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STOP KILLING EVERYTHING, GEEZE: Second Lion Killed in Kenya in 2 Days Reignites Outrage

This was a bad week to be a lion in Kenya.

On Thursday, a 2½-year-old lion known as Lemek was found killed by a spear, the Kenya Wildlife Service said, one day after the service’s own rangers shot and killed a lion, whom they had hoped to tranquilize and capture, after it lashed out at a crowd that had gathered to gawk at it.

The lion killed on Wednesday, a well-known 13-year-old called Mohawk, injured one person when it charged at the crowd and knocked him off a motorcycle, leaving him with bruises and lacerations.

"...Say, 'GOD is sufficient for me.' In Him the trusters shall trust." (Quran 39:38)


  • Matt_ADMIN_Matt_ADMIN_ Administrator

    They killed the first lion with bullets because "they ran out of tranquilizers". 
    "...Say, 'GOD is sufficient for me.' In Him the trusters shall trust." (Quran 39:38)
  • tazweisstazweiss Member, Permitted to post new threads

    It's sad but I could see it happening.  The first lion charged a crowd, there would be a bit of a panic to stop it.  I've read about the park ranger services in Kenya.  Everything I've read indicates that the rangers are very dedicated and committed to preserving the wildlife.  The only reason I see them killing the lion is if the situation was urgent and they felt they had no other choice at that time.

    As for the lion killed by a spear.  In today's world, facing a lion with a spear would have to be an act of desperation.  Either that or plain foolishness.  I would think that hunting an apex predator with a spear is a sure way of getting an eventual nomination for a Darwin Award.

    If the politicians treat people this poorly when they're armed to the teeth,

    just imagine what they'll be willing to do once they've disarmed everyone.

  • Well, don't forget that spears are what allowed us to become an apex predator.
    People in this world look at things mistakenly, and think that what they do not understand must be the void. This is not the true void. It is bewilderment.
    - Miyamoto Musashi, The Book of Five Rings
  • Matt_ADMIN_Matt_ADMIN_ Administrator
    African park rangers do indeed seem very dedicated to their jobs. 
    "...Say, 'GOD is sufficient for me.' In Him the trusters shall trust." (Quran 39:38)
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