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Signe Wilkinson

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  1. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 2 days ago

    Floss regularly.

  2. omQ R

    omQ R said, 2 days ago

    (I do wonder why the lion was named Cecil…. Cecil Rhodes wasn’t a nice person and he isn’t remembered too fondly in Zimbabwe, formerly ‘Rhodesia’. Or perhaps the Oxford study group who had collared him were Rhodes scholars… Then again, would it have been better if the lion had been named ‘Bob’ ?….Meh, just voicing aloud my musings…)

  3. Benny Green

    Benny Green said, 2 days ago

    I heard one commentator say, “It’s okay to kill lions—they’re not endangered.” So I guess the plan is to kill them until they are.

  4. Comicsfan222

    Comicsfan222 said, 1 day ago

    Perhaps the scholars couldn’t pronounce his lion name?

  5. Kaffekup

    Kaffekup said, 1 day ago

    That’s more of a sport – where the lion gets a chance to win. Otherwise, target practice for cowards.

  6. sueamarlucan

    sueamarlucan GoComics PRO Member said, 1 day ago

    I once heard that Dan Blocker (Hoss, on ‘Bonanza’) told one of his sons that he could go hunting only when the animals could shoot back. Even if he didn’t say it, that sentiment pretty much evens the playing field.

  7. scaeva

    scaeva said, 1 day ago

    I think anyone should be allowed to hunt and kill all the lions they want—PROVIDED THEY DO IT LIKE THE MASAI DID: One man, one spear, one shield.

  8. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, 1 day ago

    View the lioness of Nineveh carvings, then consider that Cecil lived forty hours impaled with an arrow before this idiot dentist finally dispatched the poor lion with a gun.

  9. cjr53

    cjr53 said, 1 day ago

    A much more dangerous predator is taking out lions. I understand that even dentists are working on it now.

  10. omQ R

    omQ R said, 1 day ago

    Cecil the lion spurs US lawmakers to draft bills to discourage trophy hunting

    “New Jersey senator Bob Menendez announced on Friday that he will be introducing an act to disincentivize trophy killings, named for the internationally mourned lion. The
    Conserving Ecosystems by Ceasing the Importation of Large
    (Cecil) Animal Trophies Act will extend import and export protections for species proposed to be listed under the Endangered Species Act.”

    “The US Fish and Wildlife Service proposed listing the lion as threatened under the act last October.”

    “Animals listed as threatened or endangered under the act are protected from being imported into the US as sport hunting trophies. The African lion is not currently listed under the act, and it is legal to import lion trophies in to the US.”

    Neighbouring Botswana had already banned sports hunting since Jan 2014 (King Juan of Spain hadn’t helped) but met with protests: Trophy hunters, San unite against Botswana hunting ban

    (hmm, I had thought the Khoi San were still allowed subsistence hunting.
    The San are what you might have known as Bushmen, like Eskimo & Native Indian, the descriptor has fallen foul as it is seen as derogatory) )

    Botswana has gone as far as to ensure no lions are exported to neighbouring South Africa to supply Canned Lion Hunting, a scourge within South Africa but which brings in major big bucks.

    If the USA do implement this new Bill name C.E.C.I.L., perhaps it will help influence South African legislators amend its laws to ban canned lion hunting. (But the Asian market is big, too). Most South Africans abhor canned hunting in most forms.

    But actually, the greatest threat to lions isn’t hunting, it’s human activity encroaching on their habitat (check East Africa, Southern Africa and human growth, farm extensions etc).
    Still, trophy hunting is like penis enlargements for the blokes and breast enhancements for women hunters and trust me, there are many women trophy hunters.

  11. Dry and Dusty

    Dry and Dusty GoComics PRO Member said, 1 day ago

    That would be a fitting end for that dentist. Then he might know how Cecil felt!

  12. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, 1 day ago

    IN the 1960’s there were 200,000 lions. Now there are 60,000. There use to be lions in Greece, Israel etc too. We are just too good a predator. We are now an Omega Predator.

  13. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, 1 day ago

    @omQ R

    Cecil Rhodes wanted to preserve and glorify both the British Empire and Whites in general. Which was why the endowment of the Rhodes Scholarships. Very prestigious, hard to get. Bill Clinton & Rachel Maddow are two that I know of who got it.

  14. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, 1 day ago

    @omQ R
    All humans have to do is nothing, just keep letting the human population grow and grow taking more space, eating more food, drinking more water, excreting all over, cutting down forests and we shall exterminate ourselves just as soon as we finish wrecking the ecology. That thin green covering we live on.

  15. ChevJames007

    ChevJames007 said, 1 day ago

    The simple fact is that there are enough rich a-holes to descend upon Africa and hunt such animals as lions, rhinos and elephants to extinction. It’s totally out of balance. And that dentist violated every hunting ethic in the book. He’s not a legitimate hunter—he’s a poacher with a big bank account. I hope his dentistry practice gets boycotted out of existence. Hunting deer and dining on venison is no more immoral than ordering a Big Mac—but killing a beautiful animal to mount its head on the wall is about as immoral as it gets.

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