Cecil the lion death backlash still raging against Minnesota dentist; legal fallout uncertain
By Tad Vezner
Posted: 07/29/2015 12:01:00 AM CDT twincities.com
During a nighttime hunt in early July, Palmer and his guides tied a dead animal to a car, luring Cecil out of Hwange National Park, according to Zimbabwe conservation officials.
Palmer, 55, used a bow and arrow to shoot the lion on private land. Tracking data from the lion’s GPS collar show it survived for about 40 hours before it was shot and killed with a rifle. Palmer has admitted to killing the lion but said he believed everything about the hunt was legal, and that he was simply following the directions of his guides. ..”
Good Question: Why Are We So Passionate About Animals? July 29, 2015 10:27 PM
“Researchers also point out that when humans are crime victims, people don’t often see photos or videos right away. When animals are victims, those images are more common and can resonate with us. “
What’s the verdict, you think the dentist had the “right” to kill the Lion-yes or no?
Value of Life?
carey-lodge Carey Lodge Christian Today Journalist Published 30 July 2015 christiantoday.com
“…”ISIS kills hundreds of Christian woman and children and nobody bats an eye. A dentist kills a lion and everybody freaks out,” one meme, shared over 8,000 times on Facebook, read, to murmurs of agreement from the moral cavalry.
The problem with this argument is that it suggests there is a hierarchy of things we’re allowed to be upset about and no two causes can occupy the same amount of space. That in condemning Cecil’s death, we are implicitly condoning the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Iraqis, the normalisation of abortion, global poverty… fill in your own blank.
Isn’t it ironic that this whole “Cecil the lion” that was killed by a hunter social media explosion happened almost the same time as this “Planned Parenthood” corruption leaked out?…
Jul. 29, 2015, 3:36 PM businessinsider.com
“..In a tweet on Tuesday, the GOP presidential candidate asked why there was a lack of outrage at the organization. It has come under fire after the release of controversial videos that show a Planned Parenthood executive discussing using aborted fetuses for research. Rubio connected it to “all this outrage over a dead lion.”
Do you think the “media” (funded by corporate America with political biased stances) played this?
Hunters fight back after Cecil the lion killing AFP
By Stephanie Findlay
9 hours ago (July 30th 2015)news.yahoo.com/
“…”It’s a different ball game altogether in Africa because the social benefits from hunting are huge.”
Zimbabwe issues an annual quota approved by CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) for the number of lions that can be hunted — not usually more than 30, according to Fundira.
A hunter must have a permit, must only hunt in daylight, on private land, or approved state land, and be accompanied by a park ranger. No hunting is allowed in national reserves.
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Profesional hunter Tavi Fragoso (R) and an employee …
Profesional hunter Tavi Fragoso (R) and an employee of Iwamanzi Game Reserve load the carcass of a h …
Usually, a lion hunt costs from $60,000 to $120,000 (55,000 to 110,000 euros) and takes place over seven to 21 days. Under certain conditions, bait is allowed.
The weapon of choice is a rifle, but a select few pay a premium for a bow and arrow kill.
“You pay an extra $3,000 to hunt using a bow and arrow,” Fundira explained, adding that such hunts were “extremely exceptional”.
Cecil was allegedly lured from a national reserve outside regular hours and shot with a bow and arrow.
It is unclear whether the hunter, American dentist Walter Palmer, had all the necessary permits.
Hunting fees are meant to be ploughed back into maintenance of the land and to pay local staff, though transparency is often poor.