Theunis Botha, 51, died on Friday in Zimbabwe, South Africa’s News24 reported, citing Netwerk24.
Botha, who owned an outfitting company, was walking with some other hunters when they came across a group of breeding elephants. The elephants charged the hunters and Botha opened fire. For more on this story click here.
I’ve said it time after time, wild animals are wild animals. Do I feel sad for this big game hunter, nope. First and foremost, African elephants are ENDANGERED. Why oh why do we need to hunt and kill them? Don’t you think that have seen and experienced enough trauma in their lives already? They are being hunted and butchered for their ivory, leaving many heard without mothers or bulls that will help continue to increase population. If it’s not the low land gorillas, Bengal Tigers, rhinos-when is this going to stop?!? Soon we will have no more elephants or rhinos and our children’s children won’t know how beautiful and majestic these creatures are.