So I was going to spend today's post talking maybe the new smash HBO hit West World, or Marvels new Doctor Strange or maybe even last nights MTV awards. But instead I have decided to put forth a slight rant, that being Trophy Hunting.
So Trophy Hunting is where some one goes out, kills a wild but beautiful animal often from the African plains, they then take the head, or horns or another part of the body and pose with it. Trophy Hunting comes under a lot of scrutiny in the media and that isn't going to stop here either. The hunting isn't for the necessity of food, so isn't needed to happen at all. It is simply for a trophy. The methods used to kill the endangered beasts and rarely humane nor do they involve a quit bullet to the skull, but instead involves the hunter tracking the animals by the path of blood it leaves.This means that the animals go through agony and pain and do not have a swift death.
There is no skill in trophy hunting. A lot of the time a deer or another animal may just be simply standing before they are shot and used as a prize. That is basically the same skill as shooting a coconut off of a podium. You can eat the coconut too!
Hunter believe they are killing elks and other Serengeti animals to save them from starving to death. When in fact the animals with the large antler racks they are in fact killing are the stronger of the species, so they are really letter the weaker die anyway, meaning the species could potentially die a lot quicker than expected. How you could kill an Elephant just for the white material we know as ivory is disgusting. How you could go to the African plains at sun rise and instead of feel the warmth of the most magical animals in their natural habitat, feel the urge to want to kill one is beyond me.
The arguments for and against hunting will go on and on, it is unlikely we will come to a resolution any time soon. But with the presidential election this week, and Trump running as candidate, it has to be remembered that his two sons did in fact enthuse this act, and by searching Trump of Google, one of the top searches that appears is to do with the act of hunting. You can easily find the two cuddling a leopard they killed, hanging a dead crocodile from a tree of holding an elephants tail.
Whether you choose to believe in religion or science, you have to realise that we were put on this Earth as equals. If you believe in God, then you would know that we were put here on Earth along with all of the other species as equals and as precious beings. Under the skin whether you are black, white, disabled, homosexual, heterosexual, have diabetes, like certain music or films we are all the same. We weren't put on this world to take the lives of others. If you believe in science and natural selection then even more so you would believe that we are definitely all equal. We have fought and evolved to become the strongest and smartest species on this planet. Potentially, it could have been dogs, or lizards that evolved further. In a different universe we are pets to lions. So if we are all equal why would you want to take the lives of other animals. If this was reversed and a bison took you as a trophy to the rest of the poachers would that not be the same, or would that only cause more rage?
Some people believe that because we have always hunted, then why can't we carry on! One mans voice will never make a difference, but it's nice to express your opinion of something that is so important and upsetting in this world. I couldn't possibly put a picture of a hunter and its 'trophy' or 'prize' as the feature photo for this, so I had to simply find the greatest photo I could of the beautiful animals, look wonderful in their habitat as a family, enjoying their life, before one day they are split up by pain and prize.