Oh Karma… Trophy Hunting Italian Vet Meets His Demise While Hunting Wild Birds
December 15, 2016
A veterinarian who posed next to a lion he had killed recently died after falling off a 100-foot ravine while shooting birds. For a story like this, one would probably assume that we would take some sort of almost celebratory stance in the face of a hunter facing karma, but we’re kinda not going to go there. A man is dead, lions are being hunted for trinkets and the entire thing is pretty much awful.
Luciano Ponzetto is a veterinarian who received massive backlash after posting this photo.
After posting the photo of him with the lion, Ponzetto was forced to step down as medical director of a kennel business, even though he felt he “did nothing wrong.” Sadly, this is a fallacy that many trophy hunters believe, but it doesn’t change the fact that African lions are highly endangered in the wild. According to a report in National Geographic, “Approximately 600 lions are killed every year on trophy hunts, including lions in populations that are already declining from other threats.” It is easy for trophy hunters to see their kill as “just one animal,” but that fails to recognize that these animals exist in an ecosystem. Adult male lions are the favorite of hunters because of their prowess, but males play a very important role in stabilizing the pride. Reportedly, the death of a male lion, “can lead to more lion deaths as outside males compete to take over the pride.”
Further, the practice of “canned” hunting has gained traction in the past few decades. Here, lions are bred in captivity for the sole purpose of being auctioned off to trophy hunters who gun them down within the safety of an enclosure that animals have no hope of escaping from. According to Born Free USA’s Adam Roberts, despite the fact that lions have experienced a rate of decline of 50 percent in the past three generations, the trade in lions continues to rise — from 5,418 declared exports of lion specimens from 2003-2007 to 9,400 from 2008-2013 — elevating the threat that international trade represents for the species. With this in mind, it is never okay to glorify the killing of a lion for the sake of our entertainment.
While we can definitely understand the sentiments of those who regard Ponzetto, and those like him, with fury, we don’t celebrate anyone’s death (human or animal) and see the entire situation as utterly senseless. Ponzetto passed away after falling down a 100-foot ravine while shooting birds. Yes, it might seem karma-tic, but the fact is, he should have never been in that situation in the first place. We have to ask ourselves if the “thrill of the hunt” is really worth risking your own life – while deliberately taking that of another.
Here’s a novel concept that can keep this situation from happening in the future. Let’s leave the wildlife alone. Instead of going to shoot big game, why not take a trip to simply appreciate these animals in their natural state? You can also support organizations like the World Society for the Protection of Animals and the World Wildlife Fund who are working towards conservation – without killing.
Donald Trump’s sons are proud “big game” hunters who pose with the dead exotic animals after they’ve murdered them. Donald Trump defends the practice saying “My sons love to hunt.” Demand the Trump family stop slaughtering innocent and majestic creatures.
Leopards are being murdered by trophy hunters for sport, threatening the species’ survival. Urge authorities to protect leopards and ensure the import of their body parts is stopped by classifying the species as endangered.
Americans were responsible for half of all lions killed during the last decade and have slaughtered countless endangered animals, according to a recent report. Despite these facts, it is still legal for hunters to bring their kills home. Demand a ban on animal “trophy” imports in order to dissuade future hunters and protect wildlife.
The leopard is one of five game most desired by hunters along with lion, rhino, buffalo and elephant [Themba Hadebe/AP]
It costs up to $20,000 to shoot a leopard and foreign hunters will be refunded deposits with the cats’ numbers unclear.
South Africa has banned the leopard hunt for the 2016 season – the first time in decades hunters with deep pockets cannot target the so-called “Big 5” game animals in the country.
The temporary ban comes in the wake of a global uproar last year over the killing ofCecil the Lion in Zimbabwe by a US dentist.
The decision to ban the leopard hunt, however, was driven by science, not emotion.
South African Environment Minister Edna Molewa is a vocal advocate of the hunting industry, which the government estimates contributes $410m annually to Africa’s most advanced economy.
The South African National Biodiversity Institute, a government research organisation…
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One of the largest elephants on the planet was killed by a German businessman hunting in Zimbabwe. Ask the Berlin international airport to ban the import of hunting trophies to help fight barbaric big game hunting.
**ELEPHANT KILLER IDENTIFIED**
Zimbabwe elephant hunter identified as German property mogul RAINER SCHORR , this penisless guy murdered the largest elephant in Africa.
Most interesting this guy was born without a penis.
His work address is RSB – 19, Europa Center, Tauentzienstraße 9, 10789 Berlin, Germany
+49 30 886267421
Rainer Schorr is 53 and is from Berlin
FEEL FREE TO CONTACT THIS PENISLESS MONSTER WITH THE FOLLOWING CONTACT INFORMATION:
This is his business profile RSB – MANAGMENT
…. is the founder, sole shareholder and CEO of RSB.
