誰殺了CECIL?

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美國牙醫濫殺獅子,令人憤怒。 網上圖片

《博客來稿》動物公民@張婉雯

獅王CECIL之死令全世界悲憤莫名。這頭明星級雄獅竟死在一名蹩腳獵人手中,慘遭割頭剝皮。古人為求生而打獵尚屬合理——為求填肚的話,獵殺一頭野豬或野牛,還能多些肥肉少些風險。獵殺獅子完全是為滿足自已的英雄主義。靠殘殺其他生靈來證明自已的威風,這種人真正的自我形象只怕連屎坑爛屎中的蛆蟲也不如。

而其實除了CECIL,根據報道,津巴布韋Hwange公園內已有廿四隻被非法獵殺的獅子——全球的獅子還餘下多少啊,竟然有廿四隻死於獵人之手。可見這不單是某個喪心病狂的牙醫行為,而根本是一種現象,一種有錢人往落後地區炫武揚威的現象。用學術的話來說,就是資本主義地區對第三世界的剝削。

可不是嗎﹖以前是把販賣、虐待黑奴,如今沒有奴隸制了,便改為剝削第三世界國家的自然生態,花幾個臭錢,便可肆意砍伐森林,殺戮動物。過程中當然少不免僱用當地人作嚮導,作翻譯,於是第三世界的窮人和他們的孩子,所見證到,學到的,便是「有錢使得鬼推磨」。

製餅乾的棕櫚油,便宜的咖啡,名媛身上的皮草,豪宅牆上的虎頭與地上的熊皮……這些東西到底如何得來﹖中間經過多少雙染血的手﹖如今資訊發達,相信各位已時有所聞,不用我再多說。

獅王的雄姿如今已成為悲痛的回憶,而歷史的重複只反覆證實人類的愚昩。

 

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  1. In Zimbabwe people make less than $4,000 a year. When a wealthy person comes in and pays more than $50,000 they do the job. The problem is that wealthy scumbags go kill these creatures. Elephants, rhinos, tigers, lions, giraffes, etc. Should be left alone. We stop poachers from killing these creatures, not so rich white people have more to kill, but to save these species. The root of the problem is financial motivation. Poachers, poach these animals because rich people buy their skins, heads, horns and other parts. Guides make money when wealthy people come in offering 10 years worth of pay to kill. They are in no position to turn down these offers. Ultimately, the fact that the lion had a human sounding name was not what made this awful. Killing any animal that has a population that could fit in a small stadium is wrong. There were 200,000 lions 30 years ago and between 15 and 30k in the wild now.

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