Thursday, July 30, 2015

CECIL THE LION - RIP


Cecil the lion
RIP

Like most people, I am outraged and heartbroken that asshole thrill killer dentist Dr. Walter Palmer lured, tortured, murdered, skinned and beheaded beautiful Cecil the lion.


Hey Palmer!


The day Cecil's death made the headlines here in London even a stranger at a little Moroccan restaurant struck up a conversation with me about it. His accent made it hard to follow word for word but our rage and grief were identical.  


Big "game" hunting is not a sport, asshole,
it's murder.


Of course it's easy to hate Palmer. Relief even. He's a member of that despicable group who pride themselves on being big "game" or trophy hunters. They are, in fact, clueless selfish rich bastards who think that wild animals, the world's living treasures, are their "trophies" for the killing, if they just throw around enough money.


Another gloating, shithead corpse rider

But killing is not a "game", is it? It's life we're talking about and it's murder. 

Rhapsodize away about the "glory" of the hunt, man's deepest roots or all the good hunters do, it's time to pull the plug on these arrogant sadists.




You can help by signing (even one of) these petitions:

United Nations: Ban International Travel for Hunting. NO imports of animal parts.

Lions Like Cecil Aren’t Trophies. USFWS: Don’t Allow Exceptions for Wealthy Hunters

DEMAND JUSTICE FOR CECIL THE LION IN ZIMBABWE

Extradite Minnesotan Walter James Palmer to face justice in Zimbabwe.

WildCRU - Oxford group who were tracking Cecil at the time of his death and currently monitoring his cubs.



Rest in peace, Cecil.


"...the time will come when men such as I will look upon the murder of animals as they now look upon the murder of men.” 
-- Leonardo Da Vinci




4 comments:

Roy said...

I hadn't thought about poachers and endangered African species at all--it was below my radar. When this happened and I got to reading, and thinking about it, I find it totally amazing that a person such as Palmer can have such an enormous ego as to think he somehow should be entitled to kill a rare, magnificent animal like this. It's an idiom, an overworked catch phrase, but, seriously, I want to know, who does he think he is?

Paula said...

Just horrible. That anyone hunts for sport. That a DOCTOR does it. That apparently he made so fucking much money cleaning people's teeth that he can blow $50K at a clip to slaughter a poor beastie. Disgusting. I hope he's terrified some wacko will shoot HIM.

asha said...

I despise Palmer and all the bastard trophy hunters. And as you mentioned endangered African species, did you know that poachers have killed 100,000 elephants just in the last three years? Estimates are if this keeps up, African elephants could become extinct within a few decades.

asha said...

Yeah. Doctor Fucking Palmer. I wouldn't let this bastard touch me, my children or my dog. I'm delighted he had to shut his business. I wish there were a hell so he could rot there.