Michael Savage: Mr. President, Please save the Elephants!

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  1. UNT2007

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    http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/03/09/savage-president-please-save-elephants/
    There are just as many hysterical voices on the right as there are on the left on this issue.


    Michael Savage took to his radio show on Tuesday to call on President Donald Trump to reinstate a ban on the importation of “elephant trophies” from African countries.

    The Department of the Interior (DOI) withdrew “enhancement findings” via the 2014 and 2015 Endangered Species Act (ESA), opening the possibility of approval of importation of “elephant trophies” on a “case-by-case” basis.

    “Mr. President, please hear our message today,” said Savage. “Please save the elephants. … I am pleading with President Trump to reverse his order. … At this late stage of human history and human evolution, we have very little time left to save our noble friends.” Savage added, “Stop the importation of elephant trophies and stop it now. … Remember, Mr. President, insensitivity leads to brutality. We need to get back to a respect for life of all kinds.”

    Permitting the importation of “elephant trophies” affirms left-wing caricatures of Republicans, warned Savage:


    Mr. President, permitting the importation of elephant trophies, this is a stereotype of the ugly Republican on steroids. Everything that the left says about the insensitive, earth-killing, oafish, animal-destroying Republican is coming to fruition in this one move.

    You still have time to reverse this order and restore common decency. Please stop the importation of elephant trophies, and stop it now. If you do not do this, you will forever lose the independent animal-loving voter. You will lose the women. You will lose millennials.​

    Savage said he was lobbying the White House in urging for a reinstatement of the Obama-era ban on importation of “elephant trophies.” He described the Trump administration’s reversal of the ban as a “nightmare,” “travesty,” and “terrible mistake”:

    “I’ve been lobbying since last night at 11 o’clock with the White House directly, begging the president to reverse this travesty,” said Savage. “Not only because it is the morally right thing to do, but because on a Machiavellian level, unless he reverses this travesty, he will lose women and millennials in 2018, and then he will lose the White House forever.”

    Biblical concepts of humanity’s dominion over the earth mandate “compassion” and “care” for animals, said Savage. “A primary core of our culture is compassion and care – not only for the weak and the poor, but also for our defenseless animal friends.”

    “These are one of the most beautiful creatures on the planet,” declared Savage. “God put them on the planet for us to protect, not to butcher.” Killing elephants for sport is an “insult to God,” he added.

    Humans are the only animals who kill for sport, Savage said. “As a little boy … I didn’t like to see animals being slaughtered, even then. I don’t mind a person eating an animal for food, but I didn’t like people who just kill animals for fun because even animals don’t do that.” He added, “It’s extremely rare, my father told me, in the animal world – if ever seen at all – that an animal will kill another animal for sport. He said man is the only animal that does that, and that was the beginning of my political evolution.”

    Chinese demand for ivory underwrites elephant hunting, according to the radio host:


    [Elephant hunting is] due to the scum in China who buy ivory. The vermin lowlifes in China are the real problem here. You talk about end users, talk about the subhuman morons in China who buy ivory thinking that they’re super middle class for showing ivory on their shelves. What a disgrace. … If you let these cowards rapaciously slaughter elephants and you let the vermin who trade in ivory sell it to the creatures in China who are throwbacks to the 1950s in America – the ugly bourgeoisie who display ivory like it’s something to be proud of – we are losing a piece not only of ourselves, but of the earth and everything in it. In other words, we are insulting God by doing a thing like that.​

    “You can’t save America by crapping on the earth,” Savage said, framing conservationism as an essential component of political conservatism.

    Savage continued his critique on his show on Wednesday. “I woke up to an absolute horror. I felt that someone had punched me in the gut when I saw that the ban on bringing elephant and other wildlife trophies into the United States was secretly lifted for hunters on a ‘case-by-case’ basis,” he said. “I felt betrayed. I had spent a dinner talking to the president about environmental issues, and especially this, and this is what happened anyway.”

    On Wednesday, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Trump still opposes big game hunting for “trophies.” In November, Trump described such hunting as a “horror show” via Twitter:

    Savage claimed to have been told by “primary presidential voices” that Trump had decided to reverse the DOI’s decision after listening to the radio show host’s appeal:


    I sent Mr. Trump the article I wrote, saying, “Mr. President, you’re just plain wrong.” People in the administration told me personally the president received this information yesterday. … I’m here to tell you today that we prevailed. Our message was heard by Mr. Trump, and according to primary presidential voices, elephants, lions and other so-called trophy kills will be banned again from entering the United States. I’m told Mr. Trump reversed the Fish and Wildlife order and restored the Obama-era order for these animals to be protected.​

    “The president has to step in here and by executive order completely curtail trophy imports for this to stop,” said Savage. “I don’t think he’s done that.”
     
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  2. LivingTheDream

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    Yeah Michael Savage has sent alot of money to save the elephant groups. I almost want to call his show but I doubt he would even let me get a word in.
     
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  3. maliami

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    You are right about him not letting you get a word in! It is only a true talk show if you agree wholeheartedly with him, otherwise he cuts you off and blares out his one sided rhetoric to the naive sycophants believing his every word. I think he is the loudest, most vocal anti I have encountered, sadly with a huge adoring audience.
     
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    Last time I listened to him talk about oil development in ANWR, he didn't know the difference between a caribou and a moose. I don't place a lot of credibility with him.
     
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    Savage was one of my favorite hosts about 10 years ago. His show slowly morphed to nothing but stories about his dog and boat, random food recipes, and how every idea any other talk host spoke of was stolen from him. I didn't know he was still on the air.
     

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    Savage needs to get a Bible and actually read it before he states what is an insult to God. It’s certainky not hunting but most likely his mouth! And he is certainly wrong saying that no animals kill for fun or sport. Coyotes do it all the time! They get to killing livestock and just go bezerk and kill and waste lambs etc by the dozens! Domestic dogs do the same.
    Madness.
    Philip
     
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    One issue that this highlights very clearly in my opinion is the degree of misinformation among the general public when it comes to African hunting. Savage states that it is ok to kill an animal for food but not for the heck of it. A reasonable premise but I don't think he knows that every bit of edible meat from an elephant killed on a "trophy hunt" is consumed by the locals. Or that elephant numbers need to be kept at a certain number to reduce degradation of an ever shrinking habitat. Instead of having locals shoot all the elephants trophy hunting allows foreigners to buy big $$ to shoot one. This hunt both provides money for conversation but also meat for locals. The elephant wasn't just shot for the hell of it, the tusks taken and the carcass left to rot.
     
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    I used to think he was fun to listen to, but haven't in some years. I thought he had better sense. Ignorance on parade.
     

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    This guy has no idea what he’s talking about. It’s like his brain shut down.
     

  10. Tom Hawk

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    Dolphins hunt for sport as well.
     

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    Domestic cats kill for sport, had a cat that killed anything it could catch and never ate any of them, birds mice etc
     
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    Drag it home and leave it on the porch
     

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    Michael Savage is simply a Rootless Cosmopolitan and a really ignorant man. There must be some way, in his desire to ban them, he is going to collect a few more shekels out of it. Maybe he owns stock in the Ching Chong Ivory trade Co. he claims is behind the importation? I've almost stopped trying to explain the way you save a species........Most people are too damn stupid to listen/understand and already brainwashed. Go to Hell Michael Savage!
     
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    Some Blacks in Africa do it more than anything!
     
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    I just saw that secretary Zinke tweeted an answer to a congressman that “ since the presidents statement they have not issued a single permit for elephant trophies, they support the presidents policy”. Sounds like Michael Savage got to him.
     

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