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Originally posted by SilentE
Inhumane acts like this are becoming more and more frequent.
Not a good sign.
Wtf is wrong with humanity!?
I'd like to 'hunt' this family. My walls could do with some decorations.
Originally posted by Biigs
id need one damn tall celing in my house to frame a girraffe neck and head plaque, so on that premise alone hunting them sounds totally stupid.
The fact that are just big horses and that eat leaves, hardly a prize kill..... Leave em alone already!
edit on 17-1-2012 by Biigs because: horric typing
Originally posted by mileysubet
Originally posted by FeatheredSerpent
Opened up my paper this morning and came across this-
A FAMILY poses for a happy holiday snap - standing proudly beside the giraffe they have just shot dead for sport. Tourists like these are paying tens of thousands of pounds to legally hunt giraffe, the elegant, gentle giants of the animal kingdom. Many take the animals' heads home as a sick trophy of their African "adventure".
They call shooting these gentle giants hunting?disgraceful!and then they pose for pictures with the dead animal
Ive handfed these with my children at the local zoo,will be an experience i will never forget.
Regards to alledit on 30/09/10 by FeatheredSerpent because: (no reason given)edit on 30/09/10 by FeatheredSerpent because: (no reason given)edit on 30/09/10 by FeatheredSerpent because: (no reason given)
Seems like you are imposing your feelings and experiences on a wild animal.
You may not hunt them, but obviously some people do.
You fed "food" to a trained animal at zoo, that in its self I consider to be an atrocity as I do not believe such a beautiful creature belongs behind bars for your amusement.
So the question comes down to:
1. Is killing a free range animal for food/trophy as I am sure the meat didn't go to waste, either the hunter took it or the natives did.
2. Or feeding an animal food kept behind bars for your amusement?
Originally posted by mileysubet
Originally posted by jude11
A prime example of not having their priorities straight:
Rhino and other animals have been saved through conservation and the most money for conservation is generated from hunting."
I've heard that some will pay up to $100,000 to hunt humans. Maybe that's what should happen to these hunters. Put them in the scope of a rifle.
That will generate enough to help protect the innocent and helpless animals and rid the World of scum like these "Humans."
edit on 17-1-2012 by jude11 because: (no reason given)
Humans do hunt humans.
For much less than 100,000.00 even. Often they will rob you of your wallet that has just a few dollars in it. You might even get luck and they don't kill you and your friend that is with you...
Originally posted by Navieko
I could give a s#it if the animal was eaten afterwards or not. Did they need to kill it? Was it a matter of survival? Of course not! The disgraceful people travelled all the way to Africa in order to kill a Giraffe purely for their enjoyment. It's their intent that makes them more of an animal, deserving of punishment -- more than that Giraffe -- and they'll pay for it in this life or the next. No escaping Karma.
Originally posted by Darce
Hunting is definitely not for everyone. People derive pleasure and fulfillment from many endeavors. To each their own right?
Let's not be so judgmental about what hunters do. Killing is only natural here on planet Earth. Animals are a natural resource which are a benefit to many when their consumption is regulated. The article mentions the regulations in South Africa. As for rampant poaching for profit throughout the rest of Africa, well that's not hunting that's a business.
So, let's make ourselves physically ill over what humans are doing to other humans, not the idea that some people enjoy killing--(wild animals).edit on 17/1/12 by Darce because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by KilrathiLG
reply to post by Wrabbit2000
yeah but id much rather be trying to shoot a giraffe and have it get angry then a buffalo down in hotsprings montana last year a german tried just walking up to a buffalo to take its photos well the buffalo was highly offended by his presence and the poor german thought it was a large cow and didnt take proper precautions so he was gored to death infront of his family (and they didnt kill the buffalo for doing it)if your gonna hunt something for "sport" make sure its something that has at least a 40-50% chance of killing you but in all fairness if nature does it we should be able to do it too www.youtube.com... i guess that was the first time they ever managed to capture lions hunting a giraffe on camera long (7 minute video) but still kinda interesting feel kinda bad for dudes kids though they seemed upset
Originally posted by LongbottomLeaf
reply to post by FeatheredSerpent
There is no sport what so ever in rifle hunting. Its easy too easy, I've moved onto hand crafting my own arrows for my hand crafted bow.
Originally posted by I See You
I'm a hunter and love the sport....I take my trophies and eat the meat. How many animals are slaughtered every day for you? Just because they were not hunted does not make it right...How many cattle,chickens,turkey's..etc...? How can some of you say such bad things about hunting when you're just as bad when you go to the grocery store for your meat? Hypocrites...