Beyond Cecil the Lion: “Trophy-Hunting Industry in Africa” …. !!


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~~January 29, 2016~~ 

BEYOND CECIL THE LION

I was away from home when Cecil the Lion was killed.

I remember the news coming over my social media stream.

I remember the feelings I felt about this event.

There were many who considered that too much coverage and importance was given to the death of a lion.

I think that many wanted this to simply go away. There were the true believers in this injustice, there were the fanatics and there were the true souls who felt the pain of this loss.

I also became aware of the hunting trade, the trophy hunt, the business behind this industry and realized that it wasn’t going away any time soon.

Airlines place new rules about transporting animal trophies, protests were planned and conducted, death threats and violence were a fact.

Yet, still the facts of it all, to me, is that humans are decimating this planet.

I don’t see any major change in spite of organizations trying to conserve, preserve and care for these precious creatures. So many species are slowly but steadily disappearing.

I have shared several posts about this topic … yet I fail to see a change.

That makes me so sad.

HortyRex©

GoldSwirl

Cecil was wounded with an arrow by Walter Palmer, an American recreational big-game hunter, was then tracked, and on 1 July 2015, allegedly killed with a rifle approximately 40 hours later.

“As it appears in … full read/full credit”

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Killing_of_Cecil_the_lion

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By AVIANNE TAN

Jul 31, 2015

The trophy hunting industry in Africa received new attention as Zimbabwe officials called for the extradition of the American dentist who recently admitted to killing Cecil the lion, sparking worldwide outrage.

Though there is intense interest in Cecil’s killing in particular, wildlife and conservation officials say hundreds of lions and other big-game animals – some of them endangered -are hunted, killed and brought back as trophies to the U.S. every year.

Trophy hunting expert Peter LaFontaine, who works as a campaigns officer for the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), spoke to ABC News to explain the basics of trophy hunting and the ongoing controversies about the industry beyond the killing of Cecil the lion.

What is trophy hunting?

Trophy hunting is the legal practice of selectively hunting wild game animals, usually larger animals and usually to take back home taxidermied parts of the animal such as the head or carcass for display as a “trophy,” LaFontaine told ABC News. Poaching, on the other hand, is the illegal version of killing wild game.

“Trophy hunters usually bring back the skin, head, tusks or fur for display and to brag about to fellow hunting buddies,” LaFontaine said.

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~~GRAPHICS SOURCE~~

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~~GALLERY~~

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Who goes trophy hunting?

“Trophy hunters are typically not going to be your average white-tailed deer hunter,” LaFontaine said. “Most of the folks who do this are men from a wealthier subset. These are people who, for vacation, go to an African country and pay up to tens of thousands of dollars for the opportunity to kill a lion, rhino or elephant that they can bring back home.”

~for more information~

“As it appears in … full read/full credit”

http://abcnews.go.com/US/cecil-lion-trophy-hunting-industry-africa-explained/story?id=32785057

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#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexachwordpress

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The Truth About Cecil The Lion & Trophy Hunting~

~~Published on Aug 4, 2015~~

With the heartbreak, outrage and uproar about Cecil the lion, a few things need to be addressed …

When are we going to have the courage to ask ourselves why we don’t cry out for the billions of animals who are slaughtered every year? The 300 million animals that we kill every single day?

Erin Janus

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~~RELATED~~ 

https://hrexach.wordpress.com/2015/10/06/blood-lions-premieres-wednesday-october-7th-on-msnbc-dont-miss-it/

https://hrexach.wordpress.com/2015/04/07/a-response-to-kendall-jones-the-truth-about-hunting/

https://greatcatsoftheworld.wordpress.com/2015/10/23/i-am-a-victim-of-the-canned-hunting-industry/

https://hrexach.wordpress.com/2014/06/10/what-is-canned-hunting-here-is-the-answer/

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We ALL are connected through NATURE!!

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We ALL are ONE!! 

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IOTD …. Image of the day, #359 …. “Palmer Avoided Jail Time”!!


