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[–] epithet 0 points 53 points (+53|-0) ago 

And Americans who can’t find Zimbabwe on a map are applauding the nation’s demand for the extradition of the dentist, unaware that a baby elephant was reportedly slaughtered for our president’s most recent birthday banquet.

This made me cringe because it is true.

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[–] bigbigpure1 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

i still think that is different to hunting for sport, im not american and to be honest i have not followed shit storm at all but he baited out side of a reserve )half a mile was it?) and shot a tagged animal for sport, if its not illegal then he is still a cunt

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[–] linux_dude 1 points 30 points (+31|-1) ago 

PETA is calling for the hunter to be hanged

That is quite extreme.

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[–] crackers1097 0 points 19 points (+19|-0) ago 

Not by the dozen. By the thousands. The amount of animals PETA kills is as impressive as it is ghastly.

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[–] TheBeesTrees 4 points 13 points (+17|-4) ago 

I'm vegan, but honestly don't understand the uproar over Cecil. It was shitty, sure. It pales in comparison to what we pay people to do to animals on purpose every day right here in the US. I get that people think that there's some difference between the purpose we kill animals for, but honestly it seems like a whole lot of hypocrisy to me.

But then PETA has always been about extremism no matter what. I'm sure they've cried for the death of hunters and farm workers too...

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[–] New_years_day 1 points 13 points (+14|-1) ago 

I agree, on almost all of that.

People are hypocrites, but that doesn't mean anyone shouldn't care about how any animals are killed most of all endangered ones.

I guess the word EXTINCTION doesn't mean anything to you, because that is what makes the real difference in this case.

There are roughly 19.6 billion chickens in this world and some where between 30 – 50,000 lions, 3000ish tigers, and Fewer than 40 Amur Leopards, and that's a small list of the endangered species.

Imagine if the whole human race had 40 cock suckers left on this planet. Just think about that for a minute.

Source

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[–] Echo_of_Savages 1 points 3 points (+4|-1) ago 

People are just looking for something to cry over. Fucking pussies. I bet there wasn't a single american who even knew who Cecil was before he died.

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[–] Sydviciouz 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

PETA is ridiculous, hypocritical morons that I can not take seriously.

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[–] pythagorean 1 points 1 points (+2|-1) ago 

I guess stringing up captive humans is consistent with Newkirk's morality?

I know she tries to be controversial, but this is reprehensible.

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[–] Echo_of_Savages 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

If only we had this mentality when it came to government

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[–] NippleTip 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

To be fair, legality and morality aren't necessarily congruous. I can go to Vegas and pay for a hooker, but I don't think many people would consider that particularly moral.

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[–] jeegte12 6 points -3 points (+3|-6) ago 

Wtf does legality have to do with morality?

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[–] gramman74 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Where does illegal come to play? Morality is a religious term. Why is your morality better than mine. So now you throw everything into a clusterfuck! Ready for that shit?

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[–] refugee610 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

My morality says what he did is fine. Now we're at an impasse since my morality is just as valid as yours.

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[–] Phenglei_Kai 2 points 11 points (+13|-2) ago 

I think what most people don't realize are most of these "exotic" animals (to most of us) are hunted when they are old and about to die, and most of the money is used to fund anti-poaching teams with guns and ammo. I can also assure that there are hunts that are completely illegal as well as long as you pay enough.

Either way, Bambi's mom tastes delicious, but I'm not sure what the fun is in shooting old animals to get a trophy that just shows you are good at killing old animals.

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[–] BenBen 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

I'm a hunter. I hunt deer mostly. I've never been "trophy hunting", but I've heard the guides there will target older males who still compete for mates but can't reproduce as well so they end up injuring or killing younger, reproductive males. No source or evidence, and I've heard of outfitters spinning up stories to have a better PR image. It's just people thousands of miles away freaking out about something solely due to emotions.

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[–] jeegte12 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

You can only freak out about something when it's based on emotion. I hate people

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[–] Fernando_x 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

As far as I know that was not Cecil's case.

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[–] gramman74 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago 

Maybe you should google PETA. To see how many animal deaths they are responsible for. They kill almost more than they save

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[–] cgsur 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

Not almost definitely more

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[–] TheBlueGhost 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

They kill far far more than they save, in fact.

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[–] refugee610 1 points 1 points (+2|-1) ago 

We have the internet for T&A, why do we need a group dedicated to puppy & kitten genocide? Is T&A enough to excuse puppy & kitten genocide for you? You monster.

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[–] New_years_day 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Hey look, another distraction in the news, and people are upset.

Weird.

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[–] pequenopete 1 points 3 points (+4|-1) ago 

Don’t tell us what to do with our animals when you allowed your own mountain lions to be hunted to near extinction in the eastern United States.

I'm a little confused by this statement. The Zimbabwe Government/Judiciary are putting two of these hunters on trial. Them not the US. Zimbabwean politicians are calling for the extradition of the Dentist whatever his name is and yet a Zimbabwean who's spent the last 5 years outside of the country is lecturing Americans on what they should do.

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[–] Confusion 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

"1 death is a tragedy, a million is a statistic."

Give the animal a name and a history, and people will care more about 1 dead animal than thousands of endangers currently dying elsewhere.

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[–] pikeymick [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I think that's probably the worst part for me... All these people up in arms about Cecil, meanwhile amphibians...

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