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Paris tiger

A French tiger ?

There is a “tiger” on the loose near Paris, France. Or so some would say….

Meanwhile about 200 police have been mobilized to look for the “tiger”. There are even helicopters hovering overhead. The public has been advised not to walk alone….

But what is the evidence?

This is a fuzzy picture of the “tiger”. Looks like a cat to me … look at the ears and the short face. Tigers have round ears and long faces. And the size of that animal compared to the grass it is sitting in.

Paw printThe other “evidence” presented comes from a “tiger paw print”. Again, have a close look. The “paw” print is very small and was not made by a tiger or any other cat. Look at the nail marks for a start and remember a tiger paw print would be the about the size of your hand. Much more likely a dog – compare to the size of the finger pointing at the track…French police

Note also the policeman with a machine gun. In France, reports of tigers on the loose are apparently taken seriously.

 So – is it a tiger? No.

 But let’s take a step back. Many people own exotic “pets” including tigers, lions etc.

Bad enough that zoos “display” big cats, but NO private person should be allowed to maintain them. Sadly, big cat breeders in South Africa supply the global private market without adequate controls. Another financial spin-off from their captive breeding facilities?

At the end of the day the “Paris tiger” is a nonsense. But it does raise legitimate concerns about loose regulations applying to people wanting to buy and sell lion and tiger cubs.

 

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Add a comment | Posted by Chris Macsween at 20:05

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Add a comment | Posted by Chris Macsween at 19:55

Bowhunting

Let them suffer??

 

The shocking truth about hunting animals with a bow.


Here is some sickening advice from a hunting forum on how long to wait before you try to recover your “trophy”…

“See em fall, 5-10' [minutes]

Feel good about the shot, arrow looks good (bright bubbly blood all over it) but dont see the [animal] fall, and think you hear it fall: 20-60' [minutes]

Feel ok about the shot, didnt hear or see it fall, arrow has darkish blood on it 4-6hrs.

Pretty sure it was shot in the paunch, arrow may have some blood, some greenish goo or "food chunks" on it... 12 hrs. [meaning 12 hours if you hit the animal in the gut – and by then in all likelihood you will not recover it]”


Animals trophy hunted by bow include: Lions, warthogs, giraffes, buffalos, leopards, monkeys, impala, kudu.. The list goes on....

 

Why is bow hunting legal in trophy hunting countries in Africa?

 

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Add a comment | Posted by Chris Macsween at 19:52