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rhino | I'VE BEEN HUNTED INTO NEAR EXTINCTION FOR THE PAST 60 YEARS BUT PEOPLE GO NUTS OVER 1 LION? | image tagged in rhino | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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Picard Wtf Meme | BECAUSE THEY WEREN'T ABLE TO PIN YOUR MURDERS ON A RICH WHITE GUY | image tagged in memes,picard wtf | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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In June 2008, it was reported that the species may have gone extinct in the wild, since none of these four known remaining individuals had been seen since 2006. As of 2011, this population is now considered to have probably gone extinct.
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Not to mention that most of them were killed to make "medicine" in China with the horns. To reduce fevers... AFTER real medicine, like tylenol and aspirin was invented.

Don't get me wrong, I'm no animal activist, and I don't pretend to be. But, if you're going to be upset, be upset at the most egregious offenders.
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Picard Wtf Meme | WHY WOULD I LIMIT MYSELF TO BEING MAD AT ONLY THE WORST OFFENDERS? | image tagged in memes,picard wtf | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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Yeah, it's like saying we should only be mad at Hitler.
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It's more like saying we should be angry at a guy who was responsible for killing one Jew and not mad at the one responsible for killing millions.
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No, it's more like saying we should be angry about one guy killing one Jew, but allow ourselves to be distracted from various individuals killing various other individuals, because if we ever actually applied ourselves to understanding the underlying causes of things and fixing them, we might have to stop being lazy. No... Noo.... NOOOO!
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As long as you pay a ridiculous sum of money the African government doesn't care if you kill lions. The only reason there is an outrage this time is because it was one of their tourist attractions. Greed is the only reason that people can hunt a lion legally.
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That's a good point... but like your post below states, you can't pin it on a rich white guy and the media didn't tell anyone to be mad about it. Kind of like murders in our country.
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This is just like the Skark fin soup.
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Exactly. They leave the entire animals to die (in the shark's case they are thrown back in alive with no fins).
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It's a really cruel thing to do to animals :(
And the fishers have hundreds of the fins. They're only looking at the short-term effects rather than the long-term effects, which is very unwise.
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What the fuc.k is this
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Hah, orangutans are some ugly animals.
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If you're going to get upset by a news story, at least read it. Or know what it contains. He had no clue until the end of the hunt that this was "Cecil". $50,000 is also the going rate to hunt a lion. The African government profits from the deaths of these animals... you're telling me that nobody should be mad at them? They could easily outlaw the hunting. But... I guess you really don't know anything about it.
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Actually, it is you that lack the knowledge here. Outlawing hunting will actually result in the death of all the animals. Why? Money would be made by selling the land, making it no longer habitable by the animals giving them no place to live. Also poaching is reduced in the areas that allow hunting because the poachers know if they are caught while someone is hunting, most likely they will get shot. The highest poaching rate and overall death rate of animals is in areas in which hunting is not legal. And if you really knew much about the history, there are about 1/3rd of the animals in Africa today than there were 40 years ago. This is equal to the reduction in habitable land as well. Hunting actually controls animal populations, and regulated hunts help take out problematic animals (those that threaten nearby villages or different packs. The animal population in areas in which hunting is allowed has increased or stayed steady, whereas the areas in which hunting is illegal has declined.

BTW, the hunt by this dentist is actually about $20K higher than the average hunt in Africa, and that is even including doing a full mount. A lion trophy hunt is around $23K. A full mount is $4,250, airfare around $2K, and a weekend stay for the hunt another $1,200. An easy $3,500 can be reduced if you only do a head mount instead.
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That's a mighty long post to say "I'm full of shit".
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I choose to actually supply evidence to my claims, rather than being a moron that says "you're wrong cause I say so".
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I think you've missed the entire point. Rhinos were hunted into near extinction (full extinction for 1 subspecies). 1 million animals... reduced to under 5,000. This was ENTIRELY due to hunting (yes, poaching is hunting). The full reason behind this is human greed (the poacher banking from ivory/rhino horn etc) and what amounts to retardation (thinking rhino horn can cure anything). I'm not against hunting by any means, and yes, at times it can help a population. However, even the top minds in the field state that this is not the case with endangered species. Reference - provided for you pleasure.

Even though sports hunting may have helped the white rhino (a species still targeted by poachers), issuing permits for a threatened or endangered species is concerning, she said. For instance, lions, elephants and rhinos face myriad threats, including habitat loss, poaching, unsustainable sport hunting, disease and conflict with humans.

"For these species, we absolutely oppose any human activities that contribute to additional mortalities, and that includes sport hunting," Garrigan said.
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Your whole argument is invalid the moment you said that hunt and poaching are one and the same.
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