Normally the Rule is straightforward.
Lions fatally maul poachers who broke into reserve to hunt rhinos https://t.co/BzMnXUxT3h
— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) July 5, 2018
“Humans die, the animals that killed them must die.” However, in this particular case the humans had entered into a protected space in order to poach other animals. The Rule is there to protect innocent humans via applied Darwinism; it should not be extended to protect criminals engaged in reprehensible activities. Put another way: there was a tacit contract in place between humans and the wild animals living in this reserve. These humans violated that contract, and they paid the price for their foolishness. The books are balanced, and no further action need be taken.
The Trash Heap Has Spoken. Nyahhh!
PS: Hunting for needed resources is one thing. Hunting for sport is another, slightly more complicated thing. And hunting to indulge a third party’s various fetishes is something that I am absolutely comfortable with condemning.