WalterFree

~~October 15, 2015~~ 

CHARGES DROPPED IN ZIMBABWE

Zimbabwe Drops Charges Against Lion Murderer Walter Palmer

“All his papers were in order.”

Zimbabwe has announced that it will not be charging American dentist Walter Palmer in the illegal killing of #CecilTheLion. The hunt’s guide, though, is being prosecuted.

Palmer was the subject of social media outrage in July when he shot and wounded a famous lion just outside Hwange National Park. It soon emerged that the lion had been lured out of the park illegally. While Palmer admitted to killing the animal, he maintained that he believed the hunt to be legal.

“As it appears in … full read/full credit”

http://indefinitelywild.gizmodo.com/zimbabwe-drops-charges-against-lion-murder-walter-palme-1736093799

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~~GRAPHIC SOURCE~~ 

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A dear blogger friend taught me this concept.

You can find Michelle here: http://mchelsmusings.wordpress.com/

~IN HER OWN WORDS~

IOTD” is image of the day, a concept I came up with. I teach visual meditative therapy – or in easy terms – a mini mental holiday. For some people it is very difficult for them to get their image right. I post an image a day for people to use in their mini mental vacay. Some are serious, some are silly, and some are just beautiful!”

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#IOTD #ImageOfTheDay #359 #DearBloggerFriend #HerOwnWords #Serious #Silly #JustBeautiful #Zimbabwe #DropsCharges #LionMurderer #WalterPalmer #AmericanDentist #PapersInOrder #CecilTheLion #HwangeNationalPark #LionLuredIllegally #AvoidedJailTime #

#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexachwordpress

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We ALL are ONE!! 

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IOTD …. Images of the day, #309 …. “Cecil, the Lion … and his cubs”!!


CecilBaby

~~August 19, 2015~~

CECIL THE LION AND HIS CUBS

Don’t forget about him

Cecil was a 13-year-old male Southwest African lion (Panthera leo bleyenberghi) who primarily lived in the Hwange National Park in Matabeleland North, Zimbabwe. He was a major attraction at the park and was being studied and tracked by the University of Oxford as part of a larger study.

Cecil was wounded with an arrow by Walter Palmer, an American recreational big-game hunter, was then tracked, and on 1 July 2015, approximately 40 hours later, killed with a rifle.

The killing drew international media attention and sparked outrage among animal conservationists, politicians and celebrities, as well as a strong negative response against Palmer. Two other men are being prosecuted in relation to the hunt, and the Zimbabwean government has stated it will seek Palmer’s extradition.

“As it appears in …. full read/full credit’

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cecil_(lion)

DogB

A dear blogger friend taught me this concept.

You can find Michelle here: http://mchelsmusings.wordpress.com/

~IN HER OWN WORDS~

IOTD” is image of the day, a concept I came up with. I teach visual meditative therapy – or in easy terms – a mini mental holiday. For some people it is very difficult for them to get their image right. I post an image a day for people to use in their mini mental vacay. Some are serious, some are silly, and some are just beautiful!”’

DogB

#IOTD #ImagesOfTheDay #309 #CecilTheLion #HisCubs #SouthwestAfricanLion  #PantheraLeoBleyenberghi #HwangeNationalPark #MatabelelandNorth #Zimbabwe #PoachedAndKilled #AmericanRecreationalBigGame #Hunter

#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexachwordpress

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PALMER’S DENTAL CLINIC REOPENS

Only ONE Brave Lady Came Out to Protest the Reopening of Palmer’s Dental Clinic

She needs your help!

With the opening of the clinic, only ONE protester came out to protest. Brenda Spencer was the only protester standing in the parking lot with a sign waving at the patients going into the clinic. Thank you Brenda! I’m sure Cecil was proud of your courage and dedication to the animal kingdom.

“As it appears in …. full read/full credit”

https://cecilspride.wordpress.com/2015/08/17/only-one-brave-lady-came-out-to-protest-the-reopening-of-palmers-dental-clinic/

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~~GALLERY~~

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We ALL are ONE!! 

