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Old 08-15-2017, 08:57 AM
 
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''An Argentinian man in Namibia was trampled and killed by an elephant Saturday, according to the Namibia Press Agency Monday. Jose Monzalvez, 46, was hunting in a group Saturday afternoon when he was trampled by an elephant in a private wildlife area 70 kilometers (43 miles) from the town of Kalkfeld.''

'' “I do think that elephants are becoming more aggressive towards humans in very compressed areas where they are being shot at and harassed,” Caitlin O’Connell-Rodwell, a biologist at Stanford University, said to National Geographic in a June 2005 phone interview.''

Argentinian Hunter Trampled And Killed By Elephant In Namibia

Well, he wanted to kill an elephant, but the elephant got him first. Good for the elephant. I have no sympathy for trophy hunters.
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Old 08-15-2017, 10:02 AM
 
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Score one for the good guys!
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Old 08-15-2017, 10:35 AM
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Sympathy-o-meter registering zero.
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Old 08-15-2017, 10:37 AM
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''An Argentinian man in Namibia was trampled and killed by an elephant Saturday, according to the Namibia Press Agency Monday. Jose Monzalvez, 46, was hunting in a group Saturday afternoon when he was trampled by an elephant in a private wildlife area 70 kilometers (43 miles) from the town of Kalkfeld.''

'' “I do think that elephants are becoming more aggressive towards humans in very compressed areas where they are being shot at and harassed,” Caitlin O’Connell-Rodwell, a biologist at Stanford University, said to National Geographic in a June 2005 phone interview.''

Argentinian Hunter Trampled And Killed By Elephant In Namibia

Well, he wanted to kill an elephant, but the elephant got him first. Good for the elephant. I have no sympathy for trophy hunters.
Who are invariably narcissists. Trophy hunting is above all else an act of ego worship.
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Old 08-15-2017, 10:54 AM
 
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Who are invariably narcissists. Trophy hunting is above all else an act of ego worship.
I would agree with that. Hunting for food in order to survive is one thing. But hunting just to kill and collect a trophy is something entirely different, and I have no respect for those who do it.
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Old 08-15-2017, 11:45 AM
 
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In my opinion, there is no viable reason to hunt elephants just for a trophy.
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Old 08-15-2017, 12:55 PM
 
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I've got no problem hunting animals for food but trophy hunting is wrong on every level.
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Old 08-15-2017, 01:14 PM
 
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I'm personally against sport hunting in general but I've never heard a GOOD reason for trophy hunting except it gives sad people an ego boost since using a high powered rifle to take down an animal is somehow fun. I can respect if you hunt deer and stuff, but wolves, giraffes, elephants, and zebras? What. Is. The. FREAKING. Point???

Literally saw a picture of someone holding up a dead giraffe and people defending the person were literally saying giraffes are a menace to society/person is just feeding the locals (who don't even eat giraffes in general FYI)/dangerous animals/and saying it's not like they're endangered so why care. Ugh.
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Old 08-15-2017, 01:51 PM
 
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Why wouldn't an intelligent animal that is being threatened by a bipedal predator kill it? Why is anyone surprised by this? Do they assume that large animals without fangs or claws are doormats?
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Old 08-15-2017, 01:53 PM
 
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[quote=Mike555;49196507]

'' “I do think that elephants are becoming more aggressive towards humans in very compressed areas where they are being shot at and harassed,” Caitlin O’Connell-Rodwell, a biologist at Stanford University, said to National Geographic in a June 2005 phone interview.''
/QUOTE]

Caitlin dear, sounds like you are not part of the world's brain trust. The elephant figured it out before you did.
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