Saturday, May 27, 2017

Murderer of Big Game in Africa Dies When Elephant Falls on Him

Draw Your Own Conclusions

The sport of hunting and killing big game like elephants doesn’t seem to be sport or hunting.  All that is needed is a gun and a willingness to pull the trigger.  No marksmanship required, the target is huge. 

So here is some news that will not sadden most decent people even if it involves the death of a person.  First the details on the death of a man hunting elephants in a national park who were breeding.  Great sports.

Botha was leading a group of hunters western Zimbabwe on Friday afternoon when they stumbled upon a breeding herd of elephants in Hwange National Parkthe Telegraph reported.

Startled, three elephant cows charged the group. Botha opened fire, according to News24, but a fourth elephant rammed him from the side, lifting him with her trunk. One of his fellow hunters then fired a shot. The elephant collapsed on top of Botha, killing him, News24 reported.

And here’s some background to ease anyone who is grieving.

“Theunis Botha perfected Leopard and Lion hunting safaris with hounds in Africa,” his website reads. It advertises “a passionate and professional hunting outfitter operation focused on giving his clients a unique exiting African safari experience.”

video on the website shows camouflaged hunters riding boats, trucks and small planes into the African wilderness, intense music pulsing in the background. The hunters can be seen using their rifles to fell elephants, leopards, crocodile and other animals. Photos on the page show them grinning and standing over their kills.

Now go ahead, make that check out to the NRA.

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