July 3, 2018

Obnoxious cruelty for Jesus: Trophy hunter Tess Thompson Talley is defending her senseless killing of a “rare black giraffe.”

In a since-deleted post on Facebook, Talley posted a photo of her and the dead giraffe, writing:

Prayers for my once in a lifetime dream hunt came true today! Spotted this rare black giraffe bull and stalked him for quite awhile.

Talley, a trophy hunter from Kentucky, killed the giraffe last year. However, recently Africa Digest posted a tweet expressing outrage at the senseless, cowardly, and cruel killing of the magnificent animal, while calling Talley a “white american savage,” and encouraging others to share the story of her despicable actions:

(White american savage who is partly a neanderthal comes to Africa and shoot down a very rare black giraffe courtesy of South Africa stupidity. Her name is Tess Thompson Talley. Please share)

The tweet went viral. And Twitter exploded with rage over the senseless and despicable act. For example:

The sad truth is that cowardly and morally deficient trophy hunters like Talley travel to Africa every year to engage in canned hunts and collect “trophies” such as warthogs, elephants, zebras, lions, and yes, even giraffes, with entire tour companies dedicated to the so-called “sport.”

Those who would try to defend the immoral act of trophy hunting claim that it is a necessary evil, and that the trophy hunters, by paying large fees to guides and governments for the perverse pleasure of killing an animal for sport, are somehow helping conservation efforts. This is false.

Research shows that it is a myth that trophy hunting supports wildlife conservation. The fact is, trophy hunting does not help conservation efforts, although those who defend the cowardly sport often make such claims.  

Make no mistake, trophy hunting is for immoral cowards with too much money and too little self-esteem. There is nothing brave or noble about killing exotic animals for sport. In fact, there is no “sport” in trophy hunting. Such activity is a perverse pursuit, and has no place in a civilized society.

Bottom line: Tess Thompson Talley, like all trophy hunters, is a deplorable and morally deficient human being; and she should be shamed and mocked for taking such perverse pleasure in the death and suffering of such a beautiful animal.

Christian Trophy Hunter Tess Thompson Talley Thanks God After Killing Giraffe (Image via Twitter)
Christian Trophy Hunter Tess Thompson Talley Thanks God After Killing Giraffe (Image via Twitter)
December 21, 2017

Pathetic: Canadian TV personality and trophy hunter Steve Ecklund brags about killing a cougar for fun.

Ecklund, a deplorable human being who takes pleasure in the suffering of other animals, is being pilloried on social media after bragging about killing a large and beautiful cougar in Alberta, Canada.

Earlier this month Ecklund, the host of the Canadian television program “The Edge,” went on social media to brag about killing the huge cat. The ethically challenged television host wrote on his Facebook page:

What an unreal ending to a fun filled season. Northern Alberta lion with BIG CAT ADVENTURES Brian and Claudette Chorney … can’t thank you guys enough for the eye opener into your world of houndsmen.

As one might expect, most people were appalled at the despicable display. For example:

In particular, Laureen Harper, wife of former prime minister Stephen Harper, roasted Ecklund on Twitter for his deplorable behavior, declaring:

What a creep. Chasing cougars with dogs until they are exhausted then shooting a scared, cornered and tired animal. Must be compensating for something, small penis probably.

Harper is right. Ecklund is a creep, as are all trophy hunters.

Those who would try to defend the immoral act of trophy hunting claim that it is a necessary evil, and that the trophy hunters, by paying large fees to guides and governments for the perverse pleasure of killing an animal for sport, are somehow helping conservation efforts. This is false.

Research shows that it is a myth that trophy hunting supports wildlife conservation. The fact is, trophy hunting does not help conservation efforts, although those who defend the cowardly sport often make claims to the contrary.  

Make no mistake, trophy hunting is for immoral cowards with too much money and too little self-esteem. There is nothing brave or noble about killing exotic animals for sport. In fact, there is no “sport” in trophy hunting. Such activity is a perverse pursuit, and has no place in a civilized society.

Bottom line: Ecklund, like all trophy hunters, is a deplorable human being, and should be shamed and mocked for taking perverse pleasure in the death and suffering of another animal.

