Friday, 31 July 2015

Lions vs humans

There has been a lot of outrage over the case of an American dentist who shot a lion in Zimbabwe. And I have to say I agree, in principle. I think hunting animals for sport is a particularly vile thing to do, given the power imbalance in the situation - if the lion could shoot back, or the fox set a pack of half-starved dogs on the red-coated 'unspeakable', I doubt the homo sapiens involved would be as enthusiastic about the pastime. That said, though, there are people over here at the moment openly advocating that the migrants trying to get into the UK via the Channel Tunnel be shot on sight. The unfortunate lion had been anthropomorphised by being given a name. The people looking for a better life for themselves and their families are being dehumanised to the point of being seen as vermin to be wiped out. Skewed priorities, maybe?

Love & best wishes to all
Sammy B


  1. Yup. And let's talk about abortion, the death penalty, and the fact that so many people in Africa are starving, unemployed, dying of preventible diseases, and we must wonder "FIRST WORLD PROBLEM?". Yeah.

    The fucker should be shot. With an arrow. And made to wander around for days until someone shoots him with a SHOTGUN!

    Peace <3

    1. Hello Jay
      There's a lot of hypocrisy, not to mention selfishness and greed, around, as well as the dubious proiritisation I mentioned in the post. There really ought to be enough for everyone in this world, but because of the greed of the few, that equation hasn't come about. And I'm not holding my breath in expectation of the situation changing any time soon.

      Love & best wishes
      Sammy B