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King Juan Carlos breaks a hip hunting elephants in Botswana
Spain News ^ | April 14, 2012

Posted on 04/14/2012 11:53:23 AM PDT by billorites

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To: Vision

When did FR turn into the PETA forums? Animals are a resource. Regulated hunting preserves the “market” for that resource.


51 posted on 04/14/2012 5:11:31 PM PDT by CollegeRepublican
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To: billorites

And the elephants rejoiced. Me too. Barbaric sport for such intelligent animals.


52 posted on 04/14/2012 5:54:18 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: CollegeRepublican

Emotional fools are everywhere.


53 posted on 04/14/2012 6:28:08 PM PDT by Vision ("Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
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To: Secret Agent Man
"And the elephants rejoiced. Me too. Barbaric sport for such intelligent animals."

A national pass time is the bullfight.

54 posted on 04/14/2012 6:31:42 PM PDT by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: billorites

The Marx Brothers never missed an opportunity for a pun, did they?


55 posted on 04/14/2012 6:43:41 PM PDT by CommerceComet (If Mitt can leave the GOP to protest Reagan, why can't I do the same in protest of Romney?)
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To: billorites
I've visited Botswana ... stayed in one of the most upscale game lodges in that country. The game tours were spectacular ... you were within a few yards of prides of lions, Cape buffalo, giraffes, elephants, etc., etc.. Killing an elephant is a no brainer ... if this story is true this Spanish POS needs to die a slow agonizing death ... we were, no exaggeration, sitting in Land Rovers within touching distance of elephants ... they surrounded our vehicle.
56 posted on 04/14/2012 6:46:27 PM PDT by BluH2o
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To: Beelzebubba
Shhhhh!

Don't confuse the people who are getting their hate on with facts!

Botswana has a very healthy elephant population in fact a bit too healthy. Which is why they have these hunts. Too many elephants mean that your crops are going to get trampled, your fruit and nut trees are going to be uprooted and your cattle are going to be scattered to the four winds because elephants go right through your fences.

A culling, especially of lone bulls, helps keep the damage to humans at a minimum while doing no damage to the elephant population as a whole.

57 posted on 04/14/2012 6:49:10 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Would you sing if someone sucked YOU up the vacuum cleaner hose?)
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To: CollegeRepublican
They have never seen the damage elephants do.

To liberals every deer is Bambi, to many of the people on this thread every elephant is Dumbo.

Such gentle creatures.

58 posted on 04/14/2012 7:02:06 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Would you sing if someone sucked YOU up the vacuum cleaner hose?)
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear

A dead rhino with elephant tusk puncture wounds. If only.......


59 posted on 04/14/2012 7:10:01 PM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: livius
The problem, actually, is that he’s probably more conservative than the recent leaders of the country but is too chicken to say so.

That's probably not saying much, but I always had the impression that he was quite liberal. At least for a monarch. IIRC, he didn't follow Franco's plans and disappointed many of the conservatives after Franco died. I believe he also disapproves of any royal aspirations of the Bourbon pretender to the French throne.

Anyway, I'm surprised by all the criticism of him on this thread. Is this a PETA site?

60 posted on 04/14/2012 11:20:31 PM PDT by WPaCon
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To: Stormdog
Point taken. Do they accept you as human?

Research the Downing Effect. It might provide some explanation for your current semi-hominid status.

61 posted on 04/15/2012 4:54:14 AM PDT by jonascord (Any Democrat. Classic examples of the Downing Effect.)
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To: unkus
Quite a fall to do that kind of damage.

Yes, but what was the elephant doing up in the tree in the first place? ;^)

62 posted on 04/15/2012 5:03:19 AM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: jonascord

“Research the Downing Effect. It might provide some explanation”

I will. Thank you.


63 posted on 04/15/2012 7:09:54 AM PDT by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: GreenLanternCorps

Stop confusing your fellow FReepers with facts!


64 posted on 04/15/2012 7:30:20 AM PDT by Cuttnhorse
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To: Vision
Hunters have saved the African elephant. Your ignorance is what's ugly and heartless.

You clearly don't understand FReepers...most have no idea that the large numbers of elephants in many areas of Africa are causing huge problems for the animals due to starvation and the fact that their increased numbers are pushing them into populated areas surrounding the game parks. Human-elephant encounters never end well.

While I admire elephants a great deal, and have a deep reverence for all animals, and am not a hunter, there is a legitimate need for culling herds through permitted hunting...just like managing elk and deer herds.

65 posted on 04/15/2012 7:37:49 AM PDT by Cuttnhorse
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To: Cuttnhorse
It costs about $30k to hunt an elephant. Those dollars buy land for the animals and management improvements like water wells.
66 posted on 04/15/2012 10:49:30 AM PDT by Vision ("Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
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To: WPaCon

I definitely wouldn’t criticize him for hunting! Although the left, here as in Spain, certainly does.

He’s clearly no Franco, but even Franco knew that things were going to change after his death...and the first person the Spanish elected after his death was a Socialist, or at any rate, a member of a predecessor of the current socialist party.

In the Spanish constitution, the king has virtually no power, so regardless of Juan Carlos’ opinions on anything, like any constitutional monarchy based on a parliamentary syste, Spain is governed by whatever party has a majority or can form a coalition.


67 posted on 04/15/2012 11:57:03 AM PDT by livius
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