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Couple Kiss Over The Corpse Of Lion They Just Shot Dead In Vile Photo Causing Outrage

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You don’t have to be a passionate animal lover to condemn the killing of these creatures. Murdering an innocent being for sport is not just inhumane, but incredibly brutal and horrible. Unfortunately, there are still people that find this wicked practice enjoyable.

A couple even posed for a picture while kissing over the corpse of the lion they killed! Thousands of people were sickened by the photo of Darren and Carolyn Carter from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, who describe themselves as “passionate conservationists”.

It was posted to Facebook by Legelela Safaris, a South African hunting company, with the words:

“Hard work in the hot Kalahari sun… well done. A monster lion.”

Hard work? Really? Killing a defenseless animal in captivity with a gun?

According to its website, the aim of  Legelela Safaris is to “provide the best to hunters and non-hunters alike and we would love it if you bring your family along” with some of the most expensive packages offered to those who want to kill a hyena; shooting a lion is listed as “price on request.”

The repulsive image went viral, and thousands of people were disgusted by it.

Dr. Lauren Gavaghan tweeted:

“Not brave. Not cool. Cowardly to the extreme. What sad, sad souls to kill such a majestic & beautiful animal.” 

Xpose Trophy Hunting commented that the couple killed three canned lions in a day, and they “run a taxidermy business called Solitude Taxidermy, on Facebook.”

Legelela Safaris is one of many companies that target tourists with hunting packages.

Numerous animal rights activists and organizations call out for banning canned hunting. This practice allows wealthy tourists to kill an animal that is in an enclosure to obtain a trophy.

Eduardo Goncalves of the Campaign to Ban Trophy Hunting said:

” There is nothing romantic about killing an innocent animal. It looks as though this lion was a tame animal killed in an enclosure, bred for the sole purpose of being the subject of a smug selfie. This couple should be utterly ashamed of themselves, not showing off and snogging for the cameras.

Trophy hunting is an abomination. The fact that we have so many hunting trophies coming into Britain each year is a stain on our nation’s reputation. It is like shooting a zoo animal. These are tame animals born and bred in captivity. 

There’s nothing sporting about trophy hunting, but ‘canned hunting’ is surely the lowest of the low.”

The photo received harsh criticism and many branded the couple “vile” and “disgusting” for posing next to their hunt. When the Mirror attempted to contact Darren, he said they were not “interesting in commenting”, as it was “too political”.

The couple was also pictured with a second lion on the Legelela account, and there is a photo of Mr. Carter in front of a black bear he shot on their Instagram account.

Since the photo, The Animal Rescue Site reported that the couple received many death threats and have since removed all social media accounts.

A fate sealed with a kiss!

Sources:
www.ndtv.com
www.mirror.co.uk
www.tyla.com

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Man facing assault charges for attack in George Washington University campus parking garage

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A 27-year-old man has been arrested and charged in connection to an attempted sexual assault in a D.C. parking garage that left a woman severely injured earlier this month, police said.

A 27-year-old man has been arrested and charged in connection to an attempted sexual assault in a D.C. parking garage that left a woman severely injured earlier this month, police said.

On Oct. 4, a woman was assaulted while walking in a George Washington University parking garage, police said. The suspect attempted to force the woman into a sexual act during the assault.

On Wednesday, D.C. and George Washington University police announced that Omar Williams, of no fixed address, had been arrested and charged with assault with intent to commit first-degree sexual abuse while armed, and aggravated assault while armed.

Police said the woman was seriously injured in the assault, and that her injuries required hospitalization.

During the investigation into Williams, police said they connected him to two other violent crimes in Northwest D.C.

On Sept. 25, a woman reported being knocked down and robbed of her purse. The victim then ran from the scene.

The other assault happened on Aug. 30, when a suspect walked into a business on the 600 block of Massachusetts Avenue Northwest, grabbed some merchandise and attempted to leave. A person tried to intervene, and the suspect assaulted them, police said.

George Washington University Police Chief James Tate thanked D.C. police for their help in locating a suspect in the case.

“I also want to thank the GW community for its support during this investigation, and for his patience and allowing us to do our work behind the scenes — thank you,” Tate said.

WTOP’s Kristi King contributed to this report.

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Charges filed against owner of escaped zebras in Prince George’s County

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Charges have been filed against the owner of several zebras that have been running around loose in Prince George’s County, Maryland, for almost two months, and another zebra that belonged to him has been found dead.

Charges have been filed against the owner of several zebras that have been running around loose in Prince George’s County, Maryland, for almost two months, and another zebra that belonged to him has been found dead.

Three animal cruelty charges were filed Tuesday in Prince George’s County District Court against Jerry Holly, 76, of Upper Marlboro, Maryland, who has a herd of nearly 40 zebras on his property along Duley Station Road. Prince George’s County Animal Services Chief Rodney Taylor said the herd was moved to Maryland from Florida in late summer, The Associated Press reported.

The charges are animals at large, cruelty and neglect and manner of keeping/nuisance. All relate to the three zebras that escaped from the farm on Aug. 26.



The charging documents say the zebras have not received the care they require during the more than 50 days they have been on the loose.

It was revealed last week that one of the escaped zebras got caught in a snare trap and died in September.

According to charging documents, the trap was just 2 feet away from the fenced zebra enclosure. Snare traps are illegal in Prince George’s County, and an investigation into who set it is ongoing.

The documents go on to say that an investigating officer from Maryland Natural Resources Police thinks the animal most likely died from dehydration after several days of struggling in the trap. The officer said, in his opinion, the animal should have been seen or heard while it was dying if the caretaker had attended to his animals.

By the time natural resources police responded on Sept. 16, the animal was completely decomposed and the cause of its death could not be determined.

Another zebra that was not one of the escapees, was found dead Tuesday on Holly’s property. The charging documents say that animal had been dead long enough for rigor mortis to set in.

Efforts to capture the two zebras that are still running free continue, and the Department of the Environment (DoE) for Prince George’s County says it has inspected the property every two to three business days since they first escaped.

As the DoE investigates, it has chosen not to impound the surviving zebra herd. But it is exploring the possibility of getting help from animal sanctuaries if the decision is made to remove the zebras from the farm.

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Police: Boy stabbed elementary school classmate

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Petersburg police say a boy took a knife to his elementary school and stabbed a 6-year-old classmate during recess.

PETERSBURG, Va. — Petersburg police say a boy took a knife to his elementary school and stabbed a 6-year-old classmate during recess.

WWBT-TV reports that police said the attack happened Tuesday at Walnut Hill Elementary School and the school notified parents on Wednesday.

The student used a pocketknife, injuring another 6-year-old boy from his earlobe to his face.

The injured student is expected to be OK and police say it was an isolated incident between those two students. No one else was hurt.

After consulting with the Commonwealth’s Attorney, police say the child who brought the knife is not expected to face criminal charges.

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