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    Re: Game Hunter Trampled To Death By Elephant

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    Re: Game Hunter Trampled To Death By Elephant

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    Don't they shoot man killers?
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    Why not? They shoot ones minding their own damn business as well.

    I am sorry for the guy's family but it is really hard for me to feel sorry for someone who gets what they give.

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    Re: Game Hunter Trampled To Death By Elephant

    Quote Originally Posted by BrewerBob View Post
    Why not? They shoot ones minding their own damn business as well.

    I am sorry for the guy's family but it is really hard for me to feel sorry for someone who gets what they give.
    Yes, if he has family, I am sorry for their loss, but not that the professional hunter was killed by an animal he was trying to kill.

    I'm not anti-hunting, even for bull elephants. There's been research by orgs dedicated to the welfare of the animals that favor legal trophy hunting because it puts a very high value on the animals, employs many locals, and encourages them to treat their local wildlife as a resource to be protected instead of allowed to be killed by poachers who will saw off the tusks, sell them in the black market, etc.

    But, yeah, when those who get their thrills by killing trophies are a victim of their prey, that's part of the deal they signed up for.

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    Re: Game Hunter Trampled To Death By Elephant

    That poor Elephant. I bet it was scared.
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    Re: Game Hunter Trampled To Death By Elephant

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    When will this ridiculous pass time be banned?
    What past time? Hunting? Never.
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    Re: Game Hunter Trampled To Death By Elephant

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    When will this ridiculous pass time be banned?
    Read an article the other day. Woman, big game hunter, normally goes after older animals, driven from the herd, injured.
    Killed an old giraffe, the twiteervesre erupted. Yet the animal was then used to feed locals.
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    Re: Game Hunter Trampled To Death By Elephant

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    The elephant was doing what comes naturally. I'm sorry that Ian Gibson lost his life.
    If he was hunting that elephant than I am not really sure that I am sorry that he lost his life, it all depends on the particulars about what he was doing at the time of his death. I am sorry for his loved ones but if he was hunting that animal and it turned and killed him before he got the chance to kill it then good for the elephant and tough luck for his would be killer.

    If you hunt large animals than you have to accept the chance that it will kill you. Man already has most of the best tools needed for killing a large animal with little or no risk to themselves but in the rare times the animal strikes back then I am not that sad for the person who died.

    Hunting to prevent a wild animal from hurting people or being a trouble animal that must be eliminated is one thing, hunting big game for ivory or pleasure is something that I disapprove of and if this guy was doing that and got killed in the process then tough luck for him.
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    Re: Game Hunter Trampled To Death By Elephant

    Quote Originally Posted by Dovkan View Post
    To be honest, I'm really not.
    Sorry for his family, yes, for him, NO. Not that sorry at all.
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    Re: Game Hunter Trampled To Death By Elephant

    Elephant 1, Hunter 0.

    I'm sorry for him, but why should the elephant not have a fighting chance to save his life? Can't blame the elephant for doing what comes naturally to him.
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    Re: Game Hunter Trampled To Death By Elephant

    Quote Originally Posted by JANFU View Post
    Read an article the other day. Woman, big game hunter, normally goes after older animals, driven from the herd, injured.
    Killed an old giraffe, the twiteervesre erupted. Yet the animal was then used to feed locals.
    The link
    Trophy-hunter gets death threats after Ricky Gervais skewers her on Twitter for lying next to dead giraffe | National Post
    I don't have any problem with the fact the giraffe was killed - it's no more or less immoral than killing pigs or cows for food. But she sort of invited the criticism by posing with it the way she did. She said, "I chose to honor his life" by killing it - OK, fine - 'so now I'll lay down next to this dead animal and smile like it's all a big lark and then post the photo on my blog!' That last part is where she went off the rails and what (at least some of) the reaction was all about.

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