Fury over rare white lion being auctioned off 'to be shot by trophy hunters'

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    Poor feller.

    From the article...

    A rare white lion is set to be auctioned off to be shot by trophy hunters - in spite of a huge worldwide campaign to save him.

    The majestic animal, named Mufasa, was confiscated three years ago when he was a cub, along with another baby lion called Soraya.

    Animal lovers want to move him to a sanctuary, but authorities in South Africa have instead announced he will be sold at auction.

    Because Mufasa is infertile, the only value he would have is to be bought by a hunting company and then shot.


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    Ted Nugent was quoted saying, "I'm a hunter. Hand me that lion, and I'll shoot it."
     
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    Never fear! It will feed the village!
     
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    Yes, I agree. Poor fellow.

    Of course they don't always tell the whole story. I have a buddy who comes from a family that hunts big game. If it were not for the hunting industry, poaching would be rampant and conservation would be nonexistent.

    Not to mention, all of the meat except that which is eaten in camp does feed the local villages by law.
     
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    Well, he's certainly not going to outsmart it...
     
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    Republicans love to kill species that are dying out. Makes them feel powerful and manly.
     
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    Keeping the little feller in a cage just to sell him to some people who'd buy it to let it loose just to kill it is evil.

    Big mighty hunters. Pfft.
     
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    You may not agree with it but wasn't it already in a cage or a pen or something?
     
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    No, the white lion was living with a family of human beings, they were getting along great, they were minding their own business. Then the government came in and said, you do not have a permit, so they confiscated the white lion and put it in a cage.

    So, now they're gonna sell the white lion. And there's only two markets. Hunters (not that this is what I'd call hunting, it's more like bullying) and the Asian market would take the bones.
     

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