Trophy Hunter and Canadian TV Personality Steve Ecklund Kills Cougar To Compensate For Small Penis (image via Twitter)
Trophy Hunter and Canadian TV Personality Steve Ecklund Kills Cougar To Compensate For Small Penis (image via Twitter)
August 14, 2017

Trophy hunter trampled: An elephant tramples and kills an Argentine trophy hunter in Namibia.

Report via ABC:

The Namibia Press Agency said the hunter, identified as 46-year-old Jose Monzalvez, was killed on Saturday afternoon in a private wildlife area 70 kilometers (43 miles) northwest of the small town of Kalkfeld.

The agency said Monzalvez, who worked for an oil company, was with another Argentine and three Namibians when he was killed. It says one of the elephants charged before the group was able to find a spot to aim and shoot.

The report says Monzalvez had a hunting permit with him…

Monzalvez died participating in the cowardly and despicable “sport” of trophy hunting. He was a foreign tourist paying a large sum of money to engage in a canned trophy hunt. And he lost.

Cowardly and morally deficient trophy hunters like Monzalvez travel to Africa every year to engage in canned hunts and collect “trophies” such as warthogs, elephants, zebras, lions, and even giraffes, with entire tour companies dedicated to the so-called “sport.”

Earlier this year South African trophy hunter Theunis Botha was killed after being crushed by an elephant that had been shot on a game reserve in Zimbabwe. Botha died during a hunt when a member of his group fired at a storming elephant cow and the animal fell on him.

Those who would defend the immoral act of trophy hunting claim that it is a necessary evil, and that the trophy hunters, by paying large fees to guides and governments for the perverse pleasure of killing an animal for sport, are somehow helping conservation efforts. This is false.

Research shows that it is a myth that trophy hunting supports wildlife conservation. The fact is, trophy hunting does not help conservation efforts, although those who defend the cowardly sport often make claims to the contrary.  

Make no mistake, these canned hunts are for immoral cowards with too much money and too little self-esteem. There is nothing brave or noble about killing exotic animals for sport. In fact, there is no “sport” in trophy hunting. Such activity is a perverse pursuit, and has no place in a civilized society.

Bottom line: This time, the elephant won.

Elephant Kills Trophy Hunter In Namibia (Image via Wikimedia)
Elephant Kills Trophy Hunter In Namibia (Image via Wikimedia)
May 21, 2017

A South African trophy hunter is dead after being crushed by an elephant that had been shot on a game reserve in Zimbabwe earlier this weekend.

Theunis Botha, 51, died during a hunt in Gwai, in Zimbabwe, when a member of his group fired at a storming elephant cow and the animal fell on him, according to a report from  News 24.

The Telegraph reports:

Theunis Botha, 51, was leading a hunt with clients when the group accidentally walked into the middle of a breeding herd of elephants at the Good Luck Farm near Hwange National Park late on Friday afternoon, Zimparks spokesman Mr Simukai Nyasha said.

Three of the elephant cows charged the hunters. Mr Botha fired a shot from his rifle but he was caught by surprise by a fourth cow that stormed them from the side…

News 24 reports:

Three elephant cows stormed the hunters and Botha shot at them. A fourth cow stormed them from the side and one of the hunters shot her after she’d lifted Botha with her trunk. The shot was fatal and as the cow collapsed, she fell on Botha.

News 24 also reports Botha was a well-known trophy hunter:

Botha was a well-known hunter in Zimbabwe and often traveled to the US to recruit wealthy Americans for trophy hunting in Southern Africa.

In other words, Botha was a big game trophy hunter who made a living providing canned hunts for wealthy and morally depraved individuals.

The Telegraph reports Botha “frequently led leopard and lion hunting safaris with his pack of dogs.”

Botha was also friends with fellow South African trophy hunter Scott van Zyl, who was killed by crocodiles last month.

Zyl, like Botha, made his living by promoting the cowardly and despicable “sport” of trophy hunting. Both men made their living by charging immoral foreign tourists large sums of money to engage in canned trophy hunts.

