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Hunter poses with dead giraffe

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posted on Apr, 15 2015 @ 05:58 PM
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Interesting that she is a bow hunter. That takes a bit more skill IMO.

As long as she didn't break any laws I have no problem with it. Even better since a village was fed.

It isn't something I am interested in doing but to each his own although I can imagine how she feels from all the hate because I like to sport fish and have had a few encounters with those types that have bleeding hearts for fish. I thought they were the nuts.




posted on Apr, 15 2015 @ 06:05 PM
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Bob Parsons is another one of those so called village helpers.

Thank god that elephant was served for dinner too. Look him up. CEO of Godaddy.

We arent talking fish or deer here. We are talking about killing animals that wont exist on earth in short order.



posted on Apr, 15 2015 @ 06:14 PM
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a reply to: newWorldSamurai

What the heck?!?!



EDIT:

I am to understand that there exist a justification for the kill.

But I still find the selfies of really bad taste.



posted on Apr, 15 2015 @ 06:22 PM
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Worst photo is her lying down near the animal and smiling :-/

Going by the 2nd link she has killed most things with a bow including lions

If your going to eat the animal then I'm ok with hunting but killing just for the sake of it is pretty pathetic

She's running out of animals to kill now perhaps in the future JCVD might be running away from her

Perhaps a future animal might get the better on her



posted on Apr, 15 2015 @ 06:22 PM
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I watched a show a few nights ago.
I think it was filmed at the Houston Zoo?

A giraffe was getting ready to give birth. They are pregnant for 13 months!

Anyway, it was really fascinating to watch. It took a little over an hour (I think) after labor began to deliver.
Baby giraffes fall about 6 feet to the ground when they are finally expelled...
The part that I found really cool was that each giraffe's spots are unique to them and they (the spots) are used for identification. They (the zookeeps) kept remarking about the little one's ears and I suppose that feature is unique to each as well.
Anyway, useless information I'm sure but, it was really really cool!

If the giraffe was weak, maybe it isn't a good idea to eat it. Maybe there's the potential that it was diseased?
I suppose if you are hungry though....



posted on Apr, 15 2015 @ 06:33 PM
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What the heck? Did you even look at the photo or read the accompanying article?
She's a bow hunter. Have you ever attempted to hunt with a bow?
The giraffe was old and had been driven from the herd so he was made into a resource for the entire village.
Would it have been better, more humane, to let the poor old fellow wander off and die on his own and the nutrition his body supplied to the people of the village left for scavengers?
I declare that common sense is gone from the small minds created by today's education system. The people of the village pointed out this critter and asked her to slay it for them. Had she taken it away and had it stuffed to show off to her friends, there might have been cause for criticism but since she didn't .....somehow taking a picture of her kill made her a very bad woman. Please pass the duct tape, my head is about to explode.



posted on Apr, 15 2015 @ 06:38 PM
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originally posted by: diggindirt
The giraffe was old and had been driven from the herd so he was made into a resource for the entire village.


But she smiles with such glee! What the heck?!



posted on Apr, 15 2015 @ 06:40 PM
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Ya we get the whole village story, do you buy that they needed this 'huntress' to do the dirty work for them?

Common sense would dictate if they needed it, they would have needed it before and done so with out her services.
It is the glee and joy that she shows that people have issues with. To me it looks like she did it just for the kill, the 'helping" was secondary.
Pose next to village potluck and people probably would not have cared so much.
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posted on Apr, 15 2015 @ 06:42 PM
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Anyone who enjoys the taking of life as sport is disgusting.

It would be fitting to see her hunted one day, with a picture of the predator sitting smiling next to her lifeless corpse. You can give her organs to those who would need them, of course. Perhaps her pretty head on the wall as a trophy.

What's good for the goose..



posted on Apr, 15 2015 @ 07:13 PM
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Most of the times the meat goes to the local tribes.

Have you seen the elephant, jaguar, Panther,cheetah hunters?
You keep the head and they get the meat.

Try packing a ton of elephant meat onto a plane from Africa.
Not gonna happen.
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posted on Apr, 15 2015 @ 07:47 PM
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a reply to: newWorldSamurai

She shot a giraffe with a bow and arrow . Oh good shot . Call me when she shoots the dick of a bee at 200 paces .



posted on Apr, 15 2015 @ 08:32 PM
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A good kill is reason for joy. It shows respect for the animal who is about to feed some lucky folks. It isn't a concept that is easy to explain to people who have never hunted.
I never hunted with a bow simply because my skill level was so low that I would be more likely to maim an animal, not a good kill.
On the issue of "sport" or "trophy" hunting....I don't get it at all. In my world it is to put meat on the table.



posted on Apr, 15 2015 @ 08:40 PM
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a reply to: newWorldSamurai

How about shooting with a camera and mounting that great photo on your walls, the Giraffe should have kicked that rich bitch in the head killing her in self defence.



posted on Apr, 15 2015 @ 08:42 PM
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a reply to: diggindirt

That is exactly why these high profile trophy hunters have adopted the "feed the villagers" posture. It is an attempt to appear other than they are. Big and rare game trophy killers.



posted on Apr, 15 2015 @ 08:48 PM
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I am all for subsistence hunting to feed your own family and those who may be in need. It would appear that is the case here. However, I am not for hunting for sport. Especially majestic creatures like giraffes. I guess to each his own but it does make me a little sad when I see things like this.



posted on Apr, 15 2015 @ 08:55 PM
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It was an upsetting photo, but after reading this:

www.msn.com...
In response to the uproar over the photo, Francis sent an official statement to the website HuntingLife.com. She explained that she had shot the giraffe in the photograph five years ago after realizing it was too old and sick to survive in the wild.
“He had been kicked out of the herd by a younger and stronger bull,” Francis told the website. “He was past his breeding years and very close to death. They asked me if I would preserve this giraffe by providing all the locals with food and other means of survival. He was inevitably going to die soon and he could either be wasted or utilized by the local people. I chose to honor his life by providing others with his uses and I do not regret it for one second.”

Francis added that the locals used the giraffe’s corpse for meat after the photograph was taken. “They also took his tail to make jewelry, his bones to make other things, and did not waste a single part of him,” she wrote. “I am grateful to be a part of something so good.”

I guess its not as bad as it looks.



posted on Apr, 15 2015 @ 09:04 PM
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How much hunting skill does it take to kill a giraffe? They can't exactly hide too well.

Poor giraffe.



posted on Apr, 15 2015 @ 09:05 PM
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a reply to: defcon5

A retranslation...

We were bird watching in Africa and saw this older socially admonished animal. Since the villagers were unable to kill him themselves, we paid thousands of dollars to put him out of his misery from the back of a Range Rover. The herds are now stronger and healthier without this old bag of a giraffe and the villagers ate and lived happier ever after.
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edit on 15-4-2015 by smirkley because: (no reason given)



posted on Apr, 15 2015 @ 09:08 PM
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I guess its not as bad as it looks


I didn't think for a second that it was. It isn't like anyone can just go to Africa and start killing things indiscriminately that would be called poaching and is illegal. No sane person would post photos of them doing it either.

Make no mistake there are some monstrous people in this world they are quick to judge things with little to no investigation into matters and will wish some of the most horrible things upon you in their ignorance.



posted on Apr, 15 2015 @ 09:14 PM
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I like hunting, and I wouldn't deny that village food, but isn't there any less unique animals to kill?

I'd hate to see the world lose something as incredible as giraffes, just because humans suck at moderation. In the age of narcissism the need to belong to the "selfie with a dead giraffe" club could get out of hand.




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