President Trump saves the elephants of Zimbabwe: Big game hunting trophy ban to remain in place

November 19, 2017 in News by Ken

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(Natural News) Believe it or not, the murder of elephants with hunting rifles is routinely called “conservation” by government regulators. (Note carefully that human depopulation is also being promoted as a way to “save the planet” these days.) After government bureaucrats at the US Fish and Wildlife department announced a recent decision to allow big game “trophies” to be imported into the United States, President Trump reversed the decision and reinstated the elephant trophy ban, reports the UK Daily Mail.

“Put big game trophy decision on hold until such time as I review all conservation facts. Under study for years. Will update soon with Secretary Zinke. Thank you!” he tweeted.

This means that U.S. big game hunters will no longer be able to bring their “trophies” back to the United States, creating a strong disincentive for them to go hunt the elephants in the first place (big game hunters think it makes them “macho” to hang the heads of dead animals on their walls). Effectively, President Trump just saved many elephants of Zimbabwe.

Hunting elephants is one of the most insanely cruel and evil acts imaginable

Now, for my take on all this:

As you probably know, I’m a long-range target shooter, trained to hit targets at 1,000+ yards with precision and accuracy. Yet I would never think of deploying such skills against an innocent, intelligent conscious being such as an elephant.

Elephants are intelligent, aware and majestic creatures. They have excellent memories, they experience emotions, and they grieve for the loss of their loved ones. In many ways, elephants display the “humanity” that now seems to be lacking in most humans. We should look to elephants for inspiration, not for target practice.

To this day, I still cannot understand how a human being can think of hunting elephants or other big game as a form of entertainment. The depth of cruelty and evil in such acts is almost too intense to accurately describe in mere words. The murder of an elephant is, in many ways, much like the murder of an innocent child. Yet all across America, the ultra-wealthy line up to murder elephants and other large game so that they might acquire bragging rights for having killed an innocent being.

Note that only the ultra-wealthy can afford to hunt big game in Africa. This is not an activity that everyday firearms owners pursue. Hunting big game probably costs on the order of $100,000+ by the time you factor in the travel, hunting guides, local licenses and all the rest. Big game hunting, in essence, is the cruel “sport” of the heartless and wealthy… people with too much time and money on their hands and no sense of empathy for the animal kingdom.

As a firearms advocate, I often encounter people who enjoy hunting animals. It has never made any sense to me, and I often try to explain to these people, “Rifles are for defending liberty, not for killing innocent animals.” The Second Amendment, after all, was actually written to protect the rights of the people to shoot tyrants, not for hunting purposes.

Wild hogs, rattlesnakes and “nuisance” creatures

In Texas, where I’m based, there’s a lot of hunting of wild hogs, which are a genuine nuisance to farmers and ranchers across the South. These wild hogs tear up fields, effectively creating potholes that subsequently tear up tractors and other equipment. Because these wild hogs are such a nuisance, Texas and other states have declare “open season” on those hogs year-round. So farmers routinely shoot them, even when such efforts seem to do nothing to stem the tide of the hogs. (They reproduce rapidly and live off the wild onions in the dirt. These wild hogs are the ultimate survivalists…)

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