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    Re: Game Hunter Trampled To Death By Elephant

    Quote Originally Posted by Iron River View Post
    Elephants have very long memories so most have seen relatives killed by men so I expect that a lot of them are willing to kill men.

    I would love to have a giant elephant tusk but I wouldn't kill an elephant to get one. I would rather buy an elephant and wait for it to die of old age but they live longer than I have left.
    You can cut off the tusk of an elephant if you owned a bull, sometimes it is done to protect the women from being injured by the bull, it will grow back in time and it can be done painlessly. You just cannot trade it (as far as I am aware) but if you wanted a tusk you would not have to wait for his death, just as long as you weren't trading it I think it might be legal.
    toward that end the tactics and the strategies that people resort to in carrying out this ideologically driven agenda of what they call “pro-life” which is really pro-fetus does not have anything to do with the lives of babies after they’re born or the women who bear them.

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    Re: Game Hunter Trampled To Death By Elephant

    I feel sorry for the PH. Crappy way to die. And yes in general.. I value the life of a fellow human more than I value the life of another animal.

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    Re: Game Hunter Trampled To Death By Elephant

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter King View Post
    You can cut off the tusk of an elephant if you owned a bull, sometimes it is done to protect the women from being injured by the bull, it will grow back in time and it can be done painlessly. You just cannot trade it (as far as I am aware) but if you wanted a tusk you would not have to wait for his death, just as long as you weren't trading it I think it might be legal.
    This is one thing that irks me about poachers.Killing an animal for something that grows back seems akin to cutting down a whole fruit tree for it's fruit.
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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?
    I hope never... I like Elephants and I want them to remain on the planet with us.

    banning elephant hunts is a fine way to help them on their way to extinction... one of the best ways, actually.

    if you feel all warm and fuzzy about Elephants....support controlled hunts ( but oppose poaching)... it's a great way to ensure their survival, one of the best.

    one of the best thing about these elephant hunts is that the most desirable animals to kill are the mature bulls... culling mature bulls from herds allows for herd population growth... it's a great conservation measure.

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    Re: Game Hunter Trampled To Death By Elephant

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    This is one thing that irks me about poachers.Killing an animal for something that grows back seems akin to cutting down a whole fruit tree for it's fruit.
    poachers should be hunted down and beaten to death with their own weapons...

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    Re: Game Hunter Trampled To Death By Elephant

    Quote Originally Posted by jaeger19 View Post
    I feel sorry for the PH. Crappy way to die. And yes in general.. I value the life of a fellow human more than I value the life of another animal.
    Free will...it's the name of the game. It was life or death. And he lost.
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    Re: Game Hunter Trampled To Death By Elephant

    Quote Originally Posted by Lursa View Post
    Free will...it's the name of the game. It was life or death. And he lost.
    Sure.. it doesn't mean that one shouldn't feel sad when things like this happen.

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    Re: Game Hunter Trampled To Death By Elephant

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    This is one thing that irks me about poachers.Killing an animal for something that grows back seems akin to cutting down a whole fruit tree for it's fruit.
    Just an aside...

    Do understand the conditions that domesticated elephants usually face? I think that's the irony of your post. Hunting a wild animal in a fair chase hunt.. where the animal.. as demonstrated, has a chance. And that animal has lived his life till a ripe old age out in the wild... and then he falls to a clean kill from a hunters bullet?

    That's way more human than the conditions that domesticated elephants face.

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    Re: Game Hunter Trampled To Death By Elephant

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter King View Post
    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.
    Yes, there are various probabilities one must accept when engaging in dangerous activities, and potential for death or injury is certainly there. But to feel nothing for the loss of human life? That's a bit sick, IMO.
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    Re: Game Hunter Trampled To Death By Elephant

    Anyone hunting elephants for ivory in this day and age deserves everything bad that happens to them. No sympathy here.

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