Quote of the day—Ingrid Newkirk

Hunting is a coward’s pastime. If, as has been reported, this dentist and his guides lured Cecil out of the park with food so as to shoot him on private property, because shooting him in the park would have been illegal, he needs to be extradited, charged, and, preferably, hanged.

Ingrid Newkirk
PETA President
July 29, 2015
PETA Wants Lion-Hunting Dentist Killed
[This is what they think of hunters. If they think this of hunters then don’t think for an instant that the guns hunters use are safe from them if they gain enough political power.—Joe]


22 thoughts on “Quote of the day—Ingrid Newkirk

  1. I’m just laughing at the skill of whatever Master-Level Troll named a lion in ZIMBABWE “Cecil”.

  2. I personally think this was pretty damned deplorable behavior on the part of the so-called hunter, his guides, and the guiding service. Apparently this isn’t the first time this safari dude has been involved with questionable hunting practices.

    Hanging is a bit tough, but in the good ol’ USA the Fish and Wildlife service will seize a poacher’s rifle, pickup truck and other equipment used in the acquisition of illegal game. I don’t think that’s out of line at all here. Seize his hunting gear and the dental equipment he used to make the wads of cash necessary for the safari, although it appears that his practice is pretty much down the tubes anyway.

    With that and the recent viral video of the archer gut-shooting an elk in a high-fenced exotic game hunting park in Texas, all sporting hunters get painted with the same brush. I don’t like it when some Jihadi shoots up a train station and they want to take MY guns away. I also don’t like it much when some rich dickwad erases in seconds the goodwill earned by the efforts of hunting activists.

    I’m also a bit at odds with my fellow commentators above. Hysterical laughter over naming the lion, “Cecil.” What’s that all about? He was practically a pet lion fer chrissakes. Folks who work around animals come up with all sorts of names for the animals with which they are familiar. Maybe “Cecil” was named after some ranger’s ferocious great uncle, killed in the Boer Wars.

    • “What’s that all about”?

      Read a history book someday.

      Enjoy your outrage-boner.

      • Riiiiight. Because those dumb-ass Zimbabwe folk aren’t smart enough to know they’re supposed to conform to our comfy arm-chair conceptions of their land and culture. How dare they not name the lion something we approve of, like D’Momba Oweemohweh! [/sarc]

        • Dude. Cecil Rhodes. Head Brit Imperialist in Africa in the late 19th century. Co-founded the De Beers diamond cartel. Got himself a couple of countries, black majoritied but white-ruled, apartheid-style, named after him. One of those countries fought a long guerilla war against communist insurgents, one leader of which was sumdood named Robert Mugabe. When that country lost the war, it was renamed after an ancient city; Great umm, shit, somethingorother. Starts with a “Z”. I can’t imagine why anyone would think it funny/ironic that someone in that “Z” country (wish I could remember which one) named a celebrity lion after the architect of a century of oppression in Africa, especially when that same country used to bear that oppressors last name.

      • Just read the brief Rhodesian history lesson – glad Chris provided it. Thanks.

        Regarding “outrage boners” – I guess Markley’s law applies to pro-gun twits too, huh?

        • Heck, in my follow-up comment, I even provided a Wikipedia link as to why Chris and I found this funny. Reading the first two paragraphs would have explained the joke to those not in the know….

        • “Outrage boners” and Markley’s Law used by pro gunners? Well, why not? Those dickless wonders on the other side have been using it against us ad nauseum.

    • The dentist in question definitely seems to have failed some spot checks. Particularly Zimbabwe. I wouldn’t go near Zimbabwe even if I was getting paid. I don’t trust that glorified gang leader Mugabe any further than I can throw my car.

  3. friends:

    worked as a public defender for many years.

    on one occasion i happened to defend a fellow charged with murder, he allegedly having tied up and friend and proceeding to stab him repeatedly over a period of some minutes, until the fellow died. at that same time i represented a kid who had got into a pig pen at a “junior” livestock show, and hazed and ridden some pigs around. it also transpired that several of the pigs were stabbed over the buttocks, none of the pigs having received any injuries that were life threatening in any manner. they were, btw, being sold w/ slaughter in mind.

    the murder case proceeded along with absolutely no public comment.

    the pig case (which occurred in white swan, washington) raised literally a world wide outcry. the prosecuting attorney took the brunt of it, receiving countless communications from as far away as germany & all over the u.s., much to the same import as the note from “ingrid” above. the murder case concluded in the “normal” course of events for such things, and completely in “silence,” while the pig case dragged on forever until the hue & cry died down. finally, we compensated the farmer for his damages, and the kids got probation, and that was it.

    the animal rights activists miss nothing.

    john jay

    p.s. i am assuming that “cecil” was a vegan lion? partial to carrots and parsnips, no doubt.

  4. p.s. and, i might add, the prosecutor was threatened w/ bodily harm of various varieties unless he secured a “just sentence” of many years in adult prison for the kids involved in the pig case.

    no irony there, eh?

  5. Ingrid Newkirk? The president of an organization responsible for the slaughter of tens of thousands of cats and dogs? That Ingrid Newkirk?

    I spit in her face.

  6. There is only one thing to do stop the killing of lions and other wild creatures.
    Ban dentists!

  7. Fundamental lack of understanding of how an African “Safari” works:
    1: Rich foreigner spends tons of money.
    2: Hires guide “”Professional Hunter”) and his assistants.
    2a: This makes the Rich Foreigner the “Sport”.
    3: PH takes him around and tells him when and where and what to shoot.
    4: Sport gets to pay further fees for preparation and shipping of trophies.
    4a: Any meat is fed to the local community.
    5: The tons of money the Sport has spent is used in conservation efforts.

    Wildlife is s huge pain in the ass for farmers everywhere. The biggest reason it continues to exist is that sportsmen are willing to pay for it’s maintenance. That goes as much for Africa as anywhere else, with the added caveat that, if American farmers and ranchers think deer and wolves area danger to their livelihood, they should try putting up with elephants and lions

    Then again, Ingrid Newkirk wrote a book about why I should feed my cats a vegan diet.

  8. I’ve been trying to ignore this whole matter, hoping it would just go away(as it should). However, as a side note, I noticed she indirectly stated that the doctor is a coward. I began to think about the number of times I’ve heard coward used when anti-gun individuals comment and I’m curious to know what they mean by that. I looked up the definition of coward just to make sure I wasn’t confused. I wasn’t. It means, “a person who lacks the courage to do or endure dangerous or unpleasant things.” Curious.

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