“As outrage continues over the killing of tourist attraction Cecil the lion by a hunter in Zimbabwe, National Rifle Association board member Ted Nugent called the controversy “a lie” and “a joke,” adding, “God are people stupid.” The 13-year-old lion was killed by an American hunter after reportedly being lured outside the confines of Hwange National park sometime in early July. Cecil rose to fame and became a major tourist attraction after his participation in a scientific study that involved GPS tracking of his movements.
“The BBC gave an account of the hunt, which involved wounding Cecil with a crossbow before killing him with a gun more than a day later, and noted that Cecil’s cubs will now be killed. “He is believed to have been killed on 1 July but the carcass was not discovered until a few days later. The ZCTF said the hunters had used bait to lure him outside Hwange National Park during a night-time pursuit. Mr. Palmer is said to have shot Cecil with a crossbow, injuring the animal. The group didn’t find the wounded lion until 40 hours later, when he was shot dead with a gun.”
“Ted Nugent, a member of the National Rifle Association board, stated that the whole story was a “joke” and added that “hypocrite lefties enjoy eating good steaks made from cows, but at the same time, b*tch about the enjoyment of shooting lions.”
“You know, I consider myself to be a relatively tough guy and I don’t think there’s much that can upset me, but when I see something like this, I immediately go off. On one hand, you’ve got people who don’t mind eating pork, chicken, cow steaks, beef and other produce made from domestic animals, but then want to tear the head off of hunters who are doing the exact same thing as them. And then they have the audacity to call them ‘killers?’ What is wrong with you, people?” Nugent told Newslo.
He added: “The amount of two-faced people on this planet sickens me. It’s one goddamn lion, it’s not a thousand of them. I don’t see anyone complaining about the thousands of domestic animals that get slain every day to feed billions worldwide. And now they want to lynch the guy who did it? F*ck that, I say give him a medal. At least he had the b*lls to do what nobody else did. And if I were him, I’d do the same. And now if you’ll excuse me, I’m off to do some blow during target practice. Need to keep in shape, you know.”