Surprised no one has posted this before..

Started Nov 17, 2013 | Discussions thread
Brian
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Re: Surprised no one has posted this before..
In reply to JamesMortimer, Nov 17, 2013

So I am pretty neutral on this type of killing.  The lion isn't about to go extinct any time.  I am more concerned about the habitat being reduced. there are plenty of them where the antelope play.  Realistically game management is an important part of maintaining balance in that region.  Keeping the number of lions in check means that they are less likely to rely on humans for their sustenance.

There are tens of thousands of hunters that go to southern Africa for the hunt.  Why is she getting singled out?  I love how an online petition was started and got 13,000 signatures.  I bet that there weren't more than a 100 of those signatures from South Africa.

As long as they aren't going for endangered animals, I figure the animal population specialists in that part of the world know far more about that subject than I.

JamesMortimer wrote:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2508209/Winchester-Deadly-Passion-presenter-Melissa-Bachman-sparks-outrage-posing-lion-shot-dead.html

"Self-styled 'hardcore huntress' sparks outrage after posting picture of herself with male lion she shot dead on Twitter as thousands sign petition to ban her from South Africa

Melissa Bachman presents a series called Winchester Deadly Passion about hunting

The 'hardcore huntress' posted a picture of herself with a lion she killed on Twitter

The reaction was immediate condemnation

A petition to prevent her from returning to South Africa, where she shot the lion, has been signed more than 13,000 times"

What a beautiful animal, gone forever (that one is), just so she can prove she has big meaty flaps (the equivalent to big balls on a man)

And it's not anything like the only one she's killed - she is vermin.

Hopefully someone will take a shot at her when she gets back home.

"Signatory Richard Robinson wrote, 'You didn't kill a lion, you stood behind a machine and pulled a little trigger, you pathetic, sad excuse of a human.'

The African lion is considered a vulnerable species. Numbers are rapidly declining due to loss of habitat and conflict with humans."

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