L=Lion-speaks tonight. one night only.


Let me hear you  ROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAR!

 The Lion- King of the animals.

I would like to point out what happens to a lion when a human uses it as a toy. I will use this example of my child’s favourite and retired best friend Mr Lion as evidence and as some kind of metaphor to ponder on.

I would show you a before picture but he is extinct. I’m not joking. The company who I bought ‘Mr Lion’ from have stopped making the one lion my daughter adores. These  graphics are  disturbing. Please look away now if you hate to see an animal harmed.

 

 HERE IS THE ORIGINAL LION BEFORE THE HUMAN CHILD GOT STARTED MESSING ABOUT WITH HIM

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We all read the news, watch it. I’m kind of assuming most of you have heard of Cecil the lion ? A protected Lion who got killed by that dentist –Walter Palmer? 

Try and read this without your  triggering your rage button

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LION POSSIBLY HAD A WEEKEND OFF AND THEN IT IS BACK TO BUSINESS. BACK TO BEING POACHED

It is legal in most countries to kill a lion or any other animal as long as you have a permit and a licence.

 It is legal to lure  an animal/ lion like Cecil from his protected home to kill him/her. 

It is legal  to kill a lion or other animal who has a radio transmitter collar

One lion out of how many?

It is estimated that there are only 30 000 Lions left in the world. I thought there was like a million.

Every other week there is a new picture on social media and in the news  of some proud fucked up moron posing with his/her rifle and dead animal prize.

If you had to ask me what my most favourite super power would be right now, I would say voodoo.

So what’s and who is driving this trade of TROPHY KILLING?

The Safari club international.   –

“is the leading voice in the fight to protect our freedom to hunt, both in the United States and internationally”

https://www.showsci.org/about/

They are the organisation who protect the hunters vital role in hunting rights.  They cover up their murdering of millions of animal under the guise of conservation and education.

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Full Definition of conservation

  1. 1:  a careful preservation and protection of something; especially :  planned management of a natural resource to prevent exploitation, destruction, or neglect

  2. 2:  the preservation of a physical quantity during transformations or reactions

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/conservation

S0, their mission statement is based on the idea that people paying to  kill animals will under write wild life conservation .

It doesn’t take a lot of using the grey matter in our heads to see that by encouraging people to hunt big animals, like the lion, does nothing but endanger these species.

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Look at it this way:

how many points would you get killing a fish?

How many points and kudos  would you get  killing the king of all animals?

So today my name is Sully(by name and nature) .

My Pa got me into hunting at a young age.I felt a sense of camarderie  .

He introduced me to the SCI and every time I killed I got more and more of a buzz.

The Safari club international is worth billions of dollars. People pay thousands to be a part of this camaraderie to hunt and kill

Sully, see’s an advert  on the SCI   magazine.

WORLD HUNTING AWARD – kill 250 animal species and you will get this award.

Sully, (me ) thinks – wicked! I’ve already killed over 150 species – 100 more and  I will be glorified for it. 

I quit my job and dedicate my time to my hobby.

6 months later,

I receive a special ring made of semi precious stones and diamonds. I am given a glitzy event in honour of my name, pictures are  taken, hands  shook. I’ve  become a celebrity in the hunting world.  People want to learn my hunting techniques.

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I’m now as famous as Walter Palmer. So what if he was struck off the SCI membership  list for killing Cecil. He  is now a member again because the person that got the rap for killing Cecil was his guide!

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Yup, you read that right. Well, it is Zimbabwe where it occurred. Not exactly a country known for their humanness towards even their own people.

I’m  impressed.  (Sully) – I want to know more about Walter Palmer’s agenda

“What is all this about?”

I hear that their is a new trophy award for killing what is known around the world as the ‘big five’ -all found in South Africa.

  • Lion

  • Southern white Rhino

  • Cape town buffalo

  • Elephant

  • Leopard

I start chatting with another SCI member and I hear about this conference being held in Las Vegas..

I end up going.

I go back home inspired and full of passion. I’ve been given tips on how t o ‘Plan and design’ my trophy room .

 

I loved the session of ‘my first African safari’ – I’m  off to the trophy killing ,safari clothing store to buy my gear.

SULLY ,IS HUNTER (pounds his fist to his chest).

I’m going to kill a lion the exact way Walter killed Cecil. I’m going to get my bow and arrow, aim and shoot, leave him to suffer over night and then in the morning like a boss I am going to kill him..  -Oh and I’m going to cut off his head. I need to make sure that the logistics part  of getting his head back home is in place…. 

What was that  taxidermists number that Chris  cock- face  gave me?

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People like the humane animal society have tried to to toughen up laws and permits. They have tried to get hunters to prove that the animals they want to import are already a healthy population of species.

The humane society demanded that people who use money to hunt do so for a reason that serves wild life and true conservation.  Although this never happened in Walter Palmers case.

 I do applaud airlines like Air France who refuse to import or export a poached animals.

Back to Sully.

Sully is now in Africa. kitted out,ready to “hunt” just for kicks. His cog wheel in his brain starts turning

“I don’t want to hunt some pussy female. I want to fight a male. It’s all about me and my equal. I am a man he is a man – Survival of the fittest. My genes and sperm and livelihood is more important than yours.”

HOW DOES THIS AFFECT THE LIONS ENVIRONMENTAL STRUCTURE?

 I, Sully kills the leader of the  pack. A new leader is needed pronto. Male cubs fight for the prize ,killing each other to be the number one new king. This does not bode well for the social dynamics of the lions. We have legal and illegal poachers killing   our lion and then the pack is forced to turn each other.

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WELL ONE OF US IS WORTH IT

 

It’s kind of a  no brainer.

Africa relies on the eco tourism and hunting trade to bring in revenue to the country. The debate is you can’t have both running along side.  If all the big, exciting animals are hunted and killed there will be no  incentive for people to travel to Africa. All they will need to do is watch a documentary to get the same effect.

So what is the solution?

We can let a few elite hunters pay off African countries under the guise of boosting their economy.  This seems like a quick fix .

It is.

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The solution I am pro for is educate Africa about how eco tourism in the long term can boost the economy for these countries.  How will this kind of tourism look like.

Picture a big animal.

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A camera

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and possibly a flash.

Shoot with your camera.

End of story!

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14 thoughts on “L=Lion-speaks tonight. one night only.

  1. I hate the idea of hunting as well. Have you ever seen the show or read the book Zoo by James Patterson? I think you’d like it! It’s about animals attacking humans due to being hunted for so long!

    Also, this post reminded me of this ridiculous article I read once that was so hypocritical! It was about people hunting rhinos somewhere in order to save them! Like, what?! That makes no sense!

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      • I have a habit of doing that with books too – so you are not alone on that one. Me and the hubby to be keep meaning to trial with netflix -there are so many cool documentaries on their that I want to watch. I love Nina Simone and they have a really cool documentary about it

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  2. Totally agree, Daisy! I confess, my rage button triggered right away. This trophy hunting bullshit, and the plethora of photos that flood social media of these morons who participate, just makes me see red. I just don’t understand it.
    I’m with you, mate. All you need is a camera. I don’t need to tell you – There’s nothing in this world quite like the thrill of watching these animals in the wild. It’s awe-inspiring!

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