In fact, hunters travel to Africa every year to engage in canned hunts and collect “trophies” such as warthogs, elephants, zebras, lions, and even giraffes, with entire tour companies dedicated to the so-called “sport.”

Make no mistake, these canned hunts are for immoral cowards with too much money and too little self-esteem. There is nothing brave or noble about killing exotic animals for sport.

Bottom line: There is no “sport” in trophy hunting. Such activity is a perverse pursuit, and has no place in a civilized society.

Elephant Takes Revenge On Trophy Hunter Theunis Botha (Image via Twitter)
Elephant Takes Revenge On Trophy Hunter Theunis Botha (Image via Twitter)

 

April 20, 2017

Hunter becomes the hunted: South African trophy hunter Scott van Zyl was eaten by two Nile crocodiles in Zimbabwe.

Zyl, 44, disappeared on April 7 while on a hunting trip in Zimbabwe. According to multiple media reports, the search for Zyl was called off “after rescuers found what they believe to be his remains inside two crocodiles.”

The BBC reports:

DNA tests on the carcass of a crocodile shot in Zimbabwe have confirmed that it contains the remains of a missing South African hunter, an investigator has told the BBC.

Zyl, who made his living by promoting the cowardly and despicable “sport” of trophy hunting, was eaten by crocodiles on the bank of the Limpopo River.

The professional trophy hunter ran a “private game farm” in the Limpopo Province of South Africa, where he charged foreign tourists large sums of money to engage in canned hunts.

In fact, hunters travel to Africa every year to collect “trophies” such as warthogs, elephants, zebras, lions, and even giraffes, with entire tour companies dedicated to the so-called “sport.”

The Daily Mail reports killing a giraffe will cost somewhere in the region of $3,000 (£2,037), with the cost of the day’s hunting on top – about $440 (£298).

Make no mistake, these canned hunts are for cowards with too much money and too little self-esteem. There is nothing brave or noble about killing exotic animals for sport.

Commenting on the story, One Green Planet notes:

Let’s be honest, Zyl shouldn’t have been hunting in the first place. Animals in the wild … are wild! They are living, thinking beings with instincts for survival. We have to ask ourselves if the “thrill of the hunt” is really worth risking your own life – while deliberately taking others.

Bottom line: There is no “sport” in trophy hunting. Such activity is a perverse pursuit, and has no place in a civilized society.

South African trophy hunter Scott van Zyl (Image via Joe.My.God)
South African trophy hunter Scott van Zyl (Image via Joe.My.God.)

 

August 4, 2015

 The Bible made her do it: American trophy hunter Sabrina Corgatelli is using Bible verses to justify the slaughter of exotic animals.

Corgatelli, an accountant from Idaho, is proud to be a trophy hunter, and takes a perverse and sinister pleasure in the killing of exotic animals like giraffes, impalas, kudus, wildebeests and warthogs.

Responding to a self-inflicted social media backlash, Corgatelli published two verses from Genesis to her Facebook page in an apparent attempt to justify the slaughter:

Genesis 9:3 says, “Every moving thing that lives shall be food for you. And as I gave you the green plants, I give you everything.”

Genesis 27:3 says, “Now then, take your weapons, your quiver and your bow, and go out to the field and hunt game for me.”

 Corgatelli, a big game hunter in search of publicity, even if that publicity is all negative, appeared on NBC’s “Today” show earlier this week to defend her recent trip to South Africa where she shot a giraffe.

When asked about the emotion she expressed after killing the giraffe, widely regarded as harmless, Corgatelli said it wasn’t just about the kill, but also the hunt:

When you hunt an animal, there is … everybody just thinks we’re cold-hearted killers, and it’s not that. There is a connection with the animal and just because we hunt them doesn’t mean we don’t have a respect for them.

But giraffes are very dangerous animals. They could hurt you seriously, very quickly.

On her Facebook page Corgatelli posted a picture of herself with the dead giraffe. The caption underneath the picture read:

Day #2 I got a amazing old Giraffe. Such a amazing animal!! I couldn’t be any happier!! My emotion after getting him was a feeling I will never forget!!!

