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American Game Hunter Kills Giraffe and Sparks Controversy

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posted on Jul, 3 2018 @ 11:03 AM
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a reply to: intrepid

The days of proving yourself a great hunter are over it's not hard to track or kill anything anymore .




posted on Jul, 3 2018 @ 11:03 AM
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Manufacturing outrage is really looking to be the next big industry. Anyone know of a mutual fund or basket I could invest in to get some returns on this?

This industry is going to boom. With reduced attention spans lasting minutes, long term memory barely able to surpass a week and the need for daily outrage. These factories will be having to run 3 shifts, 7 days a week to keep churning out those daily outrages for the social media elite.



posted on Jul, 3 2018 @ 11:04 AM
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That pelt can make an entire bedroom or dinette set of furniture coverings. I know I would certainly make a rug and hopefully some chair cushions from it.


  • completely legal
  • humanely euthanized
  • actually helps the breeding population
  • meat was shared with locals and not wasted


I would love to see the rug or furniture made from the pelt. Actually, I would even buy some square yardage iffin she is offering it for sale....

This was a good legit hunt which fed dozens and ensured the perpetuation of the species as the non breeding bull had himself already murdered three younger breeding age bull. The truth is, killing this giraffe has actually helped the numbers thrive in the area. She is quite a Steward of wilife for doing so imo.

She has done more to save giraffe in the area than any fake ass morally outraged hypocrites and their irrational ranting could ever hope to achieve. She literally made a direct impact with her own hands on helping the local giraffe population for the future.



posted on Jul, 3 2018 @ 11:04 AM
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Until mankind learns to live by natural law, nothing will change.

"As long as there are slaughterhouses, there will be battlefields"
Leo Tolstoy

"Nothing will benefit health or increase chances of survival on earth as the evolution to a vegetarian diet."
Albert Einstein



posted on Jul, 3 2018 @ 11:04 AM
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a reply to: oldcarpy

Buy land and put them on a sanctuary and guard them with your life against poachers. Wonder how much land in Africa the resistance movement could have bought by now.



posted on Jul, 3 2018 @ 11:06 AM
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originally posted by: Gargoyle91
a reply to: intrepid

The days of proving yourself a great hunter are over...


You haven't been to a dance club lately have you.



posted on Jul, 3 2018 @ 11:06 AM
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I find it hilarious people get more outrage out of an animal being killed that happened over 1000 miles away. Then when someone dies in the same area they live in and are completely unphased by it. Truly remarkable people put animal lives above their own.
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posted on Jul, 3 2018 @ 11:06 AM
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a reply to: intrepid

LoL



posted on Jul, 3 2018 @ 11:08 AM
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Oh the outrage....
Meh...



posted on Jul, 3 2018 @ 11:08 AM
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originally posted by: CosmicAwakening
Until mankind learns to live by natural law, nothing will change.


Evolution IS natural law. Survival of the fittest. That's why we are the top of the food chain. Giraffes will survive us or not. That's nature.

As to the vegan tripe...whatever.



posted on Jul, 3 2018 @ 11:09 AM
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Same debate that goes on in the US all the time. (in my state, too)
I feel like an internet troll posting this, and I'm sure many disagree about hunting "in this day and age".
Hunting here, though, is a big part of my heritage.

Who funds the most conservation efforts in my state?
hunters.
Who are the most environmentally educated in my state?
hunters.
Who volunteers the most hours for wildlife in my state?
hunters.
Who helps apprehend the most poachers in my state?
hunters.
Who helps manage the wildlife population the most in my state?
hunters.
Who leaves the least amount of trash, etc., after camping in my state?
hands down, hunters.

Ya, bagging a giraffe and posting it may not be the best idea, but really it's just another big game animal.
There are entire agencies dedicated to managing wildlife in their area.
They are the ones that decide when the population is healthy enough to issue a license to take an animal.
So, she's a hunter, and proud of it. So what? She did use the meat, shot a perhaps over the hill bull, and improved the overall health of the herd. If she were "just a trophy hunter" she would have killed the biggest bull she could find in its prime. You may argue, she shouldn't kill one at all, but props to her for taking an appropriate animal.
Seriously, get over it.



posted on Jul, 3 2018 @ 11:10 AM
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originally posted by: Gargoyle91
a reply to: intrepid

The days of proving yourself a great hunter are over it's not hard to track or kill anything anymore .


