Hmmm, what is this you ask? A new canned food perhaps?
Nope. It is the staged hunting and killing of various exotic species of animals,often hosted on South African reserves, where visitors pay a mint to bag something exotic — if you can call animals that were raised by humans specifically for the hunt exotic.
Once again I say that we have lost our way as a species.
I have nothing against hunting for food.
But this is shameful.
According to Animal Shame, an organization that collects and posts these ‘trophy’ pictures on Facebook, the giraffe was eating from a tree at the time of slaughter. And it had probably been drugged prior to the…the what?? The hunt? This is done to ensure “maximum killibility”.
‘It takes no skill or strength for “trophy” hunters – what a ghastly term! – to track down and kill these beautiful animals. Having been hand-reared by humans, they are accustomed to our presence. Heartbreakingly, it’s not uncommon for animals to trot trustingly toward canned hunters for a handout of food. Because these animals are usually kept in fenced enclosures (ranging in size from just a few square yards to thousands of acres), they never stand a chance of escaping, fighting back or surviving, and many endure prolonged, painful deaths.’
-Mimi Bekhechi The Independent
It seems that people who are so bored with life and have money to burn will pay to do just about anything. Why not use the money to help people or animals in need?
Killing animals in a staged hunt.
I just don’t get it.
Screw it. I’ll say it. Maybe these “hunters” should become the hunted. How much would people pay to hunt a human?
Let me know what you think about this in the comments.