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Discussion in 'General Chat' started by jsimonovis413, Jul 1, 2014.
why would anyone want to kill a rhino? rhinos are awesome.
True but it's not like weighing 110 pounds makes you automatically not able to kill an animal
I was reading a story about white rhino conservation I think in Namibia where there's like 100 total white rhinos. There was a bull at the end of its life that couldn't reproduce and was super aggressive and killing off really young males. They would have had to kill it off anyways but instead they decided to auction off a permit to hunt it. Some hunting lodge in Texas got the permission to auction it and some dude paid $1.2 million just for the permit. Then he had to hire guides and had a whole entourage to make sure he killed the right rhino. SJWs found out about it and he had to go into hiding from all the death threats he got.
I don't see any of these SJWs paying $1.2 million for animal conservation.
yeah, i mean, i hear that. but i still dont feel the hunting thing. if an animal needs to be put down, put it down, making a sport of it does not give me the warm fuzzies. i know know, all that money for the conservation... a good point, but im still not pro hunting for sport. im probably a minority there, and i understand the appeal and in this case the value, but its not for me.
Putting it down doesn't exactly give the warm fuzzier either but you have to do it. And if you have to do it might as make a bunch of money off of it so you can pay off your park rangers and get them equipment to prevent poachers from killing more rhinos. Damn poachers make so much money off of rhino horns their resources far outweigh the resources of the parks department of an African government.
well, i think we could argue about this, but i dont think a pro/anti hunting for sport debate is in order. i understand where you are coming from, but i dont feel it. no biggie.
Agree about strength counting. I'm no archer, but for some years when I was at Petersen Publishing the editor of Bowhunting had his office immediately adjacent to mine. The Bowhunting guys were quite impressed that I could draw a heavy compound bow with no experience. I would have been about 55 or so at the time. Forget what the pull weight was: 80 or 90 pounds, something like that.
As to that girl bringing down the lion with a bow, well, people did bring down lions with bows for thousands of years, bows that were much less sophisticated and efficient than modern compounds. That said, I am aware that there is a lot of fraud on these African hunts: A large, dangerous animal is killed with a rifle, and then the hunter poses with a bow or handgun and claims to have used that...or so some African PHs say, anyway.
Mulling this business over, it occurred to me that at some game ranches the lions are deliberately fed and otherwise chummed up (sometimes coming to safari cars to be petted) until the poor cats are sucker punched!
Worse yet are "canned hunts" both in the USA and Africa, in which an animal is released in a small enclosure and then shot. How anyone could derive pleasure from this is quite beyond me! A professional animal trainer who worked with big cats once told me that it was widely believed among trainers that there was a ranch in Texas where incorrigibly vicious big cats were sold be to be shot in this fashion. The thought occurred to me that a real sporting challenge would be to go alone with your rifle into a fenced, heavily wooded or brushy quarter-section that housed a lion or tiger of particularly savage disposition that was completely unafraid of humans. Taking on that challenge would be a man's work! Noted big game hunter and adventurer Jack Lott remarked that he thought only about one in four hunters would survive the test.
In discussing these unsporting practices, I do not wish to imply that the winsome Miss Kendall Jones was guilty of any of them. She may very well have taken her lion with the archery tackle shown and taken it and the other animals she bagged fully in accordance with the principles of fair chase. Unless evidence to the contrary surfaces, she certainly deserves the benefit of the doubt.
What else are you going to do with it?
Still not sure how this is anybody's business. 30 people were shot in Chicago over the holiday weekend but we're supposed to give a shit about some animals killed on another continent a year ago. Get the fuck out of here with this shit.
So you can't give a shit about both issues? You are extremely ignorant. Do you happen to be on the duck dynasty cast?
Get your numbers straight. Last report was 82 shot and 14 killed.
Whole lotta hunting was going down on the South Side.
No, I love homosexuals. Not sure why I'm the ignorant one. How.many threads did you start about the shootings in Chicago? Do you value the lives of rhinos and lions over the lives of human beings?
You are ignorant because you are implying that people who are upset over this specific issue are not concerned about other issues going on around the world.
I did not start a thread about the shootings in Chicago. What's your point? Does that mean I don't care? Or that I value animals' lives over those of humans? No, you are making assumptions once again.
Depends on the humans. The world would be a much poorer place without rhinos and lions. The same cannot be said for most people involved in big-city shootings.
Why shooting endangered species????
I do not get that one..
It can't be the risk factor...
Because there aren't very many of them left. If you don't shoot them now you may never get another opportunity.
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