I will either be dead or in jail by this time next year…”



Tell the Toledo Blade: Cancel Ted Nugent’s Appearance at your Festival


Ted NugentThe Toledo Blade newspaper is sponsoring a food and music festival in Maumee, Ohio this summer with a scheduled appearance by a known extremist: National Rifle Association board member Ted Nugent.

In addition to being an adamant opponent of sensible gun laws, Nugent regularly makes headlines with his racist, misogynist, and threatening statements. In July 2013, Nugent said “The Black Problem” in America could be solved if African-Americans put their “heart and soul into being honest” and “law-abiding.” On January 17, 2014, he called President Barack Obama a “subhuman mongrel” and “chimpanzee.”1

Mike Mori, the Blade‘s sales director and event director for the Northwest Ohio Rib-Off, has acknowledged the problems with Nugent, saying he “is not a fan of [Nugent’s] politics.” “I wish the guy would just not say the things he does,” said Mori.  He clearly recognizes that the Blade made a bad call in hiring Nugent and seems torn about what to do. A strong show of opposition can sway him towards the right decision.

The Northwest Ohio Rib-Off webpage brags that “nothing goes better with savory BBQ than jamming, rib-bone in hand, to a rocking band.”2 Certainly, nothing goes worse with good food than the virulently racist rhetoric of a man who has no regard for the dignity or rights of others.

Tell the Toledo Blade: Cancel Ted Nugent’s appearance at your festival immediately.

  1. Ted Nugent Profile,” Meet the NRA Leadership website
  2. 31st Northwest Ohio Rib-Off” webpage

Ted Nugent Doubles Down: Native Americans Who Canceled Concerts Are Smelly, Dirty Un-American People (AUDIO)


July 26, 2014

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One would think that Ted Nugent would shut up considering his mouth is the very reason why Native American tribes are pulling the plug on his concerts. But he’s incapable of doing that. Instead, Nugent went on the radio and doubled down on insulting them and anyone else who criticizes him.

During an appearance on “The Lars Larson Show” on Thursday, Nugent repeated the nasty remarks he made earlier in the week when he called his critics, including his latest Native American critics, “unclean vermin” who don’t “qualify as people.”

“I take it as a badge of honor that such unclean vermin are upset by me and my positive energy,” Nugent said earlier this week. “By all indicators, I don’t think they actually qualify as people, but there has always been a lunatic fringe of hateful, rotten, dishonest people that hate happy, successful people.”

“I call them unclean varmints, I’ve actually gone by them and I mean it, they’re hygiene-challenged, they actually stink, they’re dirty people, they’re unclean, they’re bused in to Connecticut and New Jersey and different places to protest a Ted Nugent concert but, Lars, they are so stoned or just brain dead, they actually wear their American Communist Party regalia, they’re not smart enough to take off their identification that they’re not really protesters, they’ve been paid and bussed in.”

Here’s the audio via Right Wing Watch.

The tribes who have canceled Ted Nugent concerts did so precisely because of these kinds of hateful racist tirades that the conservative rocker is known for. In fact, he’s now known more for that than he is for his terrible music.

The Coeur D’ Alene tribe of Worley, Idaho was the first to put the rabid redneck down. In a statement, the tribe said it “has always been about human rights — for decades, we have worked individually and as a Tribe to make sure that each and every person is treated equally and with respect and dignity.”

Then a day after his disgusting remarks, the Puyallup tribe of Tacoma, Washington made the decision to cut ties with Nugent.

The First Amendment gives people the right free speech, but I think racism is intolerable and not acceptable here,” Puyallup Tribal Council Vice President Lawrence W. LaPointe said in a statement. “We’ve been getting lots of complaints from the community and other organizations. I don’t want to take away his right to say what he wants to say, but we don’t need it here.

Despite rejections from Native American tribes, Nugent refuses to stop saying disgusting things about them and others who oppose him. Will more people and venues now boycott Nugent, or will they support him and give him a platform to screech from? Because anyone who willingly associates themselves with Nugent is associating themselves with racism, sexism, and hate. And in the age of social media, that’s a reputation no person or business should want to have following them around.

Ex Guns N’ Roses star Matt Sorum blasts Ted Nugent over hunting photo post


Former Guns N’ Roses star Matt Sorum has taken aim at fellow rocker Ted Nugent for68439_10151399495155861_1116657731_n his pro-hunting remarks.

Animal lover Sorum took offence to a photo he spotted of smiling Nugent standing next to a pre-teen boy who had just killed a groundhog, and took to Twitter.com to lash out at the Cat Scratch Fever hitmaker over the weekend.

The drummer wrote, “Hey @tednugent u are a sick individual, u are smiling too much for killing this animal. Something wrong w u (with you), poor kid.”

Nugent has made a name for himself protecting the rights of hunters, insisting they are vital to manage wildlife.

In an interview earlier this year, he attacked animal-rights activists opposed to hunting and killing, calling them “numb-nuts”.

Sorum is currently spearheading the International Fund For Animal Welfare’s campaign for elephant conservation, and last month wrote an open letter to his fellow musicians urging them to support a new U.S. strategy for minimizing America’s role in global elephant poaching.