This is a Real Trophy

This is a Real Trophy.

I have been sickened and appalled at the news of the Dentist in Minnesota, Walter Palmer, that killed the lion in Africa. I am not against hunting for putting food on a table for your family. Simply killing an animal for a “trophy” is wrong on any account. The dentist says he did everything legal. No, he didn’t, he knew the guides that he was with were dragging a carcass through the park to lure the lion out. Then to sit and fire a bow and arrow at an animal at night with a spotlight is deplorable. I would say there is nothing honorable about this, I would go as far as to say Mr. Palmer is nothing more than a coward with money. There was nothing ethical about it. A coward in every sense of the word.

When are we as a human race going to understand that just because we are at the top of the food chain doesn’t mean we should randomly shoot things to hand a skin on the wall? I would believe it is much more honorable to shoot a magnificent animal with a camera and lens day after day then to shoot an animal on bait at night. Support your local rescues and wildlife conservation groups. Don’t do business with those who participate in “trophy” hunts. Send a message that there are consequences to unethical behavior.

Tamron SP 150-600mm Di VC USD lens on a Nikon D7200, Aperture Priority, f8, -0 stops of exposure compensation, ISO 200, resulting in a shutter speed of 1/500th of second, Sirui P204S monopod and L10 head, Peak Design Leash, processed in Lightroom CC.

WBCR 060615l copy


2 Responses to “This is a Real Trophy”

  1. Yours is a magnificent trophy, and it breaks my heart to know that one more is gone. Thank you for your eloquent, thought-provoking piece this morning.

  2. lilybug1960 Says:

    I had to delete and retype about 20 times to keep it readable. Thanks.

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