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Old Yesterday, 06:55 PM
 
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These narcissists knew exactly what they were doing with this social media photo.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/couple-ki...091634355.html

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A couple photographed kissing next to a lion they have just killed while on safari has caused outrage.

Darren and Carolyn Carter, from Edmonton in Canada, posed for the camera minutes after shooting dead the animal while trophy hunting in South Africa.

“Hard work in the hot Kalahari sun,” they wrote underneath the picture posted online. “A monster lion.”
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Old Yesterday, 06:58 PM
 
Location: SGV
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Definitely a calculated move for a payday.
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Old Yesterday, 07:00 PM
 
Location: North Alabama
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I assume the country in which they were guests was quite thankful for the revenue.
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Old Yesterday, 07:01 PM
 
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Important to note that big game hunters are only legally allowed to hunt older/sick/dying animals on reservations. The (very high) fees they pay to do so goes towards conservation efforts. Itís not as bad as it appears.
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Old Yesterday, 07:01 PM
 
Location: Dublin, OH
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How cruel...I would never be able to shoot a beautiful animal. And all for a stupid trophy? That's inhumane. At least the hunters I do know only hunt deer and will use all of the meat they have.
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Old Yesterday, 07:08 PM
 
Location: USA
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Important to note that big game hunters are only legally allowed to hunt older/sick/dying animals on reservations. The (very high) fees they pay to do so goes towards conservation efforts. Itís not as bad as it appears.
^^^This. Weird yes. Illegal or irresponsible. No.
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Old Yesterday, 07:09 PM
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Location: Texas
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Important to note that big game hunters are only legally allowed to hunt older/sick/dying animals on reservations. The (very high) fees they pay to do so goes towards conservation efforts. Itís not as bad as it appears.
Then it's even less of a real "sport" if the animal has no chance. All the person has to do is know how to shoot a gun, which is a basic skill, any six year old could do it.
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Old Yesterday, 07:21 PM
 
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^^^This. Weird yes. Illegal or irresponsible. No.
Agree. Culling, or whatever euphemism you care to use has its place. You HOPE those permit funds actually get where they're needed. Never understood the need to pose with a bloody carcass or brag about it. Always seems to devalue the animal in favor of yourself. But they aren't really doing it for the animal anyway.
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Old Yesterday, 08:50 PM
 
Location: Middle of the Pacific Ocean
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What savage beasts they are to take the life of such a wonderful creature.

I am and will always remain opposed to trophy hunting. And spare me about how the lion meat will be used to feed the hungry in those areas; lion is not and has never been a significant part of the diet in those parts and is unnecessary for sustenance.

Even if you are not against such hunting, the posing they did is disrespectful to the life that they took. I have been taught by many hunters that the taking of another life is a sacred thing, and nothing to be celebrated like some sick accomplishment.
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Old Yesterday, 09:00 PM
 
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These narcissists knew exactly what they were doing with this social media photo.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/couple-ki...091634355.html
Who cares?
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