Corgatelli then commented under the picture, saying:

I have so much respect and love for this animal. It was the most ethical shot I have ever made!!! I have such a disbelief that I got a giraffe!!!

One wonders: Does Corgatelli really believe that the Bible made the slaughter of the giraffe ethical?

Needless to say, many found Corgatelli’s claim about the “ethical” nature of her kill questionable.

Richard Dawkins mocked Corgatelli’s claim via Twitter:

Your Honour, I plead guilty, but I loved and respected the victim so much, what else could I do? An ETHICAL murder.

Big game hunters like Corgatelli travel to Africa every year to collect “trophies,” from warthogs to elephants. Those wanting to hunt down giraffes to add to their collections can do so quite easily, with entire tour companies dedicated to the so-called “sport.”

The Daily Mail reports killing a giraffe will cost somewhere in the region of $3,000 (£2,037), with the cost of the day’s hunting on top – about $440 (£298).

These canned hunts are for cowards with too much money and too little self-esteem. There is nothing brave or noble about killing these exotic animals.

To be clear: There is no “sport” in trophy hunting. Such activity is the perverse pursuit of moral monsters, and has no place in a civilized society. If the Bible does justify such abominable behavior, that is only further proof that the Bible is a poor guide to living a moral life.

Sabrina Corgatelli (Facebook)
Sabrina Corgatelli (Facebook)
April 15, 2015

Ricky Gervais is using Twitter to expose and shame despicable trophy hunters who take perverse pleasure in killing exotic animals for fun.

Gervais, an atheist, a humanist, and an animal rights activist, recently tweeted a revolting photo of prolific trophy hunter Rebecca Francis smiling next to the corpse of a recently slaughtered giraffe.

Gervais captioned the photo with the following question:

What must’ve happened to you in your life to make you want to kill a beautiful animal & then lie next to it smiling?

The tweet has since gone viral, and has been retweeted over 22,000 times. Not surprising, the photo has outraged and shocked many who are horrified by the grotesque image of the freakish woman smiling next to the corpse of such a magnificent animal.

Francis makes her living promoting the cowardly and despicable “sport” of trophy hunting. She can be seen proudly posing with all sorts of magnificent animals she has killed on her Facebook page and her website.

In an attempt at damage control, Francis issued a statement trying to explain the obscene photo Gervais tweeted:

“When I was in Africa five years ago I was of the mindset that I would never shoot a giraffe. I was approached toward the end of my hunt with a unique circumstance. They showed me this beautiful old bull giraffe that was wandering all alone. He had been kicked out of the herd by a younger and stronger bull. He was past his breeding years and very close to death. They asked me if I would preserve this giraffe by providing all the locals with food and other means of survival. He was inevitably going to die soon and he could either be wasted or utilized by the local people. I chose to honor his life by providing others with his uses and I do not regret it for one second. Once he was down there were people waiting to take his meat. They also took his tail to make jewelry, his bones to make other things, and did not waste a single part of him. I am grateful to be a part of something so good.”

The statement lacks credibility, and insults the intelligence. For Francis to claim that the native population asked or needed her to kill the magnificent giraffe is simply absurd. The statement is so patronizing it borders on racism. The indigenous people of Africa certainly do not need some spoiled and pampered trophy hunter from the USA to take down their game.

Sadly, it comes as no surprise that death threats have been sent to Francis after images of her joyfully posing with the freshly killed giraffe went viral. While Francis deserves harsh criticism and contempt for her deplorable and despicable actions, she does not deserve death threats. Nobody deserves a death threat. A death threat is always wrong.

For the record, Francis is a moral monster. She is a psychopath that gets a thrill out of killing. Her actions are profoundly ugly, and reflect poorly on her intellect and her character. But she is not alone.

Tens of thousands of tourists travel to Africa every year to collect “trophies,” from warthogs to elephants. Those wanting to hunt down giraffes to add to their collections can do so quite easily, with entire tour companies dedicated to the so-called “sport.”

The Daily Mail reports killing a giraffe will cost somewhere in the region of $3,000 (£2,037), with the cost of the day’s hunting on top – about $440 (£298).

