Trophy Killing Apologists Scrambling to Justify their Behavior and it Isn’t Working

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As expected following the news the last few days about the illegal killing of Cecil the Lion in Zimbabwe by an American dentist, the killing cartels and their apologists have taken to various media outlets to defend their “sport” and continue to foster the lie that it has something to do with real “conservation.”

One of the most absurd one that I read today came from a frequent apologist for wildlife killers, Rocky Barker of the Idaho Statesman. Barker talks about how the killing of Cecil was a “stupid act” but then goes on to espouse the “benefits” of trophy killing.

People who universally condemn hunters because of Palmer’s act don’t understand the critical role hunters play in conservation. The Safari Club, which promotes trophy hunting and conservation, suspended Palmer’s membership Wednesday, along with that…

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Windows 10 is spying on almost everything you do – here’s how to opt out

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Windows 10 is amazing. Windows 10 is fantastic. Windows 10 is glorious. Windows 10 is faster, smoother and more user-friendly than any Windows operating system that has come before it. Windows 10 is everything Windows 8 should have been, addressing nearly all of the major problems users had with Microsoft’s previous-generation platform in one fell swoop.

But there’s something you should know: As you read this article from your newly upgraded PC, Windows 10 is also spying on nearly everything you do.

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It’s your own fault if you don’t know that Windows 10 is spying on you. That’s what people always say when users fail to read through a company’s terms of service document, right?

Well, here is Microsoft’s 12,000-word service agreement. Some of it is probably in English. We’re pretty…

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What Drives Trophy Hunters Like Walter Palmer?

Spanish Town Nixes Bullfighting

Emilio Cogliani

Textbooks over toros! A cash-strapped Spanish town is redirecting bullfighting funds to a program that provides books for local children.

Villafranca de los Caballeros, a small town an hour and a half’s drive from Madrid, has celebrated its annual summer festival with a traditional bullfightfor more than a decade. But this year the town plans to use its 18,000 euro (about $19,765) bullfighting budget to help families that can’t afford school supplies buybooks for their children, the Guardian reported.The majority socialist town council approved the proposal Thursday.

Mayor Julin Bolaos told The Huffington Post that despite the vote, his town isn’t opposed to bullfights, which draw the ire ofanimals rights activistsand can befatal for participants.?I am not anti-bullfighting, although I see bullfighting as a shameful spectacle. I don?t like to watch an animal being abused to death, but I am not…

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No, Big Game Hunting Does Not Secretly Help Conservation Efforts

Emilio Cogliani

Courtesy of Youtube

In the wake of the loss of Cecil the Lion, leading conservationists open up about big game hunting–and the bunk “population control” justifications for it.

Anyone who has not yet heard about the tragic killing of Cecil the lion–the subject of an Oxford University research study and beloved Hwange National Park resident–might as well be living under a rock. The outrage surrounding the incident has been relentless: on the last three days on Twitter alone, 1.5 million pronouncements have been made about the black-maned lion and Walter Palmer, the hunter/dentist who hunted him down earlier this month. And that’s saying nothing of the tens of thousands of petition-signers, Yelp activists, and news outlets chasing the story.

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Cecil did not die in vain. Millions of readers and wildlife-lovers have had their sympathies roused by Cecil’s death, and the conversation surrounding conservation…

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