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To start the day … “Beyond #CecilTheLion … “!!


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~~August 8, 20 15~~

CECIL THE LION

I was traveling when this terrible tragedy happened.

I wasn’t near my PC and had no opportunity to post about this. I was following this story very closely on social media and found so many graphics and memes.

I was beyond myself, like many others, that this wonderful animal had been taken from this Earth in such a way.

Yet, this happens very frequently.

I’ve posted about trophy hunters, caned hunting, poaching, dwindling numbers of protected species among other topics.

The only one good thing about Cecil’s killing and worldwide outrage is that the issue of poaching and trophy hunting has been brought to the collective awareness.

Let’s hope that this doesn’t face away.

HortyRex©

SpearB

AS MANY KNOW

Cecil was a 13-year-old male Southwest African lion (Panthera leo bleyenberghi) who primarily lived in the Hwange National Park in Matabeleland North, Zimbabwe. He was a major attraction at the park and was being studied and tracked by the University of Oxford as part of a larger study.

Cecil was shot by Walter Palmer, an American recreational big-game hunter, from Minnesota, who had wounded him with an arrow. Cecil was then tracked, and on 1 July 2015, approximately 40 hours later, was killed with a rifle.

The killing drew international media attention and sparked outrage among animal conservationists, politicians and celebrities, as well as a strong negative response against Palmer. Two other men are being prosecuted in relation to the hunt, and the Zimbabwean government has stated it will seek Palmer’s extradition.

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Walter Palmer reportedly paid US$50,000 to a professional hunter/guide, Theo Bronkhorst, to enable him to kill a lion.

Cecil was allegedly lured out of the sanctuary where he was shot and wounded with an arrow. He was tracked, and approximately 40 hours later was killed with a rifle. He was then skinned and his head was removed.

When his headless skeleton was found by park investigators, his tracking collar was missing.

“As it appears in … full read/full credit”

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cecil_(lion)

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~~GALLERY~~

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~~Beyond #CeciltheLion~~

~~Published on Aug 7, 2015~~

The trophy hunting of Cecil the Lion by Walter Palmer became a global subject of outrage, and the world did anything but sit still. Here are some of the ways Cecil’s sad death was a force for good.

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*After Cecil The Lion’s Death, Airlines Refuse To Ship Exotic Hunting Trophies*

Airlines this week began refusing to ship exotic animal-hunting trophies amid global revulsion to the killing of Cecil the lion.

Delta led the charge on Monday, announcing a ban on the freight shipment of all lion, leopard, elephant, rhinoceros and buffalo trophies worldwide. American Airlines soon followed suit, refusing to transport the same list of creatures, as well as many other airlines outside the USA.

“As it appears in … full read/full credit”

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/airlines-exotic-animal-trophies-cecil_55c0f839e4b0a50ad0aa8de9

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#ToStartTheDay #CecilTheLion #BeyondCecilTheLion #13YearOldMale #SouthwestAfricanLion #PantheraLeoBleyenberghi #HwangeNationalPark #MatabelelandNorth #Zimbabwe #WalterPalmer #AmericanRecreationalBigGameHunter #Minnesota #BowAndArrow #ShotWithRifle #Airlines #TrophyHunting #TakePictures #RealMan #BeFair #WildCRU #ArtofAaronBlaise #TheLaceyAct #Photoshop

#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexachwordpress

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HONORING CECIL

~~Speed Paint – Photoshop Cecil the Lion~~

~~Published on Jul 30, 2015~~

The Art of Aaron Blaise

Cecil the lion in early July was lured out of his reserve in Zimbabwe and killed by American trophy hunter, Walter Palmer. Watch as Aaron creates a moving tribute to Cecil the lion.

PRINTS NOW AVAILABLE: https://creatureartteacher.com/cecil-…
100% Of Profits going to WildCRU – The organization originally, studying and protecting Cecil and his pride.

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We ALL are connected through NATURE!! 

in honour of cecil the lion

We ALL are ONE!! 

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