There is no “sport” in trophy hunting. It is the perverse pursuit of cowards and monsters, and has no place in a civilized society.

(image via Twitter)
(image via Twitter)
August 25, 2019

#JimmyJohnsBoycott: A photo of Jimmy John’s trophy hunting CEO goes viral and sparks outrage on the internet.

AOL reports:

Social media users are calling for a boycott of Jimmy John’s after controversial photos of the fast-food sandwich chain’s CEO resurfaced online Friday. 

USA Today reports:

The hashtag #BoycottJimmyJohns was trending Friday with calls for a boycott of the sandwich restaurant, after a photo of the company’s founder and Jimmy John Liautaud with an elephant he killed resurfaced.

The viral photo of company founder and CEO Jimmy John Liautaud smiling while posing with a dead elephant is several years old, yet manages to capture the cruelty, cowardice, and inhumanity of the despicable trophy hunter in a powerful and disturbing fashion.

The following is a sample of the reactions via Twitter under the hashtag #JimmyJohnsBoycott:

 

Those who would try to defend the immoral act of trophy hunting claim that it is a necessary evil, and that the trophy hunters, by paying large fees to guides and governments for the perverse pleasure of killing an animal for sport, are somehow helping conservation efforts. This is false.

Research shows that it is a myth that trophy hunting supports wildlife conservation. The fact is, trophy hunting does not help conservation efforts, although those who defend the cowardly sport often make claims to the contrary.  

Make no mistake, trophy hunting is for immoral cowards with too much money and too little self-esteem. There is nothing brave or noble about killing exotic animals for sport. In fact, there is no “sport” in trophy hunting. Such activity is a perverse pursuit, and has no place in a civilized society.

Bottom line: Jimmy John’s CEO Jimmy John Liautaud, like all trophy hunters, is a deplorable human being, and should be shamed and mocked for taking perverse pleasure in the death and suffering of another animal: #JimmyJohnsBoycott.

Report: Jimmy John’s Trophy Hunting CEO Sparks Outrage And Boycott
Report: Jimmy John’s Trophy Hunting CEO Sparks Outrage And Boycott (Image via Twitter)
October 15, 2018

Sick and twisted: Idaho Fish and Game Commissioner Blake Fischer brags about killing a family of baboons while trophy hunting in Africa.

NPR reports:

Idaho Fish and Game Commissioner Blake Fischer is under pressure to resign, after he shared photos from a hunting trip to Africa that showed him posing with a “family of baboons” that he said he killed.

The Idaho Statesman reports:

Idaho Fish and Game Commissioner Blake Fischer shared photos of his guided hunting trip in Africa with friends and colleagues when he returned last month, expecting they’d appreciate his success.

Instead, several former Fish and Game commissioners are pushing for his resignation — with a photo of a “family of baboons” that Fischer shot with a recurve bow prompting most of the outrage.

According to reports, Fischer and his wife shot at least 14 animals while trophy hunting in Namibia. Animals killed by Fischer and his wife included “giraffe, leopard, impala, sable antelope, waterbuck, kudu, warthog, gemsbok (oryx) and eland.”

The reaction from Twitter was outrage. For example:

Despite the calls for his resignation by fellow members of the Idaho Fish and Game Commission, as well as members of the public, Fischer claims he did nothing wrong:

I didn’t do anything illegal. I didn’t do anything unethical. I didn’t do anything immoral…

While Fischer’s actions may have not been illegal, they were clearly immoral and unethical. The fact that he took such pleasure in slaughtering a family of baboons reflects poorly on both his character and his intellect.

However, the sad truth is that cowardly and morally deficient trophy hunters like Fischer travel to Africa every year to engage in canned hunts and collect “trophies” such as warthogs, elephants, zebras, lions,  giraffes, and yes, even baboons, with entire tour companies dedicated to the so-called “sport.”

Those who would try to defend the immoral act of trophy hunting claim that it is a necessary evil, and that the trophy hunters, by paying large fees to guides and governments for the perverse pleasure of killing an animal for sport, are somehow helping conservation efforts. This is false.