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Possibly one of the biggest elephants left in the wild has been killed by a big game hunter for bragging rights. This incredible animal was likely 40 to 60 years old and did nothing to deserve being murdered, just like Cecil the lion. Demand that big game hunting permits stop being issued immediately.
Cecil the lion was allegedly lured to his death by three other people besides the dentist who killed him. Urge Zimbabwe officials to give these men a suitable legal sentence if they are found guilty of helping Walter Palmer kill this beautiful animal.
Amidst the Cecil the Lion controversy, huntress Sabrina Corgatelli has been posting photos with the dead bodies of exotic animals she’s murdered while on a hunt Africa. Tell this “huntress” to apologize for her ignorant Facebook posts and to stop slaughtering these poor animals.
Cecil the lion’s brother, Jericho, has been slaughtered by a poacher in Zimbabwe. Now that Jericho is also dead, Cecil’s cubs are facing certain death. The illegal and immoral killing of exotic animals must be stopped. Bring Jericho’s killer to justice. (Updated)
Stop trophy hunting giraffes
Stop hunting giraffes for sport
Stop any kind of safari hunting in South Africa
Stop the savage and sickening trophy and sport hunting
Complete ban on trophy hunting in South Africa and a full census
Stop the legal killing of wildlife in trophy hunting
End WWF partnership with pro-hunting lobby
Ban lion farming and trophy hunting
Stop the canned hunting of large cats in South Africa
USF&WService save the lions from mass extinction
Zambian tourist board: to reinstate ban on hunting lions and leopards
An Animal Rights Article from All-Creatures.org
Franziska, Northwest Animal Rights Group (NARN)
Take more action here: Oppose Trophy Hunter Supported Sportsmen’s Act
Once again, a small faction of wealthy trophy hunters is pressuring your elected officials to allow the importation of — are you SERIOUS? — threatened polar bear trophies from Canada. They also want to open millions of acres of public lands to “sport” hunting and commercial trapping. And they want to do it without evaluating possible implications for animals, habitat and the opinions of Americans.
One definition of the word “sport” is as follows:
An activity involving physical exertion and skill in which an individual or team competes against another or others for entertainment.
I will let you contemplate such things as baiting, blinds, beer, hunting accidents, night scopes, decoys, lures, hounds, high-powered rifles, crossbows, camouflage AND MANY MORE as…
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Cut the crap about a harmless little F-word, there’s animals fucking dying out there.
Yesterday I posted a picture someone put together of multiple murderers and their “trophy” giraffe kills. I’d thought about titling the post, “Who the Hell Hunts Giraffes for Sport and How You Can Stop Them?” But the issue made me so angry that I went with my gut reaction and titled it, “Who the Fuck Hunts Giraffes for Sport and How You Can Stop Them?” But, for that I’ve been chastised across the social media by certain readers.
Apologies to anyone reading this that’s a young kid or in some other way sheltered enough to think a word is somehow more offensive than a photo of dozens of dead giraffes and the fuckers who shot them down. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t normally go around spewing obscenities, but when some asshole is out…
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This video says about itself:
Africa’s trophy hunting shame (part one)
25 January 2012
From daily The Independent in Britain:
Postcard from… Brussels
Wednesday 11 February 2015
An ill-timed game hunt can be disastrous for high-profile figures a little out of touch with public opinion.
It has become a little bit more difficult for European big game hunters to return home with their loot after the EU introduced new measures restricting the import of hunting trophies. Anyone hoping to pack a pelt, head, horn or tusk of an African lion, polar bear, African elephant, Southern white rhinoceros, hippopotamus or Argali sheep in their luggage, must present an import permit stating…
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Imports From Namibia & SA.
20,130 signers. Let’s reach 100,000
Why this is important to me
STOP COREY KNOWLTON. HE HAS BEEN GRANTED PERMISSION FROM NAMIBIA (MET) AND THE WORLD WILDLIFE FUND ; Chris Weaver SA /Namibia (WWF)’S TROPHY HUNTING PROJECTS and ICUN: Mike Knight’s HUNTING RECOMMENDATIONS / The Lead Professional working with the Namibia Black Rhino Conservation
THE USA ; FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE (USFWS) DECISION IS NOW PENDING, TO IMPORT THE BLACK RHINO.
THERE ARE between 1,700 /50 LEFT IN NAMIBIA, THE HUNT IS IMMINENT IF WE DONT BLOCK THE TROPHY IMPORTS!!! . YOU SEE NO IMPORT LICENCES INTO THE USA GRANTED , NO HUNTING PERMITS ISSUED !!!
The USFWS Hunting Permit Applications have been announced for 2 Black Rhinos , for 2 Americans including CK , to import BR trophies into the USA. This petition needs a lot of support…
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