Walter Palmer

Discussion in 'The Thunderdome' started by justingroves, Jul 29, 2015.

  1. justingroves

    justingroves supermod

    This guy seems to be a huge douche.

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-33695872

    He kills what amounts to a pet lion, then says he's sorry and relied on his guide. No one spends $50,000 to hunt and not check the credentials of the guide service. His "guide service" wasn't licensed in Zimbabwe.

    He poached a black bear in 2008 too.
     
  2. InVolNerable

    InVolNerable Fark Master Flex

    Sierra Nevada bighorn sheep:

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    white rhinoceros:

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  3. justingroves

    justingroves supermod

    If they were killed legally, even if they're endangered, so be it.

    I know the big horn is an expensive ass hunt with a like 8% success rate. I see no reason why you would want to kill a rhino.

    I can't stand guys like this because everyone starts talking about how horrible it is to hunt.
     
  4. VolDad

    VolDad Super Moderator

    He used the word "legally" in his statement. It does not appear to be legal and "ignorance of the law" is never a good defense.

    The guy is getting slammed on Yelp, Facebook (before it was taken down, at his business), twitter, TV, etc...
     
  5. CardinalVol

    CardinalVol Uncultured, non-diverse mod

    I'm all for hunting even though I don't enjoy it enough to do it, but this guy just comes across as a pretentious d'bag.

    As I explained to a friend, what if someone ran over Smokey for the heck of it? Wouldn't you be pissed?
     
  6. justingroves

    justingroves supermod

    The lion was illegal.
     
  7. Beechervol

    Beechervol Super Moderator

    Typical response when you are try to justify something.
     
  8. droski

    droski Traffic Criminal

    he's clearly starting to realize his business is in danger.
     
  9. VolDad

    VolDad Super Moderator

    .. or shoot Smokey with an arrow in the middle of the night, watched him suffer for 40 hours, shoot him dead, skin him, and chop off his head.
     
  10. CardinalVol

    CardinalVol Uncultured, non-diverse mod

    Would play The Most Dangerous Game, real life version.
     
  11. InVolNerable

    InVolNerable Fark Master Flex

    I think he's already shut down his practice.
     
  12. InVolNerable

    InVolNerable Fark Master Flex

    Just don't pick Ice-T as your target. He'll survive and kill you instead.
     
  13. IP

    IP "You don't know what it is like in our universe."

    I don't think what this guy has been doing qualifies as hunting. Having a team of guys bait and lure an animal off of protected land and then hold your hand and lead you to it isn't hunting to me.
     
  14. kmf600

    kmf600 Energy vampire

    It makes me feel good when we agree on things.
     
  15. gcbvol

    gcbvol Fabulous Moderator

    Well, he's done now.
     
  16. Joseph Brant

    Joseph Brant Airbrush Aficionado

    I don't get trophy hunting in general, it just rubs me the wrong way. That said, if it's legal so be it. If youre poaching vulnerable species I wouldn't shed a tear if you're put to the sword.
     
  17. The Dooz

    The Dooz Super Moderator

    Unless you're going to eat it, don't shoot it.
     
  18. IP

    IP "You don't know what it is like in our universe."

    Well, he definitely did. He's just claiming ignorance of the law. His two "guides" are being tried.
     
  19. IP

    IP "You don't know what it is like in our universe."

    That is how I was raised.
     
  20. Joseph Brant

    Joseph Brant Airbrush Aficionado

    But I gave 350lbs of lion meat to a local village so I'm actually a perfectly good and reasonable human!!

    Not certain it applies to this case, but it's the go to defense when people kill exotic things for fun.
     

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