Research shows that it is a myth that trophy hunting supports wildlife conservation. The fact is, trophy hunting does not help conservation efforts, although those who defend the cowardly sport often make such claims.  

Make no mistake, trophy hunting is for immoral cowards with too much money and too little self-esteem. There is nothing brave or noble about killing exotic animals for sport. In fact, there is no “sport” in trophy hunting. Such activity is a perverse pursuit, and has no place in a civilized society.

Bottom line: Idaho Fish and Game Commissioner Blake Fischer, like all trophy hunters, is a deplorable and morally deficient human being. He is a coward that should be shamed and mocked for taking such perverse pleasure in the death and suffering of a family of baboons, and he certainly has no business serving on the Idaho Fish and Game Commission.

Idaho Wildlife Official Brags About Killing Family Of Baboons While Trophy Hunting (Image via the Idaho governor’s office)
Idaho Wildlife Official Brags About Killing Family Of Baboons While Trophy Hunting (Image via the Idaho governor’s office)
November 16, 2017

The Trump administration officially supports trophy hunting, and is repealing an Obama era ban on the import of African elephant trophies.

In a reprehensible move the Trump administration endorses trophy hunting and will reverse an Obama era policy prohibiting “bringing to the United States the heads of elephants killed in two African countries.”

Newsweek reports:

Elephant and lion trophies can be imported from Africa again, in a reversal of an Obama-era policy that prohibited the importation of endangered animals.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Wednesday that it will allow trophy hunters to bring back legally hunted wildlife, removing restrictions on permits that were put in place to discourage the hunting and poaching of animals that are on the threatened species list.

The Hill reports “the reversal is part of a wide-ranging effort by Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke” to promote hunting.

To be clear, this is not just about hunting, this is about the despicable practice of trophy hunting, where cowardly and morally deficient trophy hunters travel to Africa to engage in canned hunts and collect “trophies” such as elephants, warthogs, zebras, lions, and even giraffes, with entire tour companies dedicated to the so-called “sport.”
The decision to reverse the Obama era ban on the importation of “trophies” was celebrated by some hunting and gun rights groups, including the National Rifle Association, America’s premier terrorist organization.

However, as one might expect, animal rights groups and other compassionate and fair mined individuals were appalled by the morally reprehensible decision concerning African elephant trophies.

Wayne Pacelle, president of the Humane Society of the United States, condemned the Trump administration’s barbaric new policy noting:

Let’s be clear: elephants are on the list of threatened species; the global community has rallied to stem the ivory trade; and now, the U.S. government is giving American trophy hunters the green light to kill them.

Pacelle also notes that the new policy ignores “the copious science that trophy hunting undermines the conservation of threatened and endangered species.”

Entertainer and animal rights supporter Ricky Gervais and others registered their complaint with the new policy via Twitter:

The fact that Trump has lifted President Obama’s ban on elephant trophies being imported into the country is a devastating blow to the survival of these beautiful animals. It’s savage and pointless. It breaks my heart.

Those who defend the immoral act of trophy hunting claim that it is a necessary evil, and that the trophy hunters, by paying large fees to guides and governments for the perverse pleasure of killing an animal for sport, are somehow helping conservation efforts. This is false.

Research shows that it is a myth that trophy hunting supports wildlife conservation. The fact is, trophy hunting does not help conservation efforts, although those who defend the cowardly sport often make claims to the contrary.  

Make no mistake, these canned hunts are for immoral cowards with too much money and too little self-esteem. There is nothing brave or noble about killing exotic animals for sport. In fact, there is no “sport” in trophy hunting. Such activity is a perverse pursuit, and has no place in a civilized society.

And it is no accident that two of the immoral cowards who take perverse pleasure in killing  exotic animals for fun and trophies happen to be the sons of President Donald Trump.

Trump Lifts Ban On African Elephant Trophies (Image - Donald Trump Jr with dead elephant - via Twitter)
Trump Lifts Ban On African Elephant Trophies (Image – Donald Trump Jr with dead elephant – via Twitter)
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