Yes , he practices murder in an ethical manner, go figure.
And while we’re on the subject, he slaughtered other “big game” animals as well. You’d think that a rich guy with money to burn would just go to Vegas, take in some shows and gamble to his heart’s content. Why trek through the African wild while paid beaters drive the animal right into your sites so you can kill and skin it? Or you could use Ted Nugent’s lame excuse about thinning the animals because nature will do it anyway so what the hell. Trophy hunting should be banned IMO before we humans drive endangered species into extinction.
Las Vegas and gambling would be considered to be “common” and dull by big game hunter types. They’d rather go out and show the world how “brave” and “tough” they are to kill big game, and the trophies are proof.
The dark side of human intelligence. Greed and vanity.
Why is a bulls-eye on a target 200 yards away any less demonstration of skill or courage? Why is an Olympic medal less valuable that a trophy from killing a animal, basically from the window of your car?
Is proof of being able to kill an animal from 200 yrds, proof of skill? Hell no, any asshole with a gun can kill anything, including humans, which also seems to have become a preferred recreational activity.
Actually the dentist was using a crossbow. The lion didn’t die with the first hit, which is why the lion had to be tracked for miles until the brave white hunter could get a better shot at the injured lion and kill him with an additional barrage of arrows. He is no better than wild animal poachers.
Yeah, I heard that when Palmer first shot Cecil, it was getting dark, so they waited until the next day to hunt him down, finish him off, try to hide the tracking device that Cecil was wearing, skin him, and cut off his head.
And if you haven’t heard, now a poacher has killed Cecil’s brother, Jericho. For real. No fairy tale.
I may have jumped the gun. It may be that it was another lion and not Jericho that the poacher’s murdered.
Does it matter? It was another illegally killed lion to massage some idiot’s ego.