Says someone who has clearly never been hunting lol

Comes elk hunting sometime for a week in idaho w me, and that's after I've scouted for months beforehand
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posted on Jul, 3 2018 @ 11:10 AM
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originally posted by: gortex

rare black giraffe





So, what do you, my somewhat dysfunctional ATS family, have to say about this?

Big game hunting is a perverse hangover from the days of colonialism , excuses like they supply meat to poor villagers and help ailing nations economies ring hollow in the face of the lost habitat and dwindling numbers of these magnificent creatures.

The picture makes my blood boil.
Sick.


What is driving their lost habitat?

Thats the question that once answered, highlights our lack of right to outrage. Africa is the quickest growing economy and population in the world, and is going to need land to house its people and grow its food. Meanwhile, elephants and other migratory grazers trample through fields and villages.

Do you have a solution that doesn't ring hollow?



posted on Jul, 3 2018 @ 11:11 AM
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a reply to: DexterRiley

#Harambe

Never forget



posted on Jul, 3 2018 @ 11:12 AM
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originally posted by: Edumakated

originally posted by: spacedoubt
Culling the herd, yeah sure ok.
Killing the bully bull that could no longer reproduce, sure ok.
Meat for the villagers, ok good.

positioning the carcass, and posing with it while grinning....Very very weird.
It just strikes me as weird.


But a fisherman holding up his catch is ok? A deer hunter posing with a buck ok? Or is it because the only exposure to giraffe westerners have is at a zoo and we personalize them like Geoffrey from Toys R Us?


No.
Posing with dead animals strikes me as a weird thing to do.
Fish, duck, Deer, whatever.
I grew up around it, it's not foreign concept to me.
I just always thought it was odd, and disrespectful to the animal.



posted on Jul, 3 2018 @ 11:12 AM
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a reply to: spacedoubt

Im not one for pictures in general. But if i plopped down 6 figures to hunt an animal that i can't really import into my home country, i'd probably want to at least have a photo.



posted on Jul, 3 2018 @ 11:12 AM
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I have never been a fan of big game hunting. It's just something I would never do.

But having said that, the animal is not endangered and the meat was not wasted. Those two check boxes clear it for me.



posted on Jul, 3 2018 @ 11:13 AM
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originally posted by: spacedoubt

I just always thought it was odd, and disrespectful to the animal.


This I don't disagree with.

Hunting, for me, is matter of fact. Its food.



posted on Jul, 3 2018 @ 11:14 AM
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originally posted by: spacedoubt

originally posted by: Edumakated

originally posted by: spacedoubt
Culling the herd, yeah sure ok.
Killing the bully bull that could no longer reproduce, sure ok.
Meat for the villagers, ok good.

positioning the carcass, and posing with it while grinning....Very very weird.
It just strikes me as weird.


But a fisherman holding up his catch is ok? A deer hunter posing with a buck ok? Or is it because the only exposure to giraffe westerners have is at a zoo and we personalize them like Geoffrey from Toys R Us?


No.
Posing with dead animals strikes me as a weird thing to do.
Fish, duck, Deer, whatever.
I grew up around it, it's not foreign concept to me.
I just always thought it was odd, and disrespectful to the animal.


Weird maybe..... But not an arbiter of morality

That's not am attack, just an observation



posted on Jul, 3 2018 @ 11:15 AM
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originally posted by: spacedoubt

originally posted by: Edumakated

originally posted by: spacedoubt
Culling the herd, yeah sure ok.
Killing the bully bull that could no longer reproduce, sure ok.
Meat for the villagers, ok good.

positioning the carcass, and posing with it while grinning....Very very weird.
It just strikes me as weird.


But a fisherman holding up his catch is ok? A deer hunter posing with a buck ok? Or is it because the only exposure to giraffe westerners have is at a zoo and we personalize them like Geoffrey from Toys R Us?


No.
Posing with dead animals strikes me as a weird thing to do.
Fish, duck, Deer, whatever.
I grew up around it, it's not foreign concept to me.
I just always thought it was odd, and disrespectful to the animal.



I'm with you on this one. I never understood the whole trophy hunter lifestyle.
I've shot multiple deer in my days and never a buck. I wanted to eat the thing not nail its head to a wall.
I also contribute to ducks unlimited but have never shot a duck in my life.



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