July 28, 2015 at 7:49 PM (animal activism, cultural acknowledgment, curious research, current news, environmental issues, human life issues, legal issues, political atmosphere, public debate, social opinion, terrestrial studies, web gossip)
Alright, alright, alright (shout-out to Matthew…)! It has been A WHILE since I have actually sat my fuzzy behind down and blogged! Yet, after tonight’s events, I could not stay away any longer. Writing and blogging is what I love to do, after all, so I need to get back into the swing of things. Besides, with the winds blowing from this shit that has occurred just recently, I can NOT just let it ride without saying something somewhere to someone! DAMN IT!!!
I am sure that anyone with any level of cognizance has heard the news events of today. Specifically, I am referring to what went down in Africa; Zimbabwe. One of these assholes who feels that it is a fun and entertaining thing to hunt animals for sport went into The Hwange National Park of Zimbabwe, armed with a rifle, and targeting wild animals. This man (term used loosely…) named Walter James Palmer, a resident of Eden Prairie, Minnesota, entered the supposed sanctuary on the evening of July 6 with intentions to slaughter the wondrous wildcat.
Palmer was accompanied by Johnny Rodrigues, the head of The Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force (of all things…). It was at night, and they were using a spotlight to locate the lions. When Cecil was seen, the men tied a dead animal to their vehicle, using it’s scent to lure Cecil toward them. They drove out of the park, with Cecil in pursuit, and Palmer initially shot the lion with an arrow! This did not kill the cat, and he was able to escape.
However, Palmer and Rodrigues tracked Cecil down, locating him roughly forty hours later. That is when they murdered the lion with a shotgun! Moments later, the men saw that Cecil had been suited with a GPS tracking collar, and they attempted to destroy it, in an attempt to keep their cover!
Adding to the horror, these men (if you choose to call them such…) beheaded and skinned Cecil! The lion’s head has yet to be located. As is the way of nature, the cub’s of Cecil’s now will fall under the will of the next lead lion, which is called Jericho. This lion likely will kill Cecil’s cubs, as is the way of nature, to ensure the future of his own bloodline!