STUPIDITY..!!! Man charges Elephant

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  1. observe

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    i'm glad that he was fired! :mad:

    [video]http://www.beeld.com/nuus/2013-05-15-3-toergidse-gepos-oor-ollie-video[/video]

    [video at the bottom of the article]
     
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    What a brain-dead dumb-ass prick. They should name the moron guide as well, so that he can't get work in the trade again..!

    :redhot:
     
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    The guide was roasted and fired. I am pretty sure he will not be getting work any time soon.
     
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    Have a heart boys!
    Yes he did something stupid and he's paying the cost of it!
    He has made public apologies on other public forums notably Face Book! I will post it for all to read!
    I think we've all done silly things we regret but were fortunate not to have a friend filming them and posting them on the net!
    I would employ him in a heart beat! I would stake my life on it that he wouldn't do anything even remotely similar in the future! Working on the premise that people who show immediate remorse for a mistake and are man enough to apologise publicly are unlikely to repeat the same or similar conduct in the future!
    Many many years ago, it was a test of 'manhood' (dumbass as that was then too) To stalk up behind an Ele bull and pull a tail hair from his tail which was then made into a bracelet!
     
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    He lost his job. He has certainly been punished and he has apologized.

    It is a different world now.

    Instead of a simple dismissal or reprimand the video allows the "mistake" to be rediscovered over and over by new people. Leaving the protagonist open to everyones personal reaction.

    That is only an estimated:
    2.5 BILLION people

    Do be careful what you record and share.
     
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    Alcohol has created a lot of fond memories. I think this video is a prime example of what is considered the bottom of my bucket list. However as dumb or stupid this may have been, he seemed to be enjoying himself.

    Yea, chasing an Elephant while drunk in Africa, you will not see me do, nope, not going to happen. (unless it's a dare, then that changes everything I just posted).
     
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    His apology...

    Brian Thomas Masters

    As a result of the recent spread of video content portraying a game ranger confronting a wild elephant I would like to acknowledge that I am responsible for the incident and sincerely regret my harmful and dangerous behaviour. I completely agree with comments that have been made about the unprofessional and unethical treatment of animals. I admit full responsibility for the actions and am deeply, deeply remorseful.

    There has been a lot of baying for blood and a campaign to name and shame so here I am. I am so sorry this happened and I wish I could undo the stupidity of the act but I can't; all I can do is apologize and hope people can see the sincerity I am trying to convey. Firstly the fact that some people are trying to attach my act, which I did alone, to the company mentioned, is ridiculous. The fact that the extremely good work it has done all over Africa is now being questioned due to the stupid actions of one person is beyond belief. The company in question currently conserves over half a million acres of land across Africa, provides 19 000 meals to school children daily and is throwing major resource and people into a host of conservation projects across the continent and those who now feel that the action of one, now undermines everything it has built up and stands for is crazy and for that I am also extremely sorry.

    This has already cost me my reputation and job and has undone all the work I have done in the fields of ground hornbill and elephant research over the last 13 years. The fact that for the months leading up to and after this incident many nights were spent sitting out in the bush after a full day's work trying to do our part in slowing this terrible tide of rhino poaching gets very quickly forgotten. For years spent facilitating people's introduction to this beautiful continent be it on foot or vehicle and getting people passionate about conserving these wild areas, this incident makes me extremely sad; all the hard work I have done is undone in 45 seconds of folly. For those of you who know me I am sure you'll agree that this was done with no malice, merely poor judgement

    It pleases me to see so many people standing up and saying this type of behaviour is unacceptable because it is and you should be angry. I ask that you vent your anger at me and don't drag the name of an amazing company through the mud for something that they clearly had no hand in. But also look carefully at yourself and ask if there was anything you have done in the past that had it been caught on camera could have had negative consequences. I hope you will have room for forgiveness as you understand how these mistakes can be made.
     
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    He manned up no doubt. If you make a mistake, only thing you can do is apologize and take responsibility. That he did to the fullest. Made my share of mistakes, as most people I know. Tried to own up if I could.
     
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    He s apologized, he s paid for it. No need to crucify him further.

    I am glad there were no digital video cameras or Internet when I was young :sweat:
     

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