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Saturday 12th January 2013
You will doubtless enjoy these statements recently made on the accuratereloading website – a place where hunters pass their drivel. The term “peanut gallery” seemed to have originated in Victorian times and referred to the cheap seats in theatres where an often rowdy crowd would hang out and eat peanuts. More recently the term has taken on a slightly different meaning – the peanut in this case referring to something small and inconsequential – like for example “she was paid peanuts for the job”.
The hunter peanut gallery was reacting to the moratorium announced by Minister Masebo on large cat hunting in Zambia. This is what they had to say about LionAid:
"This just turned up on my FB page. Can anyone cast any further light on this?
Do not trust anything Lionaid puts on their website. They have a history of lying simply to get more donations as well as trying to take credit for outcomes they had no influence over.
Spot on. They actually already took credit for "assisting" in closing "lion hunting" in Zambia. It was on their facebook page the other day. Morons.
Folks, get your hunting done as soon as possible as there may be no tomorrow.
Seems that they [LionAid] were right ?!
It is indeed a very sad day for all of us.
Then on another thread the peanut gallery had this to comment:
"[Johnny Rodrigues is] A cunning and deceptive foe. Obviously in it for his own financial enrichment, as are Ian Michler, Dereck Joubert and Pieter Kat. Greedy, manipulative people who have no qualms about lying to further their own selfish agendas, at what will ultimately prove (is proving) to be to the detriment of African wildlife."
And on another thread (they were quite annoyed at this news…)
"What a bloody situation this is!
Bloody Afs [Africans] are as much use as a one legged man at an ar*# kicking party!
What can we, as hunters, do to counter-act this nonsense? Is there something that the hunting community can do to reverse this? Is hunting really so fragile that one minister can completely shut it down all on her own? Can nobody over-rule her?
So, so damn sorry to hear this. A crying shame that such Ar*# hole idiots were ever allowed the light of day.
Those of us here in the USA, who might know someone in the diplomatic service who has a connection to the US Ambassador to Zambia? Who knows somebody who can insert themselves to try to mitigate this?
I must say this even puts a damper on my Namibia Leopard hunt in four months. It's like the whole world thinks we are out to exterminate the big cats.
It is but once again that the African proves that he has no concept of cause and effect. Third dimensional fore-thought does not exist."
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Posted by Pieter Kat at 15:02
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