Monday, November 18, 2013

South Africa Petition Wants To Ban Melissa Bachman From Hunting There

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rom buckhunter wrote 
A non-hunter will look at this photo and only see the death of a magnificent creature and the shameless smile of the hunter. 

A hunter will look at this photo and imagine her handing the government of South Africa $20,000 for a lion tag and that $20,000 going to conservation efforts and anti-poaching campaigns. Plus a hunter will imagine locals dining on a well needed meal of lion. Or maybe a livestock farmer free of a pesky predator. 

Funny thing is, neither is wrong. If people do not wish to hunt and kill, great. The problems arise when one group attempts to control the other because they feel everyone should be like them. Can we not just say the world is full of hunters and non-hunters and leave it at that?


Melissa Bachman, host of the show "Winchester's Deadly Passion" posted a picture of herself on her Twitter account with a lion she shot in South Africa, prompting viral outrage. Negative and vulgar comments poured in to the now-deleted account, including one from comedian Ricky Gervais.

In South Africa, a petition to bar Bachman from the country has gathered 13,000 signatures. As posted on ABC News, it reads:

"She is an absolute contradiction to the culture of conservation, this country prides itself on. Her latest Facebook post features her with a lion she has just executed and murdered in our country.


  1. you don't want to go there anything, they discriminate against whites

  2. And once again we witness the Orwellian destruction of the English language. One cannot "execute" or "murder" a lion, any more than one can a mosquito. Those are things that are done to a human being--usually, ironically, by the collectivist politicians leftist anti-hunters are so fond of.

    1. ironically, by the collectivist politicians leftist anti-hunters are so fond of.

      Another good one. :)