Tanzania Hunting Abuses Video WARNING

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  1. BRICKBURN

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    WARNING: This is enough to make you sick to your stomach.

    That these guys only lost the concession is disgusting.

    "There's no real beating around the bush here: Motherboard has gotten its hands on some horrifying footage of hunting and wild animal abuse in Tanzania, where a company known as Green Mile Safari has been caught allowing its clients to hunt protected animals with semi-automatic weapons, run over animals with jeeps, and otherwise torture animals before killing them.

    The footage is so graphic, the crimes so egregious that the Dallas Safari Club, in a letter to Tanzania's minister of natural resources and tourism, said "without question, the video depicts some of the most abhorrent displays of unethical hunting behavior and animal abuse ever recorded."



     

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    Couldn't finish watching that. Just terrible.
     
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    Neither could I. Much too upsetting to me.
    If it were over here in North America they would be hunted down and jailed.
     
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    Jail is to good for them Brickburn!
     
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    Disgusting and so very damaging to the image of all true hunters.

    The fact that they could even call that a 'hunting' trip, leaves me baffled - the bastards only got out of the vehicle when they wanted to torture some poor animal that they had wounded from the car.

    You cannot shoot animals from a vehicle, or even near a vehicle, and call it hunting, not even if your kills are humane, and they wounded so many animals. And chasing them and shooting them on the run? What was the professional hunter doing all through this?

    Were they really such bad shots or were they trying to only wound them so that they could then kill them with knives? It is a pity that the wounded Cape buffalo didn't get up and teach them a thing or two about hunting ethics!

    But when you read the Motherboard article about it, it seems that Green Mile Safaris are blaming everyone but themselves and are even threatening to sue the Tanzanian government for revoking their license - unbelievable!

    Green Mile Safari Co., even claim "The so called 'wild animals abuses' as seen in the hunting video were well planned by our business rivals from USA" - Really? Their rivals forced Green Mile Safaris to make such a damning video of themselves?

    And if they consider the abuses to be 'so-called', regardless of who was responsible, then they do not deserve to be anywhere near firearms and wildlife.

    Their website is currently "under renovation" but there is an email address there and I am going to drop them a line and suggest that they should find another line of business to enter, because they sure shouldn't be in the hunting business.

    They should never be allowed to hold a hunting licence, anywhere, ever again.
     
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    Brickburn - any idea whether there are any laws in Tanzania regulating shooting from a vehicle in a hunting area?

    It certainly looks rather suspect, not sure if the one chap who was dressed in olive/dark green was the wildlife officer, if so he should have known better and should be equally at fault.

    I think its quite evident by the way they were shooting that the people involved were not hunters in the true sense.
    This most certainly does not give a good impression of hunters and hunting outfitters and should be severely penalized for their actions.
     
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    Pete, from what I understand it is completely illegal to shoot from vehicles in Tanzania.
    (It sure as hell is NOT hunting)
     
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    Wow, it just goes to show that there are a lot of defective people out there. There is bad examples of ethics in pretty much every type of activity and sport but that looked like some kind of twisted psychopath team building trip. The fact that they had a kid with them participating was even worse.

    The sad thing is that is what anti-hunters think we are all like.
     
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    Thanks for confirming that Brickburn, didn't think it would be allowed.

    Johnny7604, that youngster is probably going to think that is what hunting is all about and will never know any better.
     
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    Well, you warned me and I watched it anyways and it made me both mad and sick. How can any safari allow that! Someone got payed off no doubt! Ok ... time to go out to the food plot and work off some anger...
     
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    Just tried their website. "Sorry for the inconvenience. Currently our website is under renovation".

    Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight
     
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    Disgusting, sickening, repulsive!
     
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    Well I had to wait a day to post after seeing the video. Toooo mad to type coherently. Nice that dsc and places like this site expose people like this to the light and they run like the cockroaches they are. Makes me sick to see children "trained" like this. I challenge everyone on this site to mentor a youth wherever or whenever you can, not just in hunting but in life. Its my only way to feel I make a difference in combatting stupidity.
     
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    The only conceivable reason for undertaking those actions, especially on video, is to discredit the hunting community. Those were certainly not hunters. Quite likely people of low character with no traceable ties to anti hunting organizations hired to film those atrocities to use as fuel for their anti-hunting agenda. If that kind of crap doesn't invoke a deep emotional response you are not human.
     
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    i dont think so Dh. the company seems to be owned by people in the UAE https://twitter.com/annamiticus/status/500518021815754753 so most "hunting clients" will be arab and they wont see anything wrong with what they were doing, pay your money and do what you want (i dont include every arab person in this generalisation as i know a few who hunt a lot and correctly) they arent exactly known for treating people well so animals........................................being muslim they would have been more interested in cutting the animals throat so they could eat it, and not bothered about the clean initial kill or any suffering to the animal, but being such "good" muslims i am surprised they even touched a warthog being such an unclean animal..........as for the running over the reedbuck etc i cant say what i would like to :mad:, or how i would like to "chat" to these arseholes with my mate Doc assisting !!!! there have been stories of shit going on in areas in tanzania owned by arabs for a while now.
     
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    Any way you look at it its just ridiculous.
     
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    I watched the whole thing and the one recurring theme seemed to be the desire to finish off the animals in the "halal" fashion of cutting the throat to make the animal suitable for eating by Muslims. Not trying to be racist here, but except for the Africans present, they all appeared to be of middle eastern heritage or descent.

    I see Mike made the same point while I was watching the vid.
     
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    Dh way way beyond ridiculous.
     
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    Interesting that the name of their company is synonymous with the walk a prisoner would take prior to being summarily executed.
     
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