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Discussion in 'The Taxidermy Industry' started by LordRusty, Aug 18, 2015.

  1. LordRusty

    LordRusty If I agreed with you, we'd both be wrong.

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    Not that is seems a lot of people here care a lot about this topic, though it affects many of us, but here are the latest reports ...

    I just got this letter from a friend of mine in Zimbabwe. Contrary to what the media and anti hunter propaganda led some to believe. The Zimbabwe government found no wrong doing during the lion hunt. See letter below!
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    ZIMBABWE CONSERVATION TASK FORCE and JOHNNY RODRIGUEZ TO BE SANCTIONED BY ZIMBABWE FOR MALICIOUS AND RECKLESS REPORTING ON WILDLIFE ISSUES.
    Maybe this is the start of holding the ARA groups accountable for their false, reckless and damaging reports to the social media!
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  2. magicmick

    magicmick magicmick

    Thanks for posting john, but the damage is done tho by the media.i might sound like a pessimist but I will be surprised if they do a follow up storey.
     

  3. Thanks for posting what is hopefully the one final clarification of the facts. But I also am a member of the pessimists. I agree with magicmick, the damage has been done. It's frustrating, but the feeding frenzy may well have passed, but there will never be a follow up story; a re-defining of the absolute facts, whenever, or should they ever be truly published in a way to set the untruths and mis- information right. Time will tell.
     
  4. Fred Barilla

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    Thank you John,

    I'm sure that this resolution is what most of us were expecting to hear. Thanks for posting. Great news. The media should be made to apologize for creating so much hatred and resentment.

    Fred
     
  5. Museum Man

    Museum Man Well-Known Member

    someone should make sure all of the American news stations get this information
     
  6. pir^2h

    pir^2h Retrievers give you the bird

    You won't see the media doing any type of retraction because it will show how they will go to any extent to get a story and attention; true or not. When I was talking to my wife she asked me, where is PETA in all this? Why aren't they over there picketing and acting like their usual jackass self like they do in this country? My response was because they know those people over there will simply kill them and they will be disposed of as feed for the lions they think they are protecting!
     
  7. DL

    DL Well-Known Member

    That's good to hear. Unfortunately the damage has been done. No news will report this or the fact that they lied. The majority of the people will never know the truth.
     
  8. LordRusty

    LordRusty If I agreed with you, we'd both be wrong.

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    All too true ... unfortunately. But as someone who has been actively fighting against this story - with others - this is like a personal vindication for all I have been fighting for. Of course the media - ANY media - will more then likely NOT report this ... but here too ... I am trying! I just thought this was good enough news to share with those of a like mind who might want to be kept up on this clusterfluck. ;)
     
  9. George

    George The older I get, the better I was.

    John, do you have an on-line link for that story. I'll need one if I use it in my weekly newspaper column.
     
  10. jim tucker

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    I would like it as well. Last I knew the trial was set for September...did things get changed?
     
  11. tomdes

    tomdes Me my dear and Fall BAZZ!!!

    I heard on the news that the MN doctor has been exonerated and has reopened his dental office..
     
  12. Galen

    Galen 218-263-7177 www.EdgewaterTaxidermy.com

    I would love the link as I would post it on Face book over and over .
     
  13. jim tucker

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    yes for sure
     
  14. Thanks for the links John. And for the time you've taken researching and trying to untangle this damaging and insidious attack by the media and others to undermine legitimate hunters. It is much appreciated.
     
  15. Cecil

    Cecil Well-Known Member

    Interesting. USA today says apparently just the opposite in some respects. Doesn't sound like this is over yet.

    And don't kill the messenger. Just seems like a contradiction to what you posted John and I thought we could address it.



    A Zimbabwean landowner has been charged with illegally allowing a Minnesota dentist to hunt and kill Cecil the lion last month.

    Honest Ndlovu, who was arrested earlier this month, posted $200 bail Tuesday and is due back in court Sept. 18. He did not enter a plea to allowing "a person who is not ordinarily resident in Zimbabwe to hunt the said animal which was not on the hunting quota," Reuters reported.

    Ndlovu is accused of letting guides lure 13-year-old Cecil from the protected Hwange National Park onto his property, Antoinette Farm. There, using a bow and arrow, Walter Palmer shot and wounded the rare, black-maned lion outfitted with a tracking collar by Oxford University researchers. Palmer and his guides pursued Cecil for nearly two days before finishing him off with a rifle.

    No charges have been filed against Palmer, 55, who paid $55,000 for the hunt. He temporarily closed his dental practice went into hiding after being vilified worldwide for killing the popular Cecil.


    The Zimbabwean government has asked U.S. officials to extradite Palmer to face charges. The Associated Press reported that the National Prosecuting Authority said Tuesday that police had not supplied the necessary documents.

    One of Palmer's guides, professional hunter Theo Bronkhorst, faces trial Sept. 28 for failure to prevent an illegal hunt.

    Following the global outcry, Zimbabwe placed strict restrictions on big-game hunting, but AFP reports that most were lifted last week,.

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2015/08/18/zimbabwe-land-owner-charged-illegal-hunt-cecil-lion/31930189/
     
  16. jim tucker

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    That's what I am seeing as well. Posting WRONG info on Facebook is just inviting us to look like fools. I would like to see some official "ruling" before I go out proclaiming victory and fraud. Surely if all this was true SCI would be trumpeting it on their site.
     
  17. Paul B

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    Wonder if the hunter will get his lion skin? There was a big story on this on 20/20., didn't look good at all for those involved.
     
  18. DL

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    What I'm taking away from the whole episode is Never go hunting with someone with a first name of Honest.
     
  19. ortegageno

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    Ya I wouldn't count on it being over just yet. As per Yahoo.com homepage the landowner was to appear in court today. Let's hope for the best outcome.