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Big Game Hunter Gets Killed By Elephant He Was Trying To Shoot, And Here’s How Internet Reacts
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Big Game Hunter Gets Killed By Elephant He Was Trying To Shoot, And Here’s How Internet Reacts

An Argentinian hunter named Jose Monzalvez was killed after being crushed by an elephant. The 46-year-old was part of a hunter group tracking an elephant herd in a private wildlife area in Namibia. One of the elephants is reported to have charged before the men could shoot, and that’s when the tragedy happened.

Relatives have been informed of the man’s death. It is known that Monzalvez had an official permit to hunt.

Still, the Internet’s reaction has been overwhelmingly negative, with many people expressing their disgust with the big game hunting. It is also worth noting it was not the first time a hunter was killed this year.

(h/t: independent)

Not too long ago, we wrote about a big game hunter who was killed by an elephant…

Image credits: Theunis Botha Big Game Safaris

Well, this happened again in Namibia, and this time the victim was a hunter named Jose Monzalvez

Image credits: ddefillipo

The man got crushed to death by an elephant while on a hunting trip

Image credits: Tom Schulze

Many people were enraged by this and expressed their anti-hunting views:

While others were on the hunter’s side:

And, of course, there were trolls:

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Cat Meow
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4 years ago

Gotta love when Karma works quickly.

John L
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4 years ago

That's what he gets for going after the ladies. Since elephant herds are all Matriarchal, there are no adult males in them. Hell hath no fury like a bunch of females protecting the little ones. ;D

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Brigitte
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4 years ago

The people who defend him come up with the worst excuses. Yes, he had a hunting permit but he killed an elephant. An elephant, not a deer or a boar. And even though he paid a lot of money for it... that doesn't make it right to shoot an endangered species.

Leni
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4 years ago

He acquired a hunting permit specifically for that elephant I think. I'm not sure why it was allowed; I did think that African elephants were endangered. Maybe it was corruption. However maybe it's like with deer: sometimes with deer, an old strong male will prevent younger males from breeding, but not be able to effectively breed anymore himself. Then it becomes better for the species' continuation and the strenth of the genetics to take out the older male. Don't know much about elephants so just guessing, though.

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Anna Sheridan
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4 years ago

If you kill animals for fun you are a psychopath. To see beauty and want to destroy it makes you very sick indeed! Justice served!

Leni
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4 years ago

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Yeah no that's not the definition of psychopathy.

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Cat Meow
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4 years ago

Gotta love when Karma works quickly.

John L
Community Member
4 years ago

That's what he gets for going after the ladies. Since elephant herds are all Matriarchal, there are no adult males in them. Hell hath no fury like a bunch of females protecting the little ones. ;D

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Brigitte
Community Member
4 years ago

The people who defend him come up with the worst excuses. Yes, he had a hunting permit but he killed an elephant. An elephant, not a deer or a boar. And even though he paid a lot of money for it... that doesn't make it right to shoot an endangered species.

Leni
Community Member
4 years ago

He acquired a hunting permit specifically for that elephant I think. I'm not sure why it was allowed; I did think that African elephants were endangered. Maybe it was corruption. However maybe it's like with deer: sometimes with deer, an old strong male will prevent younger males from breeding, but not be able to effectively breed anymore himself. Then it becomes better for the species' continuation and the strenth of the genetics to take out the older male. Don't know much about elephants so just guessing, though.

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Anna Sheridan
Community Member
4 years ago

If you kill animals for fun you are a psychopath. To see beauty and want to destroy it makes you very sick indeed! Justice served!

Leni
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4 years ago

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Yeah no that's not the definition of psychopathy.

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