Suspected Poacher Killed by Elephant, Eaten by Lions

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  1. Tonetele

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    I had an ivory pick from age 19 till 55. I was just a kid who bought a pick. Had no idea what I was buying back then ( 1073). Stitch, my dog , bit it and it still lasted two more years. Great pick with a finger nail tone. Thanks Fender!!
     
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    Seriously? You want us to think Fender was selling ivory picks? In 1073? Hmmmm . . . I really doubt that.:rolleyes:
     
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    Always pull for the animals. These trophy hunters and poachers should be strung up and skinned alive with a dull knife.
     
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    I have a mammoth ivory pick, just because
     
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    Ok, I'll bite if no one else will ... How mammoth is it?
     
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    Well it’s not a mammoth pick, puts the ivory is from a mammoth
     
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    I have one also. Nice pick, nice sounding on the strings.
     
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    Brilliant news, hope it was a slow death. Bit like a bull fighter getting gored by the bull. Poor creature is destined for a slow painful death anyway but if he can seriously injure, or better still cripple for life, the bloke with the red cloth, good for him.
     
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    The first thing that I thought was "GOOD! This guy TOTALLY deserved what he got. It's karma!". It was my lovely and thoughtful wife who pointed out that this guy was most probably from a small village. It's not likely he earns in a month what we spend in a day. His job prospects are limited. He knows he can earn, what is to him, a fortune by poaching. If you have a day to day existence that is so bleak and you have an opportunity to earn so much money that can take care of you and your family for a long time, would you not do the same?

    But, we must blame someone, yes? Then who do we assign the blame for the killing of animals like rhinos for their horns and elephants for their tusks? In my opinion, the blame lies with the consumer of such commodities. If there were no demand, there would be no need for the supply.

    Are we, including me, upset that the animal was killed illegally? Would it have been okay if the animal had been killed legally? Ted Nugent kills animals regularly. He brags about it and loves to post pictures about it. It's his RIGHT to do that, if you ask him.

    We kill and eat megatons of meat every day. I certainly eat my share. I LOVE a good steak. Don't you?

    So, as was already mentioned, maybe we shouldn't be so happy by the death of a human. He might have actually been a pretty cool guy just trying to look out for his family.

    LET THE FLAMING BEGIN! :D
     
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    That’s what I said , in 600 less words, in my earlier post.
    But I won’t say what I think of the people who buy animal parts because I will be banned
     
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    I didn't use any euphemisms. I plainly said we were dealing with killing, not some petty, subjective civil argument.

    For those of us that don't worry about the existence a place for people to burn after they do horrible stuff, it's reassuring to see some swift justice. I did use a euphemism in the sentence before this one.:D
     
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    Nice, but just a symptom of human greed. The next poacher is standing in line. It ain't stopping until the consumer stops buying. Pathetic.:cry:
     
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    My rude remark got by, I say go for it!

    Maybe I wasn't overt enough, but it's the thought that counts...
     
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    Friends - please look @ my original post, noting the life of a poacher may not be easy. I was impressed by initial 2 pages that kept us out of trouble w/ moderators who want us to remember terms of use, including politics.

    When people start talking about trophy-fur coats, my memory clicks on the throw-away line from Hedwig (yes, him -w/ the angry inch) being approached by a social warrior, asking (rhetorically) "what poor beast had to die, just so you could wear that fur coat?"

    Hedwig' reply: "My Aunt Edna..."

    Let's keep painting w/ in the lines.
    Peace - Deeve
     
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    This argument can be applied to an awful lot of crimes.

    To condemn poaching of endangered species is not to condone the harsh living conditions some poachers face.
    Recently it seems that there are countries in Africa that have decided to invest in their wildlife resources by giving poacher hunting jobs to local civilians.
    So even in those cultures, poaching is not an acceptable lifestyle choice.

    Maybe Ted is a real nice guy with rights to uphold, and maybe killing for fun is an important inalienable right, but OTOH maybe conservation is as important as recreation.
    I mean arguing devils advocate may enlighten us to out personal hypocrisy, or it may simply invite animosity.

    I guess it's fair to admonish those who scream "GOOD RIDDANCE!", but I still wonder about our devaluation of what we deem to be lesser life forms to a point where killing them for fun is not to be questioned.

    That doesn't make humanity look very admirable.
     
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    Another corrector- obviously a typo 1973, the 9 being close to the zero on my keyboard. And as I said , I was young and did not know I was buying ivory. Yes, it was a Fender product. If your'e so precious about that , talk to them.
     
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    I might have reached a point of saturation.
    Browsing my facebook front page, all too often I run into comments by people who condemn all kinds of hunting, whether legal or illegal. Their bottom line, with some variety in the wording, is: "I wish I could kill a hunter".
     
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    I still have a copy of that New York Post somewhere.
     
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