Trophy Lion Hunting Vindicated. 200 Lions to be Wasted

By Dean Weingarten

Lion feeding on Wildebeast
Trophy Lion Hunting Vindicated. 200 Lions to be Wasted, Lion feeding on a recent Wildebeast kill.
Dean Weingarten
Dean Weingarten

Arizona – -(Ammoland.com)- When the witch hunt for Walter Palmer began on social media, following the killing of an old, collared lion tagged “Cecil” by humans, many warned that the emotional outburst would result in further loses of lions and lion habitat.

This is because trophy hunting is what provides the mechanism to conserve lions in the wild.  This is especially true in Africa, where locals view lions as a pest, and only tolerate them if they bring in desperately needed dollars, marks, or euros.

Trophy hunting makes lions valuable.  Social Justice Warriors (SJW) who work to destroy trophy hunting out of ignorance and misplaced anthropomorphism, accomplish exactly the opposite.  The predictions of those who sought to bring reason and facts to counter the demonization of Dr. Palmer, are being vindicated, as was Dr. Palmer.

From the nationalpost.com:

BUBYE VALLEY CONSERVANCY, Zimbabwe — It is the country where Cecil the lion was killed, sparking international anger against the American dentist who harvested the lion with bow and arrow.

The outcry over Walter Palmer’s killing of Cecil drove other big-game hunters away from Zimbabwe, fearful they too would attract the ire of the public.

But in what is being described as a side effect of the affair, Zimbabwe’s largest wildlife area says it now finds itself suffering from an overpopulation of lions.

Bubye Valley Conservancy has more than 500 lions, the largest number in Zimbabwe’s diminishing wildlife areas.

It has warned that its lion population has become unsustainable and that it may even have to cull around 200 as a result of what is being called “the Cecil effect.”

Lions, aside from men, are at the top of the African food chain.  It takes a lot of range, dozens of antelope and other animals every year to support one lion.  It can only be done if there is a reason to support the enormous open spaces required.  Trophy hunting is the mechanism to that allows this.  All animals die, but trophy hunting allows for a quick, clean death compared to what most animals suffer in the wild.  Trophy lion hunters kill lions far more humanely than lions kill their prey. It is a good trade-off to be able to preserve the wild country that would otherwise be overrun by grazing or farming.

Some Social Justice Warriors will say that we need to set aside more land for lions.  Here is their chance to do so.  It will only take a couple of billion dollars to purchase enough land to sustain 200 lions in the wild. 

If each SJW chips in a few dollars or Euros, the sum should be raised in a few days.  Let the SJWs put their money where their ideology is.  Trophy hunters do.  Trophy hunters are why some African lion populations are hanging on.  Just remember, lions multiply, so next year, the SJWs will have to come up with another few billion.  The trophy hunters do not need to do that.  Practising their ideology keeps the lion population in check.

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About Dean Weingarten;

Dean Weingarten has been a peace officer, a military officer, was on the University of Wisconsin Pistol Team for four years, and was first certified to teach firearms safety in 1973. He taught the Arizona concealed carry course for fifteen years until the goal of constitutional carry was attained. He has degrees in meteorology and mining engineering, and recently retired from the Department of Defense after a 30 year career in Army Research, Development, Testing, and Evaluation.

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Gray
Gray
5 years ago

WOW!! I’m an Australian who has done without guns for over 20 years and I have never felt the lack of them. Maybe because I am not a coward who needs a gun with me all the time to feel safe. I also do not need to kill defenseless animals to feel more like a man. American insecurity and narcissism is a world wide known fact. I use to compete in target shooting and never felt the need to kill anything. Why not cull the human population, then the animals will have room to move. I don’t agree with PETA,… Read more »

Trophyhunterssuck
Trophyhunterssuck
5 years ago

What a joke, of a reason to justify killing for fun. Pathetic

Holly
Holly
5 years ago

I guess you forgot to mention that greedy people paid by rich brat Americans caused this over pupolation by breeding lions in farms. BTW, if Cecil was old you should be dirt by now. Stop lying.

S. Terra
S. Terra
5 years ago

Excellent points! Unfortunately, many of these Social Justice Warriors and people of there ilk just ignore facts that don’t fit into there ideology. Also, unfortunately, they aren’t the ones that pay for their stupidity.

Mike
Mike
5 years ago

What a bunch of Horse sh1t.
Hunting of cats should be outlawed. There is no reason to hunt lions for sport. You aholes are a bunch of cowards killing animals like this for fun. Some animals should never be hunted. As for Walter Palmer. His business is screwed and he is under relentless harassment as he should be as well as the rest of you morons.
I think PETA is a terrible group, but you guys are worse.

TEX
TEX
5 years ago
Reply to  Mike

You’re a tree hugging pantie waste !

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
5 years ago
Reply to  Mike

Well, Mike you can express your opinion, but there is an awful lot of evidence to indicate that many of the commenters here have demonstrated great courage defending our country and society. I’m not entirely how their personal courage came into question here. Maybe you are just looking for a way to insult them. So maybe the opinion that you express here is equally bereft of facts, logic and value.

Mike Johnson
Mike Johnson
5 years ago

I guess we all know that PETA and their ilk will refuse to listen or even consider the facts…..not until every lion, leopard, tiger, and any other meat eater is on their vegan list….and that includes not even a McCow w/ cheese…..So regardless, they could cull the entire lion population of Zimbabwe, and PETA wouldn’t care as long as a Sportsman didn’t pull the trigger. Remember, these are the people who dump their precious little animals in dumpsters.

D.Jones
D.Jones
5 years ago

A Damning article of unintended consequences! Keep them coming!
The inherent benefits of hunting for the balancing Nature to maintain sustainability IS self evident…….
Where is knee jerk hand wringing PETA and their 2 Billion to bank roll a couple hundred lions in their own backyard?

Vanns40
Vanns40
5 years ago
Reply to  D.Jones

I know you’ll be holding your breath waiting for that 2 billion to roll in so send me your address so I can be there to resuscitate you! 🙂