July 29, 2015

Hunting the hunter: PETA wants lion-hunting dentist ‘hanged’

Rebel Staff

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has called for the extradition – and subsequent execution – of the American dentist implicated in the killing of Cecil the lion in a statement released Tuesday. 

Condemning the shooting, PETA President Ingrid Newkirk said:

“Hunting is a coward’s pastime. 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. To get a thrill at the cost of a life, this man gunned down a beloved lion, Cecil with a high-powered weapon. All wild animals are beloved by their own mates and infants, but to hunters like this overblown, over-privileged little man, who lack empathy, understanding, and respect for living creatures, they are merely targets to kill, decapitate, and hang up on a wall as a trophy. The photograph of this dentist, smiling over the corpse of another animal, who, like Cecil, wanted only to be left in peace, will disgust every caring soul in the world.”

Walter J. Palmer, a U.S. citizen from the Minnesota suburb of Eden Prairie, allegedly paid $50,000 to kill Cecil, a 13-year-old male lion, reportedly the most famous creature in Hwange National Park, during a big game hunting trip to Zimbabwe. According to reports, Palmer has denied any illegality and has said that he “relied on the expertise of my local and professional guides to ensure a legal hunt.”

As reported by the Daily Telegraph, Palmer said: “In early July, I was in Zimbabwe on a bow hunting trip for big game. I hired several professional guides, and they secured all proper permits. To my knowledge, everything about this trip was legal and properly handled and conducted.”

“I had no idea that the lion I took was a known, local favourite, was collared and part of a study until the end of the hunt.”

Cecil was being monitored as part of an Oxford University study into lion conservation, according to the BBC.

Despite his plea of ignorance however, and displaying an iota of regret, Palmer added: “I have not been contacted by authorities in Zimbabwe or in the U.S. about this situation, but will assist them in any inquiries they may have. Again, I deeply regret that my pursuit of an activity I love and practice responsibly and legally resulted in the taking of this lion.”

After Palmer was outed as the hunter responsible for killing Cecil, mass hysteria broke out across social media platforms, forcing the dentist to go into hiding.

According to the Minneapolis Star Tribune, the father-of-two’s dental practice was closed when reporters went to knock on the door and a note left on his family home referred callers to a public relations company in Minneapolis.

Moreover, the Yelp.com page for Palmer’s business has been inundated with aggressive ‘reviews’, with posters publishing an array of aggressive insults featuring a heavy dose of colourful language.

“What an ASS you are Palmer! You are obviously a piece of crap of a human being [sic],” wrote a user named Andrew V.

Even Sharon Osbourne, the wife of Black Sabbath singer-songwriter Ozzy Osbourne, launched a diatribe of her own:


Zimbabwean authorities have arrested two men – Theo Bronchorst, a professional hunter, and Honest Trymore Ndlovu, a local landowner – on poaching charges in connection with the killing. According to CNN, the two men have since been released on bail of $1000 each. But, if convicted, the men face up to 15 years in prison.

Implying that the killing of Cecil was illegal, a statement from the Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority and Safari Operators Association of Zimbabwe said: “Ongoing investigations to date suggest that […] the landowner was not allocated a lion on his hunting quota for 2015.

CNN has reported that officials from the Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force allege that the hunters lured Cecil out of the relative safety of the Hwange National Park with a dead animal on top of a vehicle before shooting him with a crossbow. The lion then survived for another 40 hours until the hunters tracked him down and shot him with a gun.


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commented 2015-10-20 10:50:09 -0400
I would cut half his tougue off and one of his two balls cut out tied to his bed.
commented 2015-09-13 12:49:11 -0400
Animal rights activists show a remarkable disregard for human life. How about some ethical treatment for human beings like Walter Palmer? PETA should not be spreading hatred. That makes them worse than animals.
commented 2015-08-18 09:48:49 -0400
@ Paul Dunbar……. Thank you for what is probably the finest example of a run-on sentence I have seen in some time.
commented 2015-08-08 16:36:44 -0400
KYLE killing a dime a dozen coyote is not in the same world as compared to hunting and killing of this lion.This lion was a local ICON and was totally protected animal.IF this Big Game hunter was a decent man and human being he would have reported the kill as soon as he saw the monitor collar on said animal PLUS I for one don’t believe he knew nothing of the baiting of this Cat thus enticing it to cross park bounderys to private land and He surely should have made sure this land owner actually had legal license for cat hunting which the land owner did not this dentist if u care to read his history
has lied to Authoritys on previous occasians
commented 2015-07-31 11:25:47 -0400
Not sure how many people even understand the concept of a “guided hunt” but I’m pretty sure the guy paid to have all the permits etc. handled before he even got there. I’m not a big hunter, but I can understand the thing about hunting African big game. I’m pretty sure generally there isn’t alot of “cowardice” involved when hunting an animal that could easily kill you and your guides, with a bow and arrow. Something about the whole situation makes me think the guides were likely a bit more to blame in this situation, it may have been an easy mark and a known location for such an animal. It wouldn’t be the first time someone has been “guided” on to a trophy that was in or near a National Park or something of the sort by an unscrupulous “guide”. Do I agree with that? No. I can understand why someone would want to hunt a lion, especially with a bow, and I think the guy that did it had likely paid alot of money for what he probably viewed as a hunt of a lifetime, and is regretting it pretty badly now, due to the ignorance and fanaticism of “social media” and people that only view most of the world through either a TV, computer screen, or smartphone. The biggest thing about most of the uproar I’ve seen (which is limited, as I can’t usually be bothered to waste my time listening to the rants of morons..) is that I would always like to see the opposite side of the coin, in an instance, say where said lion (which even though it is in a National Park, and well known, is still a very wild and very dangerous animal) got into a nearby school, and killed several children, or attacked a family of tourists to the park that was dumb enough to get out of their vehicle. I can just imagine the horror…. I view the situation in my home city as being the same, so many people mortified by the killing of coyotes right until someones poodle gets nabbed by one.
commented 2015-07-31 09:49:02 -0400
PETA wants the hunter hanged ? That’s rich ! I am not a hunter and I never have hunted anything but I think all issues need to be put in a proper perspective. PETA has killed over 10,000 healthy dogs over the past several years . It operates the largest kill shelter in the U.S. A few years ago it was convicted of killing dogs in its van and dumping the bodies into dumpsters behind supermarkets. A veterinarian sued PETA when he gave it a healthy Dalmatian dog and was told they would find a home for it and they killed it even before they got back to their base. In their demented mind , no one could love dogs more than them so they will never be able to find homes worthy of the dogs so they kill them to put them out of their misery. This is the logic and defense used by crazy parents who kill their children. This is all found on Google.
Hang the lion killer ? Hang Ingrid Newkirk ! – crazy ass twat.
commented 2015-07-30 21:05:41 -0400
John Albertan – Bingo!
commented 2015-07-30 15:13:29 -0400
So PETA President Ingrid Newkirk says ‘the dentist’, “… needs to be extradited, charged, and, preferably, hanged.”, for doing something perfectly legal, moral and beneficial for the eco-system – hunting.
Since she refers to hunting as a “coward’s pastime”, among other things, and I have to assume she’s referring to all hunters and therefore all eaters of meat. That’s a lot of people you’re insulting Ingrid…but you’re welcome to your opinion…such as it is…
So then, I guess the head PETAphile and her fellow travelers and sycophants would therefore have to be okay with the state issuing tags for lunatics, ne’er-do-wells and other undesirables, like animal-rights-activist-idiots – or is Miss Newkirk more into employing lynch mobs to serve her brand of ‘justice’?
Those African lions are beautiful wild creatures, fast, powerful, ferocious, man-eaters…
I live in Grizzly bear/mountain lion country, they are also fast, powerful, ferocious man-eaters…who are also beautiful, wild, large predators. The North American big cats attack bi-peds from behind usually, silently and from above. They try to bite the head or the neck as they cling to you and rend you with their claws. I would have no qualms about shooting one of those monsters in the right circumstance, so my perspective in the shooting of Cecil the wild lion may show it in a different light.
Since urban areas tend to breed liberalism – and PETAphiles – these self righteous ignoramuses cannot understand anything of the real world outside their urban/liberal cess-pits and robot programming, and that’s why they make such incredible fools of themselves expressing their ‘opinions’.
Liberalism is a mental disorder.
commented 2015-07-30 11:50:45 -0400
I am opposed to these sort of “canned hunts”, but this seems to have been turned into the social outrage De jour. Got to agree with Bravo Zulu; Where is outrage over people having their heads sawed off, drowned in cages, or thrown to their death off of buildings?
commented 2015-07-30 11:06:58 -0400
that is the problem with social media, the instant belief in headlines and no further depth of research. Our society is brainwashed to react, not seek and confirm the full story. We are becoming docile in challenging the reaction, fearful of the extreme actions that could come from a contrarian viewpoint.
commented 2015-07-30 07:37:11 -0400
If only they were as concerned for the millions of human babies ripped apart alive and their body parts black marketed by ghouls like so much dog food, then I may take them seriously. Until the day when they prioritize human misery over that of some musty old lion, I figure they wear bozo noses when they spew their clown party priorities in public.
commented 2015-07-30 01:18:45 -0400
Hanged? Hardly…….

However, anybody who would shoot an animal with an arrow and not put it out of it’s misery for 40 hours is a low-life. Not a hunter; a low-life. I’m a hunter. That doesn’t happen when I hunt – not ever. Period.
commented 2015-07-30 00:11:34 -0400
I do believe in trying to preserve endangered species and I’m not not really into thrill hunting however, I think it is not necessary to become a people hater to be an animal lover. Unfortunately the animal activist world is full extremists. This does go to demonstrate when your life lacks true purpose you will invent something to fill the void and often it will take you down to it’s illogical conclusions.
commented 2015-07-29 23:31:39 -0400
Well, ‘slamics are throwing homosexuals off tall buildings and getting kids to cut off people’s heads – about ten people get miffed.

Kill one lion and the world get into a “kill the dentist” rage.

The lefties have won.
commented 2015-07-29 21:45:52 -0400
I personally don’t agree with sports hunting. I suppose that’s because I don’t really understand it. As someone who has hunted most of his life for the freezer and the dinner table, sports hunting to me seems like something a child pretending to be all grown up would do, but that’s just me. I can’t justify killing something I’m not going to eat. However, there’s a big difference in the sanctity of life that exists between a human being and an animal. Sharon Osbourne has completely lost the ability to make that distinction, and her wish for harm to befall, not just the Dentist, but also his family who have done nothing, shows just how far off course her moral compass has deflected. I believe we have an obligation to treat animals humanly, sparing them as much pain and discomfort as is humanly possible. But when PETA places the value of human life on the same level, or even a lower level, than the lives of all other living organisms, their hypocrisy knows no limit. First of all, plants are living organisms as well, and various laboratory studies have shown that plants also have feelings, demonstrated by the way they respond to various external stimuli, so they should stop eating plants. Secondly, if they truly believe all life is of equal value, why haven’t they embarked on a global campaign to reach all carnivores (such as lions) to try to convince them to stop eating other animals? Do they not value wildebeests and zebras as much as lions? And thirdly, they themselves should stop eating, consuming or using anything that contributes to the destruction of wildlife habitat, or contributes to the carbon footprint of humanity on this planet. Instead, they should dig a shallow pit, crawl down into it and stay there until they die, thus providing nourishment to surrounding vegetation, as well as countless maggots, blow flies and a host of other micro organisms.
commented 2015-07-29 21:41:23 -0400
I think this guy is an idiot. I cannot understand the idea of just going out to kill something. Not to eat, or to clothe yourself….just for the “thrill” of killing. The lack of empathy and respect for the animal bothers me and definitely makes me wonder about that person and what they are capable of. And anyone who still does this kind of thing (usually wealthy white guys), is just asking for it considering anything these days can be recorded and used against you. Duh. I am no animal rights activist, however, ethical treatment of animals (the transportation and treatment of industrial farm animals in particular) is severely lacking. If you want to feel what it’s like to kill something, point the gun at your head and fire away. Yeah, and I’m a die hard Conservative…
commented 2015-07-29 21:25:07 -0400
Didn’t Sharon’s husband use to make a living biting the heads off of live bats, on stage?
commented 2015-07-29 21:06:28 -0400
Lion killed by hunter, all hell to pay on social media and others. Human Christians murdered by ISIS in the thousands. “CRICKETTS
commented 2015-07-29 20:54:44 -0400
Although killing the lion was unnecessary and cruel but why is there this major outcry over an animal and yet it is perfectly acceptable to do partial birth abortions. Pulling the BABY apart with forceps? Where is the equal outrage from PETA over the murder of humans? There is a call for “post-birth abortions”….yup if the little one is an unnecessary inconvenience for Mommy then wham…you’re dead little one…no murder charge…some suggestions are for up to age 4 in cases of Downs Syndrome or any other disability. I can imagine what the outcry would be for animal abortion clinic; full term, pulling the puppy or kitty apart piece by piece!
commented 2015-07-29 20:51:54 -0400
Andy Mirlach, point made. The left live in a twisted world.
commented 2015-07-29 20:49:11 -0400
I recall a short story that I read many years ago about a man who hunted people one on one. Since PETA wants this man dead the PETA president might be willing to do it herself, each will be given a crossbow (the weapon that I believe was used to hunt the lion). Don’t hunt myself but do have friends that bow hunt and I think they would describe hunting a lion as ,advantage lion.
commented 2015-07-29 19:46:16 -0400
Hunters should be executed while the left looks the other way while Planned Parenthood markets the body parts of unborn babies?
commented 2015-07-29 19:34:51 -0400
I don’t get it. Sharon Osbourne calls him a killer. Now, I can’t prove this, but I’m pretty sure that Cecil the lion wasn’t a vegetarian. So is it only okay for lions to be killers?
commented 2015-07-29 19:19:06 -0400
The people that team social media for the purpose of destroying someone’s life should be punished to the full extend of the law.