Poor Zimbabwe: bastard hunter has killed Cecil the lion.

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Re: Poor Zimbabwe: bastard hunter has killed Cecil the lion

Post by Anchor Moy » Wed Jul 29, 2015 3:21 pm

All this is so predictable. Now we're supposed to feel sorry for the poor hunter because he didn't realise that it was the famous "Cecil the lion" that he had killed.
If it was any other old lion then nobody would give a shit on social media. "Hunter kills lion" is not news, whereas "Who killed Cecil the lion?" has got the planet twittering and sharing what a bastard this guy is. He could have killed a thousand other lions and nobody would have said squat. Cecil was also one of the few lions wearing a tracking collar, making his death particularly easy to trace.
The irony of all this is that perhaps Cecil's death has been good for Zimbabwe conservation, and maybe the hunting situation in general. There is so much discussion on this, just because this lion was called Cecil and he was "special". :good:
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Re: Poor Zimbabwe: bastard hunter has killed Cecil the lion

Post by StroppyChops » Wed Jul 29, 2015 3:25 pm

^ I think people would be upset if he'd killed a thousand other lions.
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Re: Poor Zimbabwe: bastard hunter has killed Cecil the lion

Post by Anchor Moy » Wed Jul 29, 2015 3:41 pm

StroppyChops wrote:^ I think people would be upset if he'd killed a thousand other lions.
Slight hyberbole sorry; let's reduce that to half a dozen or so. (i'm guessing.)
But as far as I can make out, this guy goes around the planet killing things and posting them on FB. He has even been arrested for illegal killing/poaching.
My point is that nobody gave a shit before he killed a lion with a name.
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That's Palmer on the left. He posted this on FB. This lion is not called Cecil. Where was the outrage ?
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Re: Poor Zimbabwe: bastard hunter has killed Cecil the lion

Post by StroppyChops » Wed Jul 29, 2015 4:29 pm

^ What's that lion called?
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Re: Poor Zimbabwe: bastard hunter has killed Cecil the lion

Post by Anchor Moy » Wed Jul 29, 2015 4:51 pm

StroppyChops wrote:^ What's that lion called?
Justin Othatrofee :facepalm:
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Re: Poor Zimbabwe: bastard hunter has killed Cecil the lion

Post by vladimir » Wed Jul 29, 2015 5:15 pm

Can't we send him to Syria?
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Re: Poor Zimbabwe: bastard hunter has killed Cecil the lion

Post by hanno » Wed Jul 29, 2015 5:18 pm

I think what really got people upset is that the lion was coaxed out of the protected area but this actually quite common. Probably a reason most/all national parks in South Africa are fenced.
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Re: Poor Zimbabwe: bastard hunter has killed Cecil the lion

Post by vladimir » Wed Jul 29, 2015 5:26 pm

Arsehole shot it with a bow, couldn't even get that right, then they tracked a wounded animal for days...and shot it. How brave.

I wish this cunt had been in the Twin Towers.
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Re: Poor Zimbabwe: bastard hunter has killed Cecil the lion

Post by hanno » Wed Jul 29, 2015 5:31 pm

vladimir wrote:Arsehole shot it with a bow, couldn't even get that right, then they tracked a wounded animal for days...and shot it. How brave.

I wish this cunt had been in the Twin Towers.
I am pretty sure he tracked bugger-all; that was the hired help.
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Re: Poor Zimbabwe: bastard hunter has killed Cecil the lion

Post by StroppyChops » Wed Jul 29, 2015 6:26 pm

Anchor Moy wrote:
StroppyChops wrote:^ What's that lion called?
Justin Othatrofee :facepalm:
That's an odd name for a lion.
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