Worse than wrong, even. It’s outright libel. Things didn’t happen that way.
Continue reading This BBC story about the poacher ‘killed’ by elephants and ‘eaten’ by lions is dead wrong.
A suspected rhino poacher has been trampled on by an elephant then eaten by a pride of lions in Kruger National Park, South Africa.
Accomplice poachers told the victim’s family that he had been killed by an elephant on Tuesday. Relatives notified the park ranger.
A search party struggled to find the body but eventually found a human skull and a pair of trousers on Thursday.
I do not, in fact, object to a zoo giraffe being ‘culled,’ per se. There was apparently a giant to-do over the entire thing; and while I understand the ‘save the cute baby giraffe’ impulse the zookeepers have a point: zoo animals have a bit of a genetic bottleneck situation going on. And if you’re going to kill an animal, you shouldn’t just throw it away afterward. Lions, in point of fact, eat giraffes (when they can): it is not unreasonable thing to feed them freshly-killed giraffe meat. Continue reading My official statement on the Copenhagen ‘baby giraffe culled, fed to lions’ thing.
Long story about the above – do yourself a favor and never let any email list get infected with an argument over which side would actually win this fight, because said argument will never, ever end – but I personally think that it’s an absolutely killer title.
I just don’t know what it would be about.