Wilders is a piece of gutter trash, a gutless populist who has no morality to speak of.
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.
"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"
Cicero Marcus Tullius
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.
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.
You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo
Originally Posted by A. de Tocqueville
Anyone hunting elephants for ivory in this day and age deserves everything bad that happens to them. No sympathy here.