PETA Wants Lion-Hunting American Dentist Hanged [Video]

PETA Wants Lion-Hunting American Dentist Hanged [Video]

I hate that Cecil was inadvertently killed. He was a majestic animal. But the hunter trusted his guide and had no way of knowing the lion was Cecil – a local favorite. Humans are omnivores. I hate to break it to the morons at PETA, but most lions would just as soon eat humans. So, before you get all mushy, warm and sentimental, remember that the cute lion you see is not a stuffed animal, but a merciless predator. One that is more than capable of taking down a man and eating him alive. Personally, I condone hunting for food. But Safari hunting is a sport and I don’t see anything wrong with it as long as it is limited and the animals are not hunted to extinction. PETA would just as soon hang someone who eats a steak as this big game hunter. They are radical activists – in fact, I consider PETA a terrorist organization.

Cecil the Lion

From Time:

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) called for the execution of the American dentist who killed Cecil the lion in a statement Tuesday condemning the shooting.

“Hunting is a coward’s pastime,” said PETA President Ingrid Newkirk in the statement. “If, as has been reported, this dentist and his guides lured Cecil out of the park with food so as to shoot him on private property, because shooting him in the park would have been illegal, he needs to be extradited, charged, and, preferably, hanged.”

Walter James Palmer, a U.S. citizen from Minnesota, allegedly paid $50,000 to kill Cecil, a 13-year-old male lion, on a game-hunting trip to Zimbabwe. Palmer has said that he “relied on the expertise of my local professional guides to ensure a legal hunt.”

Newkirk is far from the only person to condemn the shooting of Cecil. Jeffrey Flocken, who leads the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s North American branch, said in a blog post that the incident was a “sad reminder of what greed and exploitation of wildlife can lead to.” Even late night comedian Jimmy Kimmel chimed in, devoting a segment on his show to the lion killing and at one point tearing up while discussing the death.

“The big question is ‘why are you shooting a lion in the first place?’” said Kimmel. “How is that fun?”

As far as Jimmy Kimmel goes, spare me. All this faux crying just makes me want to Ralph. It doesn’t matter whether it is John Boehner tearing up on a golf course for all the children, or Jimmy Kimmel getting choked up over a lion. Man up guys and grow a set. This is more about gun control than it is grief for Cecil the Lion. Notice how Kimmel goes on about ‘why are you shooting a lion in the first place?’ Because in his world all guns should be banned and hunting should not be allowed. Just because you have some lowly rated comedic show where you do your schtick and try to play your cards as being famous, doesn’t give you the high ground to judge hunters or gun enthusiasts. Hunting and guns are fun. What isn’t fun is Jimmy Kimmel. If you need to, charge the dentist with poaching if that is what he is guilty of. Otherwise, leave the guy alone. He paid for a righteous hunt and now he is being tarred and feathered for hunting. This is so reminiscent of the Confederate flag fiasco and is meant to engender more false outrage to give fuel to gun banners and activists.

Terresa Monroe-Hamilton

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