to feel quite sorry for Walter Palmer?

(271 Posts)
TwistInMySobriety Wed 29-Jul-15 08:40:00

Not very sorry what with him being a humungous twat for liking big game hunting, obviously. But seriously, worldwide opprobium and trial by media for partaking in a legal activity (he claims his permits were legit) that is a significant income stream for an impoverished third world country?

Also, while I'm at it, the death of a lion makes headlines? When did you last see a headline about the deaths of six million people in the civil war in the DRC?

FineDamBeaver Wed 29-Jul-15 08:42:04

YANBU that he is a humungous twat.

RepeatAdNauseum Wed 29-Jul-15 08:45:32

He lured the lion out of his conservation area. That isn't legal, even if he has a legit permit.

It also took 40 hours for the lion to die, which I believe also contravenes the rules.

He has released a terrible statement blaming other people because it is now damaging his business. That is all. He didn't care before it started impacting on him personally.

So yes, YABU to feel sorry for him. He could have paid his money and hunted an allowed lion, staying within the rules - still a despicable thing to do. He chose to lure a magnificent, protected lion out so that he had the biggest lion head trophy. He deserves condemnation for that.

He may also be the catalyst for that "significant income stream" being stopped completely.

FineDamBeaver Wed 29-Jul-15 08:48:26

The motivation to do these things completely eludes me. Just WHY? It's horrific. I actually think the media attention, in this instance, might be a good thing if only to warn other people that there may be consequences.

DoctorTwo Wed 29-Jul-15 08:49:27

Feel as sorry as you like for a man who lured a lion from a reserve to shoot it with a fucking bow and arrow meaning it took the animal 40 hours to die. As for this being legal, according to the authorities he shot the lion at 10pm local time. Night time hunting is illegal, so his permit is not legit.

He's an entitled arsehole who deserves all the shit he gets, as does anybody who hunts to kill the inedible.

MokunMokun Wed 29-Jul-15 08:49:44

He paid a ton of money to shoot an endangered animal in a cruel and barbaric way. Why on earth do you feel sorry for him?

PrimalLass Wed 29-Jul-15 08:50:35

No. He was already on probation for illegal hunting. Arsewipe.

Gasp0deTheW0nderD0g Wed 29-Jul-15 08:51:41

I don't feel sorry for him in the slightest. With any luck the opprobrium he's getting now will make others think twice before doing anything similar.

StitchingMoss Wed 29-Jul-15 08:51:42

Don't believe for one second that he thought what he was doing was legal - don't think he gave a shit until it started to hurt him personally.

He's brought it all on himself. No sympathy.

DoreenLethal Wed 29-Jul-15 08:53:03

I'd personally like to fire an arrow into him and watch him have a 40 hour death...but hey that's just me.

Anyone who gets up one day and thinks 'I know, I'm going to go all out to kill a lion today' needs taking into some sort of protected custody.

Complete cunt and deserves all the bad publicity he gets.

HoldYerWhist Wed 29-Jul-15 08:53:43

What Repeat said.

He's vile and deserves all the condemnation he's getting and more.

CherryBonBon Wed 29-Jul-15 08:53:52

YABU.

He's a vile cunt.

Petridish Wed 29-Jul-15 08:54:32

He's a cunt and I'm shocked that anyone would feel sorry for him.

biscuit

DorisLessingsCat Wed 29-Jul-15 08:55:36

No, and he's caused the deaths of six cubs as well, as Cecil's cubs will be killed to encourage his lioness to mate with another lion.

I'd like to drill all his teeth out.

And then feed him to lions.

TwistInMySobriety Wed 29-Jul-15 08:55:55

He lured the lion out of his conservation area

So the facts are all established 100% beyond all possible doubt then? good-oh. Good thing the media all waited until that was the case before reporting it then. Oh wait, no they didn't.

Rubylee87 Wed 29-Jul-15 08:56:38

YABU. I don't feel sorry for anyone who gets criticized for barbarically murdering beautiful animals for fun.

MemphisBella Wed 29-Jul-15 08:57:04

YABU.

I hope his business fails as a result of his actions. He deserves all the bad press he gets.

maresedotes Wed 29-Jul-15 08:58:25

There's another thread on this subject. This is what I said.

I had some sympathy for him because he claimed he thought all the correct permits were in place (so this is legal in Zimbabwe) but he has previously illegally killed a bear. Also had a sexual harrassment claim against him so I don't have huge sympathy for him.

Plus I've just read about the cubs and that makes me sad.

TwistInMySobriety Wed 29-Jul-15 08:58:26

What about the people who would lose their jobs as a result memphisbella? Do they deserve the impact of trial by media too?

PinkSparklyPussyCat Wed 29-Jul-15 08:59:01

YABU. I have no sympathy for him whatsoever. My sympathy is with Cecil and his cubs who will probably now be killed by another lion moving in on the territory.

Palmer deserves everything that's happening to him and more.

TwistInMySobriety Wed 29-Jul-15 08:59:48

Is there maresdotes? I did look but couldn't see one, sorry.

firesidechat Wed 29-Jul-15 09:00:15

He got what he deserved and I was delighted to see on the news this morning that the majority of his neighbours feel equally disgusted with him.

I thought dentists had to be quite intelligent. Guess he's the exception.

Tootoofunny Wed 29-Jul-15 09:00:39

Yup he's a cunt no sympathy, imagine how many schools he could have built or getting clean water etc etc his 75 grand could have done

maresedotes Wed 29-Jul-15 09:04:48

twist it's on the BBC Africa website

VoyageOfDad Wed 29-Jul-15 09:04:49

I saw a montage of lots if different pictures of him with lots if different dead animals.

Like he's on a one man mission to drive endangered animals to extinction.

They should put him in a cage with a lion and take his bow and arrow away, see how he fairs then !

He's a royal arsehole

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