In the recent few years, humans have not only managed to disrupt the habitats of multiple animal species, but we have also completely wiped out some of them. Day by day their numbers are declining and more and more animals are living with the constant threat to their existence. While deforestation is sure a concern, one of the biggest reasons certain animals are endangered is because hunting is still a thing and people find pleasure in butchering innocent animals. There’s apparently a sense of ‘pride’ in hiding and shooting animals from a distance which I’ll never understand. Pathetic losers.
He is “making sure people understand the actual facts as opposed to the mischaracterization on social media.” In a statement, Jines said, “The two elephants that are shown in the photos were shot in self-defense in an unprovoked charge. both elephants were fully mature cows, not juveniles.” He is also stating that the hunt was carried out lawfully in a designated safari area in Zimbabwe. Sadly, hunting is still legal in parts of the world.
Jines previously wrote about the incident in a hunting forum, “the hunt started with a bang . . . literally. Less than thirty minutes into the first morning of the first day we experienced a double elephant cow charge. This was obviously a first for me but it turns out it was a first for Buzz as well. We saw a group of cows from the road and decided to follow them to see if a tuskless was in the group. We caught them quickly and identified a tuskless. We positioned ourselves to get a good look at the tuskless and concluded that since it was just Day 1 we would pass.”
People are taking to their social media to express their rage. “It is such a sad situation, that these barbaric men can kill these beautiful animals and get away with it!” commented a user. “That is not a trophy. You have nothing to be proud of. NOTHING! How disgraceful and disgusting and low life to do this. You didn’t give this baby life and you sure have no right to take it away. I pity you for you indeed reap what you